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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Preview Issue

13 Dec 2010   #1
raphytaffy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Explorer Preview Issue

Hi all, I'm having this issue as seen in the attachment. For some reason, I Windows Explorer just won't show the preview for the first video file. Upon opening the folder, it attempts to show the preview (as noted by the green progress bar through the folder name) but it seems to just hang. Almost all of my video files are fine, it just seems to be finicky with a select few. Does anyone know a simple way I can fix this? Thanks.




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13 Dec 2010   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

use the settings see the arrows in pic :)

Preview Pane - Turn On or Off


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13 Dec 2010   #3
raphytaffy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm not sure I understand your response.. If you look at the attachment I uploaded, all video files have a preview except one. That's what I'm trying to fix.
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13 Dec 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you have to change the settings for the preview pane
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13 Dec 2010   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

It has nothing to do with the preview pane. There is something different about that one file. You'll have to find out the difference to fix the problem.
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13 Dec 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i think it wont show because its a mixture of content?


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13 Dec 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i had a look at mine but does not show like yours ?
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13 Dec 2010   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i think it wont show because its a mixture of content?
How is it a mixture of content, and why would that matter? All the files are .mkv files. Even if they were .mp3, mp4, .jpg, .mov, .avi and others, the preview icons should be there.
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14 Dec 2010   #9
raphytaffy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
It has nothing to do with the preview pane. There is something different about that one file. You'll have to find out the difference to fix the problem.
No idea what the diff could be and no idea how to fix it. It's a rather annoying prob.. Any time I open the folder, Windows Explorer instantly tries to generate a preview but never does. While the folder is open, I can hardly do anything with the file except play it because it's still being used by Windows Explorer.

Temp solution for now is to view the files in list format to stop Windows Explorer from trying to generate a preview. Would be great if someone discovers a fix for this though.
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