I want my MS Photo Editor back!

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  1. Posts : 11
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    I want my MS Photo Editor back!


    Let me start by saying
    I detest all photo programs other than the old MS Photo Editor. I managed to migrate it thru to my Vista computer but, now I am using Win 7 x64 and it just won't work. Does anyone know a work around for this? I've read that it can be used on x32. I've got the exe file in a folder in Program Files and I've changed compatibility to Win 7 but, still doesn't recognize file types.

    I guess I shouldn't be too surprised the knuckleheads at MS took away everyone's favorite photo editor. I don't need to organize, sort, search, file, send, resend, forward ANY picture on my computer. I need some quick necessary editing on occasion. Photo Editor was perfect!

    End of Rant

    So, does anyone know how I can get this to work without overtaxing my mediocre computer skills?
    Last edited by MissMinerva; 20 Oct 2017 at 14:10.
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  2. Posts : 4
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       #2

    right click on the photo, then left click on edit.
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  3. Posts : 10,200
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    Rt-clk on file | choose Open with | do you see your desired photo editor?
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  4. Posts : 2,578
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    Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
    Fingers crossed!

    MS Photo Editor download link:
    http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

    Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
    and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
    "Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
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  5. Posts : 7,730
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    Imperfect1 said:
    Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
    Fingers crossed!

    MS Photo Editor download link:
    http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

    Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
    and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
    "Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
    Out of sheer interest, I tried the MS Photo Editor link (the first one in the above quote) and it installs just fine under Windows 7 64-bit.
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  6. Posts : 14,606
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    if you download windows live essentials then leave all the other programs unchecked for install except windows live photo gallery ( i think thats what its called) then you will have your old photo viewer / editor, set it as default for opening photos and your good to go

    Windows Live Essentials: Photo Gallery
    its even better than before.
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  7. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
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    seavixen32 said:
    Imperfect1 said:
    Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
    Fingers crossed!

    MS Photo Editor download link:
    http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

    Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
    and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
    "Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
    Out of sheer interest, I tried the MS Photo Editor link (the first one in the above quote) and it installs just fine under Windows 7 64-bit.
    I installed it just fine. Getting it to work is another story. Does it open pics for you? When I open Photo Editor I get: 'No file format information can be found in the Registry'. So you know of some other setting I should try? Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 7,730
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    It opened images without any difficulty as per this screenshot.

    I want my MS Photo Editor back!-mpe.jpg

    You might want to run a system file check as it would appear your system registry is corrupted, which is not really a Microsoft Photo Editor problem.

    Have a read through this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

    Just out of interest, what image type are you trying to open?
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  9. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
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    seavixen32 said:
    It opened images without any difficulty as per this screenshot.

    I want my MS Photo Editor back!-mpe.jpg

    You might want to run a system file check as it would appear your system registry is corrupted, which is not really a Microsoft Photo Editor problem.

    Have a read through this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

    Just out of interest, what image type are you trying to open?
    Mostly jpegs. I'm going to try the system file checker. Thanks so much! And to think I've only had this new computer for less than a month

    Just ran system file checker and everything was ok. Ran it as admin but path was C:\users\me> instead of C:\Windows\system32> like in the tutorial. The 'target' and 'start in' paths were correct according to tutorial. Shame I'm totally obsessed with this now....
    Last edited by MissMinerva; 05 Apr 2012 at 19:38. Reason: add info
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  10. Posts : 10,200
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