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Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

Question: Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

Shawn

I was wondering if you know if there is a way to improve Vista's Video Preview on the Details Pane.

The problem I see is that Vista shows the very 1st second of video, while Windows 7 shows the 4th. That's why many of the video previews on the details pane show a black screen on vista instead of actual video.





If anyone else has the answer, I will be really grateful.

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Answer: Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

I guess you could edit that through the registry, but believe me, lol, to be honest Idk...

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Having decided to use Vista's Mail/Contacts/Calendar, I was quite excited to see that when I hovered the mouse over the Extra Large Icon of a contact, all of his details appeared in the right hand side preview panel ...... for a moment!

Now that capability has disappeared altogether!

I have checked under Organize x Layout that the Preview Panel is checked but it remains blank all the time!

What have I (it) done to remove this handy feature?
........... but there's more ................. the contact's name comes up say michael smith.contact but I only want Michael Smith to show (not the word "contact").
When I try to rename it to a straight Michael Smith, Vista gets all upset and starts tellimg me that it probably won't work anymore if I persist!!

There's gotta be a way to rename these contacts!
 

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A long story short is that my cat ran over my keyboard and now all my folders have a preview/details pane I can't get rid of. I read it could be removed by going to Folder Options, General, Use Classic View. Well guess what, there is no classic view! I included two screenshots to show my problem.

Folder
Lack of Classic option

Answer:Preview/details pane won't go away!

Alt + p

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How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

Answer:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Tutorial
Folder Template - Default

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We have enable the preview pane for Windows Explorer within the Local Group Policy Editor, however no preview pane is showing in Windows Explorer. What other setting do we need to look for?

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I would like to see more audio details in win10 file explorer preview pane, especially the channels and bitrate for movies in the *.mkv format. (I would like to see if they include DTS 5.1, languages, subtittles etc.)

Before the latest creators update, this information was shown in the preview pane (along other video-details). Now I can't get it back. Icaros doesn't seem to help in this case.

What can I do?

Answer:File explorer: How to show audio details in preview pane?

Try MediaTab (free)

etc

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i know there are "Frame width" & "Frame Height" that show video width & height in preview pane. but i want video resolution being shown in this pattern: framewidthXframeheightin XP it was just like this but in 7 ...nope!see screenshot to understand my purpose better:http://i.imgur.com/TF4JPRo.png

Answer:Show XP style Video Resolution in Windows 7 preview pane

What difference does it make if the information is shown as 620x256 or 640 and 256 one above the other,They are both giving you the same information. The preview is 630 pixels wide and 256 pixels highThe probably isnt a way to change it because that is the way the programmer programmed it. Stuart

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When I open an instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane show little or nothing (no drives, folders, etc.). Also the preview pane does not show a preview for any selected files (See Capture1.JPG).
If I open a second (or higher) instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane functions properly (the preview still does not show) (See Capture2.JPG).
I have previews set to show (See Capture3.JPG).
Also occasionally, the file icons will be blank instead of showing the file type specific icon. When this happens, the address bar also seems to take a long time to load. The load bar will stop before reaching the end and won't finish (See Capture4.JPG).

Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix this?

FYI I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Pro.

Answer:Windows Explorer: Navigation Pane and Preview Pane Bug

Try Explorer++ and see if you get the same problem.

Need to enable "Folders" view.
If it works then you can rule out problems with system files and it's probably a buggy shell extension.

https://explorerplusplus.com/

It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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Hello, I was wondering about the possibility to increase the images thumbnail size on the details pane in file explorer, and to make the panel maller than allowed by default. Is it possible?
Thank you for your help

Answer:adjust file preview size on file explorer details pane

There seems to be a minimum size which is pre-defined, you cannot make it smaller. The preview and details pane size is set by the DetailsContainerSizer binary value in the Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer
I do not know of way to make the thumbnail larger in the details pane. It is larger in the preview pane.

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Hello my video thumbnails wont update. It shows me the preview of the first video thumbnail but when i select another, the preview remains the same in the preview pane. I use the "List" view. help, i am a video editor who just pdated to windows 10

Answer:Video Thumbnails wont update in preview pane

I'm having the same problem. Does anyone have a solution?

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My video thumbnails in preview pane wont update. It shows me the preview of the first video thumbnail but when i select another, the preview remains the same in the preview pane.
I was using windows 8.1 -- and didn't have this problem -- when I upgraded to Windows 10. I like everything about 10 so far EXCEPT this.
Someone in another forum recommended installing VLC media player and associating all video files with it. This worked for some users who were experiencing this issue, but it didn't work for me unfortunately.
Anyone else experiencing this, and if so, any suggestions?

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Is there a way to display file folder location in the details pane view?
In the search box I've type *.* and it display all files.  There are duplicate files I want to delete so I want to see which folder they're in without checking each file's properties.

Thanks in advance.

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I have an issue with Windows Explorer and the Preview Pane.  When I enable the preveiw pane and try to preview a Word Document it crashes Word even when Word is not open, this is only happening to Word documents all other types of documents can display
the preview.  This is happening on Windows 7 x64 systems, we have numerous systems displaying the same issue and all our systems are connected to a domain.  Anyone have a solution? 


I have tried the SFC /Scannow, booting to SafeMode, disabling Startup items and Services and it still happens everytime I try to preview a Word document.

