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Windows 7: broken explorer preview Office 2010

09 Mar 2011   #31
Imperfect1

 
 

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Mmm...thats Word 2007 right? I can't find that option in Word 2010......I'll dig a bit more.
Yes, it is Word 2007. I was assuming that MS hadn't changed that function in Word 2010 because it's so basic and essential. But we all know about the pitfalls of assuming. . .
It's in File - Options - General (second option down)
Nabilalk, have you checked out Irene's great find of the Preview option in Word 2010?


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09 Mar 2011   #32
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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Yes, it is Word 2007. I was assuming that MS hadn't changed that function in Word 2010 because it's so basic and essential. But we all know about the pitfalls of assuming. . .
It's in File - Options - General (second option down)
Nabilalk, have you checked out Irene's great find of the Preview option in Word 2010?
Enable Live Preview:

Yes I have checked that out, but preview is different than Explorer's:
"Show a preview of how a feature affects a document as you hover over different choices." That preview is for within Word.
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09 Mar 2011   #33
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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@Golden:

Preview pane works for image files (see attached), so the function is not disabled. It does not work for Office files or PDFs.

This is a personal PC, so no on corporate environment.

4. Is the Preview Pane Location shown as Not configured, Enabled, or Disabled? Not configured
Mmm.OK, Not configured means that the policy hasn't been altered at all, which is the usual setting for a home install. That looks normal.

Did you try some of Irene's suggestions in Post #21 that she found?

Regards,
Golden
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09 Mar 2011   #34
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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@Golden:

Preview pane works for image files (see attached), so the function is not disabled. It does not work for Office files or PDFs.

This is a personal PC, so no on corporate environment.

4. Is the Preview Pane Location shown as Not configured, Enabled, or Disabled? Not configured
Mmm.OK, Not configured means that the policy hasn't been altered at all, which is the usual setting for a home install. That looks normal.

Did you try some of Irene's suggestions that she found?

Regards,
Golden
Tried them all. I think my Explorer might be broken or something.
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09 Mar 2011   #35
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm... usually a sfc /scannow should fix that. Did it find any problems when you ran it?
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09 Mar 2011   #36
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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Mmmm... usually a sfc /scannow should fix that. Did it find any problems when you ran it?
running now and will post log.

scan done: no integrity violations found.
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09 Mar 2011   #37
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Well, I'm stumped. Perhaps its time to call in the big guns : I'll see if I can get some more experienced folk to have a look at this. Stay tuned.

Have requested some help - please check back regularly.

Regards,
Golden
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09 Mar 2011   #38
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Golden says this hasn't been tried yet.

I may have found something.
Index - Add or Remove File Types

I just checked mine and pdf are checked.
All Word doc extensions are also.

Anyway this is where you choose ALL Explorer search document extensions to search.

Left pic is Snip off my PC showing Word docs. PDF is listed also.
If the boxes are unchecked that you want in win EXplore check them.
Then the Indexing will occur which as stated in tutorial may take a while.
So it won't necessarily be instant results and show in Search.


If above is checked then????
Make sure boxes are selected first in above tutorial before any of below.
Right Snip at same window but different tab shows Trouble shooting option and Rebuild Index. Never used or tried by me so????
Also Advanced Indexing Help at bottom of the window.
Hope that helps.

Mike


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10 Mar 2011   #39
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That is a superb Sevenforum tutorial in your link, Hopalong.

I looked through some of the related links at the bottom and came across this, which may also be useful:
How do I restart the Windows Search service?

  1. Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Administrative Tools.
  2. Double-click Services. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. In the Services dialog box, under Name, double-click Windows Search.
  4. In the Windows Search Properties dialog box, click Stop, then click Start, and then click OK.
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10 Mar 2011   #40
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I don't see how Windows search is related to the broken previews that I am getting? And all of the Office filetypes were already checked. Thanks.
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