Julea, For Windows XP the default image viewer for jpg and gif fules is the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Go to the link below and download the small and free "imgeditor.zip" file, unzip it and run it to reset the default file associations.
Windows XP w/SP3 IE 7
Compaq Presario SR1550NX
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
Memory - 1.37GB of Ram
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
200GB hard drive
All of a sudden I've lost the ability to open a .jpg or .gif file within my Outlook Express program. The icon has changed and when opening, a dialogue box appears asking what created the file. I click on IE and it opens fine.
There is a statement lower down in that dialogue box with a box UNCHECKED that says always use this program to open this file. I've been taught to not put a tik in that box; however, would it be safe to in this case and perhaps things would resume as they were before?