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Windows 7: How to disable only video thumbnail preview?

19 Aug 2010   #1

Vista and Windows 7
How to disable only video thumbnail preview?

I Only want to disable the video thumbnail preview, i.e. wmv, avi..., but the way in some articles will not work. Any idea? thank you.
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Howto Disable Video Thumbnailing in Vista

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19 Aug 2010   #2


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19 Aug 2010   #3

Vista and Windows 7

No the shmedia.dll file in Windows 7 at all, thank you.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Yeah, shmedia.dll is for XP. Did you try the registry change? Make sure to back up your current registry.
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Vista and Windows 7

Yes, i have tried that, but not work...
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20 Aug 2010   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

What I would do in this case would be the following:

1) Disable all thumbnailing and delete all thumbnail cache
2) Put only one of the videos in a specific folder
3) Download, install, and run RegMon so you have it up and running at this point before you move on
4) Re-enable thumbnailing of videos/pictures
5) Open only the folder that has the one video you put in there in step 2
6) Watch as it thumbnails
7) Stop RegMon and look for the "query" registry strings to get an idea of which registry value(s) it is looking for in order to thumbnail videos
8) Once you figure out which value(s) it's querying you can adjust the registry accordingly to either delete those values or change them so when it queries it, it no longer finds the string that tells it to thumbnail the video

Or, you could just wait until someone else does that or comes up with a different idea.
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21 Aug 2010   #7

Vista and Windows 7

Thank you, it's diffcult to do that, just wait for...
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