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    JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Win98, Word97 (SR-2)

    Having trouble opening .jpg files. which were e-mailed. When opened, get a blank screen, except for an

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Several potential problems: sending mail client, receiving mail client, sender's JPG format, bad karma. To rule out the third, have the files sent to you in a compressed archive. If from Windows, you can get a .zip file. If from Mac, you can get a Stuffit archive (.sit) and decompress it using the free Aladdin Expander for Windows. If the file is okay, it's something about the mailer software, and if you can receive JPG files from other clients, I would suspect the MS Software this client is running.

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Thank you so much for your response! Have downloaded Aladdin and am eager to have a go at it.

    Much appreciated.

    Curious

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Morning -

    Update: I downloaded Stuffit and received message - couldn't decode . Unknown file type.
    Then I tried to open the file in Juno and first line of message was

    Must be converted with binHex4.

    Can't find any info on what that means or what program to use to convert it, so I guess will have to go to client, hat in hand, begging him to send that attachment in another form.

    But I do thank you for your suggestions.

    Curious

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    WinZip says it will decode binhex, but I don't know what binhex4 is...

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Might be of use, although it seems to apply to using it with Python:

    Encode and decode binhex4 files

    Also, I found this:

    use binhex4
    found in programs like stuffit-Delux/Lite/expander...

    You can find a binhex4.BIN file here. Now as to what you do with that, well...

    Then I found several converting programs that will convert binhex4 to something else here. However, these seem to be mostly referring to binhex4 sound files...

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Could be file association is not happy, what picture programs do you have loaded and do you know how to associate a file with a particular program so that it will open?

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Hi, Cyberdance -

    Thanks for your suggestion. I did try to associate the file with various picture programs. No luck. I'm thinking that the files might have been corrupted in the ether.

    Your response, as all responses, are most helpful. One learns from them, even if they don't solve the particular problem.

    Curious.

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    Re: JPG, can't open (IE 5, Win98, Word97, SR2)

    Sure sounds like a corrupted file, have the original sender save the picture in a different format and send again, one way to find out if the problem is at the other end.

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