fixpix.vbs - Repairs
the image file associations for Image Preview Mode and Thumbnail View Mode in Windows Explorer
© Doug Knox - 6/18/2001
This is a Visual Basic Script file which will restore the File Associations for various image files, so that they can be previewed in Windows Explorer when View As Web Page is enabled. Third party image programs often change these values, and break the "Image Preview" in Windows Explorer. This script will also repair the Registry associations for Thumbnail View mode, since they often get damaged at the same time. This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated. Your antivirus software may report this script as potentially malicious, or a possible virus. This is because the script writes to the System Registry.
To use: Download the fixpix.vbs file and save it to your hard drive. Double-click the fixpix.vbs file to run it. It may be necessary to restart your computer for the change to take effect.
For 9x Systems: fixpix.vbs for 9x Systems.
For Windows 2000: fixpix_2k.vbs for Windows 2000 (NOT XP)
Note: This script has not been tested on, nor is it intended for Windows XP.
Based on work by MS-MVP Alex Nichol and others.
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