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Windows 7: Explorer Right-Click Menu "Preview" option no longer works

3 Weeks Ago   #1
RicLloyd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Explorer Right-Click Menu "Preview" option no longer works

I have looked all over for a fix for this. Everyone offers a way to "Open" the file by associating its extension, but the problem is that the right-click "Preview" option does nothing anymore, and I want that fixed. Anyone have an actual solution?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi RicLloyd,
Welcome to SevenForums!
Yep, registry tweak!
PhotoViewerImagePreview.zip
Bill


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3 Weeks Ago   #3
RicLloyd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, doesn't work.

You see the first entry in the image of the explorer right-click menu? It is no longer functional. It used to be.

Now, the only way to get the Image Viewer to work is with the OPEN WITH drop-down.

I want the PREVIEW option back.


Also, can you tell me what Registry entry I need so I can remove the fix you provided that did not work?


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3 Weeks Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Could be something got corrupted. Open a command prompt with administrator rights. Run-

sfc /scannow

Does it find anything?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
RicLloyd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SFC found nothing


The first image is from Right Click Enhancer showing Image Previewer not associated with Preview at all.


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3 Weeks Ago   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

In Control Panel, Default Programs, Set Default Program Files, is Windows Photo Viewer shown and can you set it as default?
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
RicLloyd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This has no effect on the "Preview" option not working on the right-click context menu.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

that reg script worked on my hp desktop win7hp x64
Sounds like you need to do a Repair Install
Repair Install Instructions
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