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Imaging

ylind

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#1
I used to have Imaging on my computer but somehow it flew the coup. No idea how. Now all the (imaging ) files have changed to ?????.XIF files and I can't open them.

ps. I use Windows XP

Please help. T.I.A.
 

RandyL

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Hi ylind;

It might be slightly different on XP but try my ME steps.

Go to your Control Panel.
Click Add/Remove Programs.
Click the Windows Setup tab.
Make sure Accessories is checked.
Click to highlight Acessories.
Click Details.
Check Imaging.
Click OK.
Click OK.

You might need to restart your computer.
You might need a recovery/restore or install disk.
Probably not though.

An XIF file type is most likely related to Scansoft products. I use them myself.
As such Imaging may still be installed.
But the program to open them may have been changed.
Try right clicking a file and choose an open with option.
Make sure Always Open With is not checked until your sure.
See if Imaging is an option.

Just a few guesses but worth a try.
I hope this will lead you in the right direction.

RandyL
 

ylind

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#3
Thanks, great help - imaging has changed somewhat in XP - right clicking allows me to open them using MS office imaging

Thanks again
 
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Wolfeymole

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