Office 2003 SP3 how do I restore .tiff files


V

Vic

After downloading and installing SP3 I find that I cannot view fax documents
or any documents that have been scanned via microsoft imaging (and MS fax).
This will be a huge problem because I have a libruary of scanned documents
and faxes all saved using .tiff files.
I have tried the work round articles relating to restoring the .tiff files
but all reference to .tiff have been deleted and cannot be selected.
Any suggestions for a computer user rather than a computer programmer would
be much appreciated.

Vic
 
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N

neo [mvp outlook]

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938813

The instructions at the bottom to restore the file associations are not as
good as they can be. (Basically they don't show up in Windows XP GUI like
they say.) I found that all one had to do is restore these 2 key/values.


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdi]
"Content Type"="image/vnd.ms-modi"
@="MSPaper.Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif]
"Content Type"="image/tiff"
@="MSPaper.Document"


/neo
 
S

Stewart

I do not know how to utilize this information. If this will help me to
restore fax view capabilities to my fax console, please, please elaborate.
Thank you.
--
WS


neo said:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938813

The instructions at the bottom to restore the file associations are not as
good as they can be. (Basically they don't show up in Windows XP GUI like
they say.) I found that all one had to do is restore these 2 key/values.


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdi]
"Content Type"="image/vnd.ms-modi"
@="MSPaper.Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif]
"Content Type"="image/tiff"
@="MSPaper.Document"


/neo

Vic said:
After downloading and installing SP3 I find that I cannot view fax
documents
or any documents that have been scanned via microsoft imaging (and MS
fax).
This will be a huge problem because I have a libruary of scanned documents
and faxes all saved using .tiff files.
I have tried the work round articles relating to restoring the .tiff files
but all reference to .tiff have been deleted and cannot be selected.
Any suggestions for a computer user rather than a computer programmer
would
be much appreciated.

Vic
 
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B

bfoster68

run this vb script in your login script to fix this issue.


' Name: MODI File Association Fix
' Author: Microsoft Customer Support Services
' Copyright (c) 2008, Microsoft Corporation
' Script to re-associate .TIF, .TIFF, and .MDI files back to MODI
' Writes associations to the HKCU hive to prevent future Office 200
patch or repair actions from removing them

Option Explicit
Dim WshShell
Dim bTIF, bTIFF, bMDI

'=======================================================================================================
'Section for script behavior customizations

'Associate .TIF with MODI.
' Set this option to 'False' to prevent .TIF from being re-associated
bTIF = True

'Associate .TIFF with MODI.
' Set this option to 'False' to prevent .TIFF from being re-associated
bTIFF = True

'Associate .MDI with MODI.
' Set this option to 'False' to prevent .MDI from being re-associated
bMDI = True

'DO NOT CUSTOMIZE BELOW THIS LINE!
'==================================================================================

'Create instance of shell object
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Const sPrefix1 = "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\"
Const sPrefix2
"HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\"
Const sGUID = "{58F2E3BB-72BD-46DF-B134-1B50628668FB}"

if bTIF = True then
' Write registry values for .TIF association
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tif\","TIFImage.Document","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tif\Content Type","image/tif","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tif\PerceivedType","image","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1
".tif\OpenWithList\mspview.exe\","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1
".tif\OpenWithProgids\TIFImage.Document","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tif\PersistentHandler\",sGUID,"REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2 & ".tif\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tif\OpenWithList\a","MSPVIEW.EXE","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tif\OpenWithProgids\TIFImage.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tif\OpenWithProgids\MSPaper.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tif\OpenWithProgids\Imaging.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tif\UserChoice\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
end if

if bTIFF = True then
' write registry values for .TIFF association
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tiff\","TIFImage.Document","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tiff\Content Type","image/tiff","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tiff\PerceivedType","image","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1
".tiff\OpenWithList\mspview.exe\","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1
".tiff\OpenWithProgids\TIFImage.Document","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".tiff\PersistentHandler\",sGUID,"REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2 & ".tiff\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tiff\OpenWithList\a","MSPVIEW.EXE","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tiff\OpenWithProgids\TIFImage.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tiff\OpenWithProgids\MSPaper.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tiff\OpenWithProgids\Imaging.Document",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".tiff\UserChoice\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
end if

if bMDI = True then
' write registry values for .MDI association
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".mdi\","mdi_auto_file","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".mdi\Conten
Type","image/vnd.ms-modi","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".mdi\MSPaper.Document","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1
".mdi\MSPaper.Document\ShellNew","","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix1 & ".mdi\PersistentHandler\",sGUID,"REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2 & ".mdi\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".mdi\OpenWithList\a","MSPVIEW.EXE","REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".mdi\OpenWithProgids\mdi_auto_file",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite sPrefix2
".mdi\UserChoice\Progid","MSPaper.Document","REG_SZ"
end i
 

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