Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can not open jpg or png files. OS Windows 10

05 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 10
Can not open jpg or png files. OS Windows 10

Hey, I really hope that someone can help me please? I'm not technical at all i'm afraid!

I work from home and use the Dropbox cloud system, and for some reason today I am unable to open jpg or png files! Even if I try to open the pictures through my Pictures folder on my desktop, they still won't open. Brings up an error message showing the location of the file and "The app didn't start" with a big red cross.

I need to get this fixed asap as I use a lot of photo's for work.

Does anyone have any ideas please??

Thanks in advance

P.S. I have tried to upload a picture I took of the error message (jpg) and it won't even upload to this site. It just says Server Error 500

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

We have a sister forum specifically for Win 10. Best to post there.

Windows 10 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You can use this free program it has a very good viewer too until you find a fix for the built in app issue,
John Paul Chacha's Lab - Chasys Draw IES - Product Homepage

You can also use this to bring back windows photo viewer
Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Can not open jpg or png files. OS Windows 10

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Help (.hlp) Files - Cannot Open in Windows Fix
How to Open 32-bit Help (.hlp) Files that Require WinHlp32.exe in Windows Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update...
Windows cant open ANY .png files
Hi There, I'm struggling with weird problem. Windows cant show any png files. Thumbnails, png preview, even calculator get freak. Ui elements form excel are missing (my guess is they are png files). It happened after I cleaned my temp folder and I have deleted some files like VC_RED.MSI,...
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows 7 cannot open .zip files
I've been running into this problem for a few months now (I've had Windows 7 longer than that) and recently Windows 7 will not open .zip files if I was to download them from BaseCamp. I used to be able to, but not in a few months. I've already take the steps of downloading WinZip and 7-Zip...
General Discussion
.exe files will not open in Windows 7 64 bit
I am currently running Windows 7 64 bit. I can only open certain files such as Internet Explorer 64 bit, but not the 32 bit version. All other borwsers, game applications and programs, besides Ventrilo, which is also in the C:Program Files Folder do not open. I can also get Regedit to work, which...
General Discussion
Can't Open Certain .EXE Files In Windows 7
I seem to be having a problem where I can't seem to open certain .exe files that I've downloaded. For e.g. Samsung Kies, SPSS Statistics. InstallShield Wizard will just hang and not do anything. I tried doing Right-Clicking and "Run as Administrator" but it doesn't do anything. I have tried...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:58.
Twitter Facebook