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September 15, 2005 10:02:39 AM

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I'm running XP Pro (sp2 and all updates) and I've developed a strange
problem. In the left of each folder view if I clicked on an image, video or
audio file I used to get a preview of it in the "Details" portion of the
left pane. Now only .gif files show a preview. Anyone have any ideas? Any
help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Scott

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 12:06:03 AM

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It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).

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"Scott" <scottm9000@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:nfhii1tpkklfr4ongaigo96ublealaedl9@4ax.com...
> I'm running XP Pro (sp2 and all updates) and I've developed a strange
> problem. In the left of each folder view if I clicked on an image, video or
> audio file I used to get a preview of it in the "Details" portion of the
> left pane. Now only .gif files show a preview. Anyone have any ideas? Any
> help would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Scott
>
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September 16, 2005 12:06:04 AM

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On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:

>It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
>
The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 12:06:05 AM

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preview works fine for me too sp2 all updates
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"Scott" wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:
>
> >It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
> >
> The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
> fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.
>
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> Scott
>
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:17:08 AM

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What preview are you talking about.

Previews were removed from the XP's equiv of folder templates for music and video (but not graphic). Instead MS supplied a Media Preview bar (it replaced the folder templates/Common Tasks bar). However this was removed in a service pack.

You aren't refering to thumbnails are you.

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"Scott" <scottm9000@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:4blii1dt60d5clcp3r356sardbep2vf1e2@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:
>
>>It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
>>
> The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
> fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.
>
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> Scott
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:25:10 AM

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Previews showed moving pictures and played music.

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message news:umkUGceuFHA.1644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
What preview are you talking about.

Previews were removed from the XP's equiv of folder templates for music and video (but not graphic). Instead MS supplied a Media Preview bar (it replaced the folder templates/Common Tasks bar). However this was removed in a service pack.

You aren't refering to thumbnails are you.

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"Scott" <scottm9000@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:4blii1dt60d5clcp3r356sardbep2vf1e2@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:
>
>>It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
>>
> The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
> fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.
>
> --
> Scott
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:27:12 AM

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So you have a menu command in a folder window of

View - Explorer Bar - Media [either Player or Preview]

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"steve.a" <stevea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4771EB6B-FA28-4A79-A5E5-55E5DEE3B8A0@microsoft.com...
> preview works fine for me too sp2 all updates
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> there are no problems just challenges
>
>
> "Scott" wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:
>>
>> >It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
>> >
>> The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
>> fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.
>>
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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:27:13 AM

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i dont have previews in details, video, audio or photos, just the
thumbs. lol i didnt catch that this feature is gone till now!
howcome its still working with some and others not!


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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:44:22 AM

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If you do mean thumbnails type in Start Run

Regsvr32 shmedia

and also try

Regsvr32 /i shell32

Regsvr32 /i shdocvw

The first repairs registry entries for thumbnails, and the other two repair the file type more generally.
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Previews showed moving pictures and played music.

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message news:umkUGceuFHA.1644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
What preview are you talking about.

Previews were removed from the XP's equiv of folder templates for music and video (but not graphic). Instead MS supplied a Media Preview bar (it replaced the folder templates/Common Tasks bar). However this was removed in a service pack.

You aren't refering to thumbnails are you.

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"Scott" <scottm9000@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:4blii1dt60d5clcp3r356sardbep2vf1e2@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 20:06:03 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:
>
>>It's a security feature. In XP gold there was an alternative means of previewing media but that was removed in SP2 (or 1).
>>
> The preview's worked fine with SP2 up until today. That includes after a
> fresh install a few months back with an xp pro (sp2 included) disc.
>
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> Scott
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