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Author Topic: [SORTED!] default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?  (Read 3533 times)

tomos

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I'm wondering has anyone else had similar problems
in particular with Directory Opus [8] & ExifPro or other viewers ?
If it's not your default viewer - dont try it just to see, this is the second computer I've had this problem on! *


Summary:
I made ExifPro default viewer for images - it didnt work very well:
now, even though I've changed back associations all I get (still) when trying to open a jpeg image in DOpus is
an open-dialogue-box for the ExifPro installation folder


A bit more detail:
Okay, with DOpus the Opus viewer is set as default - I turned this off in
1) Preferences/DoubleClick/Files...
2) Then in Settings/Filetypes I made ExifPro my default viewer for jpegs, pngs & tiffs

It worked once or twice, I changed some settings in ExifPro to suit use more
(afraid I'm not sure *exactly* which I changed at this stage - dont know if relevant either..)
Then when I tried to open jpegs I got an open dialogue box for the ExifPro installation folder.
pngs & TIFFs continued to work - the problem seems to be mainly with jpegs

At this stage in Win Explorer things *seemed* to be okay but not sure how closely I checked...

I tried to change things back but it unfortunately it didnt work -
still got the ExifPro open-dialog box instead of file opening in DOpus viewer.

Then tried making "Windows Pic & Fax Viewer" default viewer for all images
but what happened was files would open okay but I cant move on to the next image...


Now situation is DOpus viewer is deselected (as in see (1) above),
I've made ExifPro default viewer again - it works well in Win Explorer but doesnt open jpegs in DOpus.. same ol dialog box

Just to double check,
(quickly changing associations yet again..)
with default Windows viewer associated with images,
in DOpus: jpegs dont open - get open-dialog box instead
             other images will open but wont move on to next image when prompted
in Win Explorer:everything opens, but wont move on to next image when prompted


* I did have this problem on my last days with my previous computer -
it was full up harddrive, low memory, just thought it was yet another "I'm struggling - you're overworking me" symptom...
Tom
« Last Edit: October 16, 2007, 03:03:57 PM by tomos »

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 01:12:53 PM »
I am going to contact the ExifPro people,
re DOpus, I'm not sure how much help I'll get these days with Opus 8 instead of 9 - might just get told to upgrade.

As I say,
1) wondering if anyone having similar problems
2) any ideas for a cure (whether or not having similar problems!) - I know there's a bunch of threads about file associations, I will look them up but thought I'd make new thread here cause this fairly specific situation
Tom

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 01:45:39 PM »
Seeing as Directory Opus doesn't even touch the Windows settings for opening images (the Open verb etc.), it's impossible that it is causing the problems you are having with Windows Explorer. If I were to guess, the registry entries for certain image types have been corrupted.

I did some searching around on Google, and found this little utility which may be able to help you.
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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 02:11:12 PM »
I did some searching around on Google, and found this little utility which may be able to help you.

thanks Dirhael, will try that out

Seeing as Directory Opus doesn't even touch the Windows settings for opening images (the Open verb etc.), it's impossible that it is causing the problems you are having with Windows Explorer. If I were to guess, the registry entries for certain image types have been corrupted.

but it is odd that it's only in DOpus that the open dialogue box appears...

Tom

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 02:28:18 PM »
I did some searching around on Google, and found this little utility which may be able to help you.

thanks Dirhael, will try that out
unfortunately
no joy there - it said it worked (+ no error messages) & might need a restart -
which i did but still getting the open box when trying to open jpegs..
Tom

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 02:31:45 PM »
but it is odd that it's only in DOpus that the open dialogue box appears...

I agree with you on that but as it doesn't touch the file extensions for image etc. it is not responsible for the problem. However, you said that you have used the "settings->file types" dialogue...and it's always possible that you could have misconfigured something there.

What I would have done, if the utility I posted doesn't help you:

1. In Dopus, open the "settings->file types" dialogue, find the ".jpg" file extension and if there is *anything* configured/defined on the "Events" tab, delete it.
2. On the "Actions" tab, make sure that the "open" verb is properly set. What I mean by this is that it should look something like this:
"C:\This is the path\to\exifpro.exe" "%1"
The important part of what I posted here is that you need to use the quotes for the parameters (%1) and for the executable path as well should it contain spaces. To illustrate, I've attached a couple of screenshots of my working settings.
3. Repeat for the other filetypes you're having problems with.

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 02:53:42 PM »
Did you try manually editing the registry? Or at least check the settings for jpg?

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Re: default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 03:01:15 PM »
Dirhael,
thanks for all this help.
Unfortunately, everything in DOpus is as it should be...
well, I should say the utility had changed back image associations to ms PHOTOED,
but when I change them (well, jpeg) back to anything else I


You got me going in the right direction!!!
SORTED  :up:

Problem was actually in "FileType Groups/Images", which consisted of three different jpeg extensions
Under Events/doubleclick was {dlgopen}
whatever that is - when I got rid of it things seem to work okay (so far anyway :) )

Thanks again  :Thmbsup:

EDIT: not sure about problems with WinExplorer - but dont care that much about them especially at the moment :D
will check later tomorrow...
Tom
« Last Edit: October 16, 2007, 03:25:59 PM by tomos »

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Re: [SORTED!] default image open assoc. screwed up - DOpus/ExifPro dont mix?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 03:45:30 PM »
Good to hear you got it sorted! :)
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