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Can't Use My Own Pictures

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Making a backup of the files is a good thing. But as you said, if the system goes belly up, that does not help a lot.

    May I suggest that you make an image of your system to an external drive and repeat that every week. With an image you can always recover unless the hardware breaks. But even in the event of a broken disk you can recover - with a new disk of course. Here is a little tutorial I made to help you do that:

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #32


    Thanks. Everyone tells me to back up, but you can only back up files, not programs and settings. Thanks. I do have a laptop, but it's old and I can't type well on it. The keys are too close together or something. Today I updated on it and got BING. Ugh. So I just put it away. Too much frustration for one day.

    I don't know what I'd do without Windows 8 and 7 forums.

    BTW would restoring to a previous date help?
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  3. #33


    Shift+F8 (thought u were in win7 first reply)before the splash screen should give you a boot choice screen with multiple choices, one of which is Safe Mode with Networking. This mode only loads the files needed to run Windows and the Network. No program files are loaded. This lets you see if it is adware that is blocking your access to the files. I have seen this many times to be caused by adware and use Spybot Search and Destroy to remove the culprit.
    You can also go in the task manager in windows 8 and select File, run new task, type msconfig and press enter. At the top a row of tabs. The boot tab will let you select a box for safe boot mode, and then at the bottom of the list you can select Network. Then restart the machine. When done checking if you can open a jpg, go back in task manager and file, run new task, msconfig, and uncheck the safe boot box, when you restart now it will be in normal mode.

    Last edited by DMHolt57; 02 Mar 2015 at 22:41.
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  4. #34


    I was on that page but did not see the words SAFE MODE. It is nothing like Vista...
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  5. #35


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    but you can only back up files, not programs and settings
    If you make images as described in the tutorial, you backup everything - the OS, the settings, the programs, the data, etc.. If you have to restore it, the system will be exactly the way it was the minute you took the image.
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  6. #36


    I found this on Youtube but can't see or understand what he is doing. Anyone?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTtOr_2LYiU
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  7. #37


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You might want to note that the procedures in that video is for Mac OS. I assume you have Windows 8, seeing that you posted here. So yeah, those procedures would seem foreign to Windows owners.

    • With that, what size are the files you're trying to post?
    • What is PSP7?
    • And are you sure those images are yours?
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    You might want to note that the procedures in that video is for Mac OS. I assume you have Windows 8, seeing that you posted here. So yeah, those procedures would seem foreign to Windows owners.

    • With that, what size are the files you're trying to post?
    • What is PSP7?
    • And are you sure those images are yours?
    Paint Shop Pro. I do have 8.1 and this started suddenly. They are definitely mine from either my camera or ads I made on Paint Shop for my books. I'll see if it will let me post one. Sometimes I can post it one time and then the next time... it says I need permission. If I save the photo under a different name sometimes it will work too. OK now they aren't even showing up in my folder. See picture. following
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  9. #39


    Click image for larger version Looks like the pictures from my camera that I did not edit are OK. If I try to open one of these jpgs it tells me
    The specified file cannot be identified as a supported type.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 54
    Windows 7 Pro plus Windows 8.1 Pro VM


    Might be clutching at straws here, but ...
    None of the pictures displayed are showing a file type extension, which makes it hard to know what they really are.
    Are you sure you're trying to upload jpeg's and not psp or pspimage files (which would not be supported) ?
    I say that because the 7 showing in the icons suggests that.
    Are you able to display the file extension type by doing the following in the ribbon ?

    Click image for larger version

    That would help us dismiss that scenario.
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