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galatheid
12-22-2000, 10:16 PM
I had to reestablish in regedit the application for opening jpeg files and somehow I've lost the "open with" functionality that is possible when holding the shift key and right clicking on a highlighted file. Also there is no asking me what I would like to use to open when an unknown file type is encountered. The computer has been started many times so the backup of registry files is most recent and reflects the loss (I'm guessing). Is there anything to be done short of reloading Windows 98 to regain the 'open with' functionality?
Thanks in advance, Galatheid

Reid
12-22-2000, 10:39 PM
The Registry backups should go back 5 days, so run Scanreg and pick a previous day. Here is a good Scanreg (http://www.billsmith7.net/software/scanreg.htm) link.

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galatheid
12-23-2000, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by Reid:
The Registry backups should go back 5 days, so run Scanreg and pick a previous day. Here is a good Scanreg (http://www.billsmith7.net/software/scanreg.htm) link.


Thanks Reid, collect your pay, you've earned it again today. I'd read through the Registry recovery in Window's 98 Secrets (no affiliation) without fully comprehending it, so your "second opinion" and link to improved documentation gave me the wherewithal to go ahead and go where I'd never gone b4. A little tweak to reestablish the jpeg app and I was right where I'd intended to be 3 days ago. Thanks again, and I wish you and yours a very happy Holiday season, Cheers, Galatheid.