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  1. It is a bit odd that - the provided direct links...

    It is a bit odd that - the provided direct links from irfanview.com to Oldapps.com and Oldversion.com indeed do result in a error screen. Probably a certification matter of some sort.

    However...
  2. https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm

    https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
  3. For me its not usually the image itself which is...

    For me its not usually the image itself which is the problem as regards identification it is actually the image file type that is more important for the sort of purposes I use IRFV. I need to be able...
  4. No, not if you've associated all image file types...

    No, not if you've associated all image file types with IRFV.

    I find a graphics' program doing this irksome too because identifying the image file type by the icon is far quicker than checking...
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    Have you changed the permissions for the main...

    Have you changed the permissions for the main IrfanView folder (Properties > Security Tab) and the main IrfanView .EXE in the same way, as suggested? Not sure why you need to change both as...
  6. Should be pointed out you do not need to...

    Should be pointed out you do not need to uninstall the 64bit version to be able to use the 32bit one. Both will happily install and work independently.

    Somewhere in the download blurb for either...
  7. How did the OP recover the missing files...

    How did the OP recover the missing files originally?
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    It is good to know you've sorted out the specific...

    It is good to know you've sorted out the specific IrfanView D&D problem but that was/is clearly not at the root of the trouble. It is a another Win10 issue and the fact is it's still recurring years...
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    I'm surprised that, yet again, some people seem...

    I'm surprised that, yet again, some people seem not to have tried a little bit of Googling or research using their preferred search engine before posting here about a problem that might not be an...
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    So Win10 has reversed that from the default for...

    So Win10 has reversed that from the default for earlier Windows versions. Why am I not surprised?

    With Win7 and likely Win8/8.1 running something as administrator either from the right-mouse click...
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    The UAC prompt is usually only seen if the...

    The UAC prompt is usually only seen if the program executable (.exe) is set to run as administrator.

    I've downloaded both 64bit and 32bit ZIP version from the approved source and neither is set to...
  12. Solved I use Resource Hacker to extract and, even more...

    I use Resource Hacker to extract and, even more usefully, change program executable's icons. More sophisticated and consequently less noob friendly than @iconsushi but interesting to learn about that...
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    Unless where those files are located has been...

    Unless where those files are located has been changed in v4.54 those files should have been located in the Plugins folder even though they are part of that core Irfanview installer.

    If they were...
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    Sounds like that to me as well. My guess from...

    Sounds like that to me as well.

    My guess from the description is that the 64bit DLLs have indeed accidentally been installed somewhere else too. Perhaps the 32bit plugins' installer was used...
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    You notice the speed advantage with the 64-bit...

    You notice the speed advantage with the 64-bit version particularly during batch operations but also simple new image file saving or conversions.

    But as ^ said there are useful plugins that, last...
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    Sticky: They are missing though aren't they? When signed...

    They are missing though aren't they? When signed in the Forum Actions tab > Edit Profile menu > Irfanview version options drop down list ends at v4.51.
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    The OP, David12846, specified he was using...

    The OP, David12846, specified he was using Windows 7 that's why I jumped in. :)
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    Sorry for butting in but I don't think that works...

    Sorry for butting in but I don't think that works for Windows 7. I've had problems swapping the icon away from that dratted squashed cat.

    You can of course change a desktop or start menu shortcut...
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    Sticky: It is fixed now.

    It is fixed now.
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    I don't get what the problem is. Even if you rest...

    I don't get what the problem is. Even if you rest your index finger on the mouse wheel (bad practice) it must be very sensitive or the user very cack handed to, unwantedly, move it enough to scroll...
  21. Video codecs? They are often the problem if a...

    Video codecs?

    They are often the problem if a video does not play at all when using a particular media player. That's where VLC comes in with multiple codec support for a multitude of video and...
  22. Solved Almost certainly a false positive then. A few...

    Almost certainly a false positive then.

    A few 'bad reputation' reports can get a download blacklisted across a variety of AV/AM platforms with no diligence undertaken to determine the veracity of...
  23. Solved You do not not need to download it from CNET, in...

    You do not not need to download it from CNET, in fact I'd urge you not to as that site is, allegedly, notoriously slack in regards to policing what may be included with its downloads. That IS...
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    Solved Glad to read you have fixed it - definitely still...

    Glad to read you have fixed it - definitely still a strange problem with no obvious explanation.
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    Solved If you have admin rights on the computer, the...

    If you have admin rights on the computer, the JPGs are yours and haven't had any specific permissions added to prevent others viewing them then this is a bit odd. In your original post did you move...
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