# Cannot open image from The Archive

edited April 2020

Hey,

I tried to search if anyone else had the same problem but couldn't find any mentions. I'm running The Archive on Catalina (10.15.4). I'm linking to a local image:
[!](image.png)
After clicking the link I get an error message:

I tried with v1.4.7 and v1.5.2. I also tried reinstalling The Archive. As far as I know this should open up the image with Preview(?) Any idea what could be causing this?

• Hi,
Did you try ![](image.jpg) ?

• edited April 2020

@daneb said:
Hi,
Did you try ![](image.jpg) ?

Yes. I tried with .pdf and .html as well. I get the same error message. Seems like The Archive is unable to launch any application.

EDIT: I can open HTTP/HTTPS links.

• edited April 2020

My image file actually had a whitespace in it's name and that is why
![](image file.jpg)
didn't create a clickable link. So I tried with
[!](image file.jpg)
as it did create a clickable link but it created the error message seen above. I removed the whitespace from the name and got it working:
![](media/image.jpg)

• Yes, unfortunately, paths are also URLs, and spaces have to be replaced with %20 for URLs (just like on the web).

Drag & drop of files and paths will come and take care of that for you, eventually.

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