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Windows 7: preview pane file viewing issue

18 Feb 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit
preview pane file viewing issue

it seems i can view all files in the preview pane except microsoft office files. i know it used to work before but not sure if that was before windows 7. the preview pain shows a no preview available message and i have the show preview handlers box checked in the folder options, view, advanced settings window. i don't use this feature all the time but it is handy. thank you for any assistance

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18 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


For the viewer pane to work the handlers have to be installed. They are installed by the Office setup. I'm not sure if any version before Office 2007 installs these handlers. If you don't have Office you can download the Word Viewer and Excel viewer:
this is the link to the word viewer. I believe this would also install the correct handler and you would see previews in the preview pane.

Hope this helps.
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18 Feb 2013   #3

windows 7 64 bit
fix did not work

i tried you're suggestion and did not help so i just re installed office home and student 2007 and all is good
i was using an older version of office because i preferred it to 2007 so it obviously is not compatible with windows 7 for the viewing pain/pain concern i had
thanks for you're reply and help anyway loki person
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