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panchristo

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The Rotate picture clockwise/counterclockwise command has disappeared from my right-click menu in windows explorer.


So far I've tried a program called ShelWxView but with no success.
Also running the command "REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL" has no effect either.

Anyone knows how to restore it?

Note: I have just noticed that the problem appears only when dealing with a directory of images other than ".jpg", but trying with the settings in the file types settings in control panel doesn't do anything - Does this help?

Edited by panchristo, 10 May 2011 - 12:49 AM.

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See if this helps: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/norotate.htm

Be aware that using the Rotate feature on JPG images will cause image degradation since JPG is a "lossy" format.
When the image is rotated from the context-menu, it is automatically re-saved so more image data is lost since the image was created.
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See if this helps: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/norotate.htm

Be aware that using the Rotate feature on JPG images will cause image degradation since JPG is a "lossy" format.
When the image is rotated from the context-menu, it is automatically re-saved so more image data is lost since the image was created.

Also running the command "REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL" has no effect either.

I assume that TIF files don't sustain any pixel loss right?

Still waiting for help :)
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Lets have a look at the registry.


Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.

Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2


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  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:

    :reg
    [hkey_classes_root\clsid\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}] /s
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}] /s

  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
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Will be out of office tomorrow, but will post on Wednesday morning (GMT+2), thanks!
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Unfortunately it returns:

SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 08:26 on 12/05/2011 by WSDEAM
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== reg ==========

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}]
(Unable to open key - key not found)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}]
(Unable to open key - key not found)

-= EOF =-

Let me note also, that when TIFF files are viewed in Preview or Filmstrip, rotation functions as normal using the relevant buttons that appear in the toolbar (but no context menu item for rotation). The problem is that I can't select multiple images for rotation at once.

Edited by panchristo, 12 May 2011 - 03:39 AM.

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Good morning,


So let me make a resume on the problem, and plesae correct me if I'm wrong:

Nor the rotate clockwise nor the rotate counterclockwise options appear in the context menu when you right click an image.
This is happening with any kind of image extension (Tiff, jpg, png, jepg, etc). If I'm wrong on this, please tell me on which image types you are experiencing this issue.
This is also happening when selecting more than one image.

The systemlook scan shows you don't have those keys, which I believe are necessary for these options to be in the context menu. Let's try to fix this. Please follow these steps:


Step 1 | Use ERUNT to make a full backup of the registry. ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed. As we are going to manually edit the registry, its important that you make a full registry backup before. Follow these instructions:

  • Download ERUNT
  • Double-click erunt_setup.exe to run.
  • Follow the prompts and install using the default configuration:
    • Select your preferred Setup language.
    • At the Setup screen click Next.
    • Accept the default destination folder by clicking Next.
    • Accept the default Start Menu Folder.
    • Accept the default Additional Tasks by Clicking Next.
    • Ready to Install. Click the Install button.
    • Say No to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later.
    • Setup has completed. Tick the checkboxes to Show documentation, or Launch.
  • Start ERUNT
  • Choose a location for the backup. The default location C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT\[today's date] is preferred
  • The first two check boxes are ticked by default (System registry and Current user registry).
  • Press OK
  • When prompted, click YES to create a new folder.
  • Progress bars will show backup status.
  • A confirmation window will popup when complete.
  • Click Ok to close.
NOTE: Full instructions on how to use ERUNT HERE


Step 2 | Please open Notepad.

  • In Notepad, Click "Format" and be certain that Word Wrap is not checked.
  • Copy and paste all the all of the text in the code box below into the Notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}]
@="Windows Photo Viewer Image Verbs"
"ImplementsVerbs"="preview;printto;rotate90;rotate270;setwallpaper;slideshow"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
  00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,\
  68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,\
  00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,\
  6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\SupportedProtocols]
@="*"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}]
@="Windows Photo Viewer Image Verbs"
"ImplementsVerbs"="preview;printto;rotate90;rotate270;setwallpaper;slideshow"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
  00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,\
  68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,\
  00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,\
  6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\shellex]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\SupportedProtocols]
@="*"

  • Go to File --> Save As, and save it to your desktop as "fix.reg" (Make sure you put the quotes around fix.reg or it will save it as fix.reg.txt which won't work).
  • Close notepad.
  • Double-click on fix.reg and allow it to merge into the registry.

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This is happening with any kind of image extension (Tiff, jpg, png, jepg, etc). If I'm wrong on this, please tell me on which image types you are experiencing this issue.


From what I've seen, it works only with JPEGs, but NOT with TIFFs. Have to try some others however (png etc.)
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Ok, you can proceed with the steps I gave you in my previous post (start with ERUNT and then carry on with the regfix).
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Ok, you can proceed with the steps I gave you in my previous post (start with ERUNT and then carry on with the regfix).


Hi there. Just completed the registry editing and restarted, but issue remains. Any more ideas?
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Do you use Google Photo Viewer?

My "Rotate Clockwise" and "Rotate Counterclockwise" in Windows 7 Windows Explorer has disappeared too. However, it returned when I disabled the Google picture viewer. To do that, double-click a picture to start the viewer. Then use the little pull-down at the bottom (hover with your mouse near the bottom) and select settings. There is a button to not use Google Picture viewer. When I rebooted, the right-click menu options in Windows Explorer had reappeared.
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