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Windows 7: Windows 7 Gif Viewer Works perfectly

25 Apr 2014   #121

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Big thank you to Goofwear. Corgano, Win8h8r and others! Your instructions made it work! May I second Deviceless's question: Is there a way to use this without being asked for permission to use rundll32.exe every time?

Update: I may possibly have the answer- I went to both files in My Computer, unchecked "run as administrator" then went to the security tabs in both files and checked "full control" to anyone on the list. Click OK and exit. Now I'm no longer prompted for permission to run the program. Seems to be working just like XP! Thanks, everyone!

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26 Apr 2014   #122

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win8h8r View Post
Both my download links went bad, so I have now included the registry script as an attachment. I was hoping to avoid this since only registered users can download attachments, but I can't find a file host that is worth crap. Sorry for the inconvenience.

goku262002: These are the specific setup steps I took to get the GIF image viewer working:

- Download the Windows 7 Gif Viewer.exe installer from Index of ./downloads/

- Install, and ignore the box that might pop up saying "this program didn't install properly"

- Right click on C:\rundll32.exe and change the compatibility mode to Windows Vista, and also check the box "run as administrator"

- Run register_file_types.reg

This registry script should associate bmp, jpg, png, and tiff files with the viewer. It worked on my Windows 7 x64 system. Make sure to run it with admin privileges. You might have to "take ownership" of these registry keys:


Note that the "GIF viewer" mentioned here is actually just a modified version of the original XP viewer, and should work exactly the same. The author simply changed the name, and I believe modified the code a little to make it work in Windows 7. I personally think he should have left the name alone to avoid confusion, because it will work with most other image types besides GIF.

I also attached the original unedited viewer dll from windows XP, but I don't know if it's possible to get it working. You could try pasting it over the shimgvw.dll that was created in C:\, but backup the original first!
alright I did what you instructed and while the GIF viewer is working, my computer is still not seperating the file types right I still got .gifs separated while everything else is a .tif even if its a .jpg or .png. I tried going to the regedit and taking ownership of those registry keys but those exact files don't exist.

Any ideas to get my computer to seperate the picture types again?
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28 Apr 2014   #123

Windows 7 Professional x64

goku262002: sorry, but I'm not quite understanding the issue you are having. Do you mean those file types don't have any programs associated with them? Something might have corrupted your file extensions if none of the registry keys I mentioned exist on your system. You could try running the registry scripts from here to restore the default configurations for those file types:

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Also, check the permissions for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and make sure it is set to 'full control' under administrators.

Good luck :)
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29 Apr 2014   #124

Windows 7

Nono, its not the fact that the .jpg or .png file types are not showing up at the end of file names, its this:

You see how .PNG and .GIF are being separated by my computer but theres no .JPG? the computer thinks that .jpg are .tif files and are grouping them together, its been doing that ever since I first put in the GIF viewer. it was at first doing that with all the file types but after I got the GIF maker reinstalled it seperated .gifs and I have no clue how .png got separated but the computer fixed that issue. now I just need my PC to stop thinking .jpg are .tif files, how do I do that?
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30 Apr 2014   #125

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Note the 'scrolling windows' , Please

Pay no attention to the actual wording of the quoted post, just that it's readable by "scrolling".

That's all I want the XP Viewer for. It doesn't matter to me what is within the scrolls, text, gif's, jpg's, etc., I just want it to scroll so that a person can capture a long list of items like it did in XP.

It seems I've had a doozy of a time trying to explain why I'm interested in it & sure hope this is more of a help than a hindrance. I apologize if it just causes confusion.

Sooooo, IS this GIF Viewer something that will work for my purpose?

Thank you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
Your registry work is a little sloppy, as you place the files in the root of the C drive, and assume all computers are installed on C: (Mine is in fact D:). I've come up with a little fix:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@="GIF Image"
@="C:\\rundll32.exe C:\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_PrintTo /pt \"%1\" \"%2\" \"%3\" \"%4\""
"New Value #1"=hex(2):25,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,44,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,67,\
As well, I don't care for the installer or modified DLL, and found a way to set compatability through registry. For simplicity's sake, I wrote a one click installer. Literally double click and you're done(Now run again to un install), as well as source below source. The installer doesn't need autoit, and you don't need to set the compatiability settings - it does everything for you
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=XP Photo and fax viewer (For GIFS on Win 7).exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 AutoIt Version:
 Author:         Corgano,
    This script provides a one-click instalation for easy gif viewing experience identical (literally!)
    to that of windows XP
 Terms of use:
    This script is free to use, distribute, modify, and what else have your fancies be as long as these
    three conditions are met
        1: This header must remain intact with any mods or copies of this script
        2: You may not sell or in any way make profit off of this script. It's free, for free use by
        anyone, anywhere.
        3: This is by no means an official fix. It's just a workaround to make windows XP's photo viewer
        work on win 7. May work for win 8, may **** up your computer. I'm not responcable for any loss of
        data or hair as result of this program
  What it does:
    This is based off of this idea -
    However, there were many errors. All the addresses were static, and assumed that the system drive was
    C:. It doesn't work if your system drive isn't C:, so I re-wrote it to use %WinDir% making it much, MUCH more robust. I also moved the
    files to windows\gif, which is cleaner IMO. Replaced the modified "shimgvw.dll" with the real file
    and wrote a simpler installer
    Added an uninstal option
    Fixed spelling mistakes (derp)
    Added message confirming instal
#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
$path = @WindowsDir&"\gif"
if RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers", $path&"\rundll32.exe") = "WINXPSP3" or FileExists($path&"\rundll32.exe") Then
    if msgbox(36,"Already installed!","Do you want to uninstal XP Photo and Fax Viewer (for gifs)?") = 6 Then
RegWrite('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document','','REG_SZ','GIF Image')
RegWrite('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document\shell\open\command','','REG_EXPAND_SZ','%WinDir%\gif\rundll32.exe %WinDir%\gif\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1')
RegWrite('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document\shell\printto\command','','REG_SZ','C:\rundll32.exe C:\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_PrintTo /pt "%1" "%2" "%3" "%4"')
RegWrite('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document\shell\printto\command','New Value #1','REG_EXPAND_SZ','%WinDir%\gif\rundll32.exe %WinDir%\gif\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_PrintTo /pt "%1" "%2" "%3" "%4"')
RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers", $path&"\rundll32.exe", "REG_SZ", "WINXPSP3")
MsgBox(0,"Installed!","Try opening a gif now. Run again to uninstal")
To run the source you will need Autoit installed, and the Rundll32 and shimgvw.dll files in the script's folder. I hope someone learns something or finds this useful :P
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11 May 2014   #126

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Direct Download didn't work, got this, tried 3 times.

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12 May 2014   #127

Windows 7

Yeah I'm still waiting on my issue to be fixed too.
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14 May 2014   #128

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have checked the original down load links I have posted they are up and still working Windows 7 Gif Viewer
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21 May 2014   #129

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey guys

Really sorry. Must be a permissions issue on Google Drive? It used to be fine? I even checked when I posted ages ago by going incognito and it allowed me to download Try my dropbox link.

I will post a link to another mirror tonight when I get home and it has finished syncing. I have some Android firmware uploading at the moment so that DB link might take a while to appear. If not you may see 404 not available of something similar till it finishes uploading. Will update my previous posts later tonight too.

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01 Jun 2014   #130

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

This is what I just got . . . . .

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