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Windows 7: broken explorer preview Office 2010


10 Mar 2011   #51

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I don't know if a reformat if your refering to reinstall Windows will do anything.

I'm not getting the previews either. Not the ones you are looking for.

Mike
Oh really? So maybe its an Office 2010 thing then? But don't you get previews with mp3s or txt files?


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10 Mar 2011   #52

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

MP3's do show preview. So do txt.

doc and pdf no preview. I'm using Foxit Reader so that may be the reason on pdf's.

Your not getting any of those?

So now I understand your thinking on a reformat/ reinstall.

There is also a repair install option if you have a Windows disk- not the recovery like HP and Dell uses.
Repair Install

This repairs registry etc. but retains files and documents etc.

Worth a read before re installing from scratch.

Mike
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10 Mar 2011   #53

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
MP3's do show preview. So do txt.

doc and pdf no preview. I'm using Foxit Reader so that may be the reason on pdf's.

Your not getting any of those?

So now I understand your thinking on a reformat/ reinstall.

There is also a repair install option if you have a Windows disk- not the recovery like HP and Dell uses.
Repair Install

This repairs registry etc. but retains files and documents etc.

Worth a read before re installing from scratch.

Mike
Thanks for that, I will check out the repair. I don't have preview for mp3, PDF, txt etc...I also use Foxit, but even if I switch to Adobe Acrobat as the default, I don't get PDF previews back.
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10 Mar 2011   #54

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I just really get annoyed when we/I can't find the answer. LOL

See you tomorrow about time for bed here.

We will see what the morning brings.

Mike
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20 Mar 2011   #55

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I just really get annoyed when we/I can't find the answer. LOL

See you tomorrow about time for bed here.

We will see what the morning brings.

Mike
Reformat fixed things. I now have proper previews for PDF, Office 2010 files, txt, videos, mp3's etc.
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20 Mar 2011   #56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Reformat fixed things. I now have proper previews for PDF, Office 2010 files, txt, videos, mp3's etc.
Good news
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20 Mar 2011   #57

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Nice one - good job Irene and Hopalong.
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20 Mar 2011   #58

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Glad you got it fixed.

Mike
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28 Jun 2012   #59

ULT 32 and 64
 
 
Thankyou

Thanks Irene - that had frustrated me for a few days until I read your post. Even though I have used so many PCs where it was working, I had lost the plot on this one on a PC I recently set up. I was also chasing down a blind alley by looking at the status line icon as that changes on preview too --- well for .pdf it does but not for MSOffice items (how hard would that be ?) apparently.

What is the point of the "show preview" option under Tools which seems just designed to frustrate the explorer hide/show preview button ?
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14 Feb 2013   #60

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Here it is the "REAL" solution (worked for me)

Add this to your registry: (select text, copy to notepad, save as file.txt, rename file.txt to file.reg)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{6d2b5079-2f0b-48dd-ab7f-97cec514d30b}]
@="Preview Handler Surrogate Host"
"DllSurrogate"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
70,00,72,00,65,00,76,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,\
00
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