Disable previewing images in XP's Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

When you open an image file in Windows XP the default action is to preview it using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer for image formats that are associated with an alternate viewer. Want to disable the default:

Hive: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Key: SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview
Name: (Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Value: {e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066} preview
Value: blank no preview

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