I would like to know how to schedule a pop-up image every 1 hour on Windows 8.1. I tried to make a batch containing file name and file type and open the batch through Command Prompt by setting a CMD command in windows task scheduler. It didn't work. I don't think I know how to do this and if it's possible... Thanks for your input :)

  • Dont downvote please (im not the asker) i think its a nice question. ive learned something.
    – TechLife
    Jan 23, 2015 at 19:54
  • I figured out how to do it. You need to simply assign a program to open the image(Picasa viewer for example) and then specify the location of the image.
    – lina
    Jan 23, 2015 at 20:02
  • Yeah yeah ive found it too :D i was looking for a way to get it work with Windows photo viewer .. it uses dllhost.exe and I dont know how to get it work. Also check this out superuser.com/questions/447368/…
    – TechLife
    Jan 23, 2015 at 20:06
  • @TechLife have you upvoted the question?
    – Toby Allen
    Jan 23, 2015 at 22:13
  • @TobyAllen yeah, why?
    – TechLife
    Jan 23, 2015 at 22:33

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Found it. If you want to open the image file using windows photo viewer (Ive done this in win7 actually, should work on 8 too) when you are in task scheduler, hit Create a basic task and give a name and time and in the Action part hit Start a program and in the next step in the Program/script part put this:


and in the Add arguments (optional) paste the text below and remember to substitute __PATHTOFILE__ with full path of the image file like C:\Users\Jack\Desktop\file.jpg without any quotes:

"%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen __PATHTOFILE__

Like this:
"%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen C:\Users\Jack\Desktop\file.jpg

And Finish!

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