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Windows 7: broken explorer preview Office 2010

06 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
broken explorer preview Office 2010

I can't see any previews in Explorer for Office files, docx, pptx, etc...I just see blank spaces. I'm sure a fix is out there, but since Msft decided to name these preview handlers, its tough to Google anything with the word preview and find anything relevant.

My PDF previews are broken too.

32 bit Win 7 Pro.

Solution: Reformat fix broken preview pane

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07 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Might help to run the Diagnostics to find and repair the installation:

Open Word - touch the Office Button -> Word Options -> Resources, then click on "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics."
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07 Mar 2011   #3

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Might help to run the Diagnostics to find and repair the installation:

Open Word - touch the Office Button -> Word Options -> Resources, then click on "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics."
I don't think the problem is with Office as I just installed 2010. I believe its with Explorer. Also, I don't see the Diagnostics option in Options. 2010 does not have the Office button.
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07 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
I don't think the problem is with Office as I just installed 2010. I believe its with Explorer. Also, I don't see the Diagnostics option in Options. 2010 does not have the Office button.
Sorry about that - I have been away from home (and my copy of Office 2010) all day - I'll take another look at your problem again now that I am back.

Just to be sure that I am clear - you mean explorer which is accessed from a right-click on the Start button? This would open Your Libraries.
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07 Mar 2011   #5

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
I don't think the problem is with Office as I just installed 2010. I believe its with Explorer. Also, I don't see the Diagnostics option in Options. 2010 does not have the Office button.
Sorry about that - I have been away from home (and my copy of Office 2010) all day - I'll take another look at your problem again now that I am back.

Just to be sure that I am clear - you mean explorer which is accessed from a right-click on the Start button? This would open Your Libraries.
Thanks man.
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08 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
I don't think the problem is with Office as I just installed 2010. I believe its with Explorer. Also, I don't see the Diagnostics option in Options. 2010 does not have the Office button.
Just to be sure that I am clear - you mean explorer which is accessed from a right-click on the Start button? This would open Your Libraries.
Thanks man.
How are you accessing your 'Explorer'?
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08 Mar 2011   #7

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Just to be sure that I am clear - you mean explorer which is accessed from a right-click on the Start button? This would open Your Libraries.
Thanks man.
How are you accessing your 'Explorer'?
I access Windows Explorer by double clicking on the user folder on the desktop, or via the start menu.
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08 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Good information here:
Include folders in a library

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A library gathers content from various folders. You can include folders from different locations in the same library, and then view and arrange the files in those folders as one collection. For example, if you keep some of your pictures on an external hard drive, you can include a folder from that hard drive in your Pictures library, and then access that folder's files in your Pictures library whenever the hard drive is connected to your computer.

The navigation pane, showing the Pictures library with three included folders

To learn more about what types of folders you can include in a library, see Libraries: frequently asked questions.

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08 Mar 2011   #9

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I know about the Libraries. But how does that relate to the broken Explorer previews in the preview pane?
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08 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can you post a view - screen print - of the window?
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