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Windows 7: Explorer Preview Pane - Previews Not Displayed

23 Mar 2010   #1
Harrismith

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 
Explorer Preview Pane - Previews Not Displayed

I have enabled the Preview Pane (Organize/Layout/Preview Pane) and the preview pane is displayed.
However, the only preview that is displayed is *.jpg.
Other files such as *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.txt and .eml are not displayed.
Any Ideas what is wrong?
Also I understand that there is someway to preview *.pdf
Any help would be much appreciated.


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28 Mar 2010   #2
Harrismith

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

For anyone else who experiences the same problem, the solution is to enable;
Tools/Folder Options/Views/Show Preview Handlers in Preview Pane
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28 Mar 2010   #3
robwin

windows 7
 
 

Not true unless it's because I am using Office 2002, jpg images show ok but doc files do not but rtf files do.
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06 Dec 2010   #4
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harrismith View Post
I have enabled the Preview Pane (Organize/Layout/Preview Pane) and the preview pane is displayed.
However, the only preview that is displayed is *.jpg.
Other files such as *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.txt and .eml are not displayed.
Any Ideas what is wrong?
Also I understand that there is someway to preview *.pdf
Any help would be much appreciated.
Same problem here. My PDF previews and Microsoft Office previews are blank (just see a white space). It does not say preview not available, just blank.

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