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Subject:Re: Does not appear to be a Sketchup model
From:slsl (
Date:Aug 7, 2008 10:48:09 am

As long as it has a .jpg extension, I get this message--it can be a photo, a drawing, a texture--anything. A friend just sent me an e-mail attachment of a drawing he did--I couldn't open it ("this does not appear to be a Sketchup model"). I did a Google search and other have gotten this message, but not for what is troubling me.

I don't have an answer to your question because I am not a computer expert. All I know is, I had no problem opening any jpeg (or any kind of file for that matter) by double-clicking on it (or right- clicking>open) until I installed Sketchup--now Sketchup will not allow me to open jpegs by double-clicking on them, which is what I want to do. This is a very normal user activity!

Do you have an answer to solve this problem?

On Aug 6, 10:10 am, Gully Foyle <> wrote:

I just double-click (or right-click>open) on a jpeg to open it.


You keep saying that, but apparently you don't know what it means.

"Open" means that in response to your double-click, the operating system launches an application that is designed to work with that type of data file (jpg) and then loads the data file into that application. The way the OS knows what application to launch is it maintains a table in the registry that lists each data file type (e.g., jpg, .png, .doc, .xl) and identifies the corresponding application, along with the system-level commands it needs to execute to carry out the Open action. These correspondences are known as "associations."

When you install an application, the installation process edits the file type association table to "claim" its file type extensions. Well- behaved installation processes will only automatically claim for their application its own, proprietary file type: Word claims .doc, CorelDraw claims .cdr, Excel claims .xl, and so on. These well-behaved installers will ask you before claiming more generic file types, such as .jpg, because you may not want that file type to open with that application--it may already open with a different app, and you may want to leave it that way. An ill-behaved installer will just claim everything its app knows how to edit without asking. In this way, and for certain other reasons, your file associations may get bolluxed up and no longer behave the way you expect, or even function properly at all.

Users--you--can also edit the File Association table to manually change or un-bollux the file type associations. This resolution is what August and Ken Berry and I have been trying to steer you toward.

So now I'll ask you again, what application do you want jpg files to Open with? What are you expecting to happen when you double-click one of them? *Do not* just say you expect it to Open again.

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