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Reinstall Windows Picture and Fax Viewer


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hello,

i think a while back when there was a security threat for windows picture and fax viewer i ran a "run" command found on a website to remove it from my pc. problem is, now i would like it back if possible.

can anyone tell me how to reinstall this program? i grabbed raw image viewer from microsoft but it doesnt display thumbnails... just the icon for the image type.

Thanks!
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Here's a registry addition found at http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm. Scroll down to item 80. I can not vouch for this solution, although I generally trust things I find on this site.

This may be the same registry fix, but here's another one I found: http://www.theelderg..._fax_viewer.htm.

Please post the results, good or bad.
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i ran it and it merged successfully.. wasnt able to open an image with it (nothing happened) but i havent restarted, so ill give that a try when i get a chance and let you know.

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Here's another thing to try, in case that turns out not to have worked. I found it at http://ask-leo.com/w...fax_viewer.html.

click on Start, Run... and type in:

regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll (Note the spaces between the three segments of the command)

and press OK. Then press OK again on the resulting success message.
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Here's another thing to try, in case that turns out not to have worked. I found it at http://ask-leo.com/w...fax_viewer.html.

click on Start, Run... and type in:

regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll (Note the spaces between the three segments of the command)

and press OK. Then press OK again on the resulting success message.


this worked! first thing i've tried that did work. thanks very much for finding this link!
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Wonderful! Thanks for letting us know! :whistling:
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