I assume this is the right place for this question, I've looked around and can't see any mention of this problem.
Basically I have a web site which I access using Network Places with Windows XP 5.1 SERVICE PACK 3.
On this pc, just to muddy the water, I can click on a jpeg in a folder in Network places and it opens in IE (8) so I can see if it's what I want to use and I can copy the address etc.
It cannot be viewed as a thumbnail in Network places when given the chose of, for instance, thumbnails, tiles, icons etc. Not a problem at this time. However. I have a friend with a similar set up and he cannot view jpegs while in Network places. He gets whatever program he has set to view jpegs opening but with the message, 'file cannot be viewed'.
I have tried changing his default jpeg viewer to anything and everything he has on the pc with no success.
Network places does not give the user a choice to 'open with....' as in 'regular' folder view so how can I get the jpegs to open while in network places?
I have spent 2 days surfing the net and microsoft sites trying to find out how to set a default IE view of jpegs in Network places and there is no answer that I can find anywhere! If anyone on here can answer this question (which has been bugging us for 2 years now!) you will be able to sell the answer and retire, there's a lot on the net with this same trouble!!
IE does not appear to be the issue as I have had all versions since IE 6 with the same problem. I also had this problem on an older PC after initially finding I could open jpegs in network places and then for some reason one day it stopped doing it! I am planning to get an answer before this pc does the same!
I am guessing if I were to remove all jpeg programs that can view pictures from the pc in questiion then Network places would revert to IE to open a jpeg, But that's hardley practical and just a guess as I say.
I have posted 2 questions on this site in the past and had great help to resolve unrelated issues and have told this friend I'll get the answer here for sure,
Thanks to all and anyone that can solve this enigma.
Fingers crossed in anticipation!!