Thanks
Joe

Answer:Windows Explorer preview pane feature is crashing Word when trying to preview Word documents.

Hi,
Does this issue happen when you open all the document or just Word? You can try the following suggestion:

Close any open word documents On the keyboard, press the Windows (Flag) button and 'R'
Enter in winword /a Press 'OK'
However if the issue only happen when you open the Word, the better platform you can post should be

Windows word support forum.Your Name
TechNet Community Support

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I had to manually find all related files to OE6 to delete it so it would reinstall. Then the updates. Now nothing shows up on the preview pane or when I open the email. I can use Outlook instead but what is wrong? The only view of the message is in properties: details: message source.
 

Answer:Solved: OE has empty preview pane, open pane

1. With Outlook Express closed, go to Start>Run
2. Type in: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll (with the space after "regsvr32")
3. Click OK (or press the Enter key)
4. Open OE and see if things are fixed
 

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Does anyone know how to edit the details that appear at the bottom of the screen when you select a file? I'm not talking about the details that you can change when you select view but the one at the very bottom of the screen.
Thank you

Answer:Edit windows explorer details pane?

Try this:

http://www.muvenum.com/downloads/fre...tags-setup.exe

Once installed, go to the details tab of a files properties, and you can edit them as you wish, which will also appear at the bottom of Windows Explorer.

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I want to make some specific changes to the default Preview Details string for picture files in Windows Explorer. I have found an excellent write-up on how to edit that string using regedit, but the author was only interested in the specific around music. In the attached picture, I show the file properties/attributes that I am interested in placing in the Detail Pane. The current edited string is shown below.


prop:System.Photo.DateTaken;System.Keywords;System.Title;System.Subject;
*System.Photo.PeopleNames;*System.Contact.Location;*System.Contact.StateOrProvince;
*System.Contact.Country;System.Comment;*System.DateCreated;*System.DateModified;
*System.SharedWith

As you can see, some work, others don't. Is there a comprehensive list of these properties and their syntax in the form
(*)System.xxxx.yyy
that one can refer to when modifying the string?

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In Windows 8.1, I want to customize the properties displayed in the Details Pane for ALL of my MP3s . (That is, I do not mean removing/modifying the properties on an individual MP3/music file. I mean choosing what gets displayed in the Details Pane for all music files.)
In XP (which I love and miss), I do believe the Details Pane could be customized easily, but I see no way to do that in 8.1. For example, I want to display Artist, Album, Year, Track #, Size, and Duration ONLY. How do I remove Rating, Genre, Title, etc.
Also, can I remove the "breadcrumbs" (...) and have the full line displayed? In XP, everything was displayed. Now you have to hover over something to see it. How is that better?
I miss XP's file manager!

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I have looked everywhere. I just upgraded from Windows 7. I use Explorer ++ but it has limitations.
I have no use for a Preview Pane.

Thx.

Answer:Can you get rid of the Preview Pane in Windows 10?

I don't know what explorer ++ is, but here is how to turn off the preview pane: Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

Disable 'permanently': Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

(Works w/ Win10)

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I have looked everywhere. I just upgraded from Windows 7. I use Explorer ++ but it has limitations.
I have no use for a Preview Pane.

Thx.

Answer:Can you get rid of the Preview Pane in Windows 10?

I don't know what explorer ++ is, but here is how to turn off the preview pane: Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

Disable 'permanently': Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

(Works w/ Win10)

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Hi, I just re-installed windows 7 on my desktop pc and have a question about the settings of the details pane in windows explorer (the one that appears and the bottom when you select a file). Previously when I selected video files (.mp4, .avi and .mkv) I would get the details at the bottom, the video frame width and height, size of file etc.. but since I reinstalled I don't get these details when I select video files. I know its only a small problem but I work with video files a lot and have gotten used to seeing the resolution of files without having to open them. Does anyone know how I can get the details pane to show these details again? At the moment it only displays the video size, name and state.

Here is a screen-shot of the details pane for a selected .mkv video file on my laptop, this is what I want it to display on my pc.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows explorer details pane for videos problem

Is the folder set as a "Video" type?
Look at the properties of the folder, and there you will see a drop down list for the type.
 

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On one of my foldes where I have photos and videos, I have the preview pane enabled, but it only shows the icon for the type of file. It used to show a preview of what the file was. It does not open the file and show it in preview. I used to be able to see videos play in the preview and also the actual photo. Now I just get icons.

Would you know how I can return the behavior of the preview pane to actually show a preview?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Folders Preview Pane - Only Shows Icons, No Preview

Anyone have any ideas on this?? Thanks.
 

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I have turned the Preview Pane on in Microsoft Explorer  and it works fine but in Backup it says 'no view available'.  I would like to look at a file before restoring it to make sure I have the right one.  I can't find any help topics on
Backup in the Help File in Win7.

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Has any of you ever come across this problem? My preview pane is not displaying anything... I just noticed that the preview pane is not working when a supported file is clicked. When a file is not selected it shows a "No preview available" line but when you select a file, it is blank as you can see from the screenshot.
(I apologize for this I didn't know how else to demonstrate the problem...)
The problem is not with certain file types, like in the screenshot it is MP3s but all the other media files, the preview pane is entirely missing. I think there is a problem with the media player rich preview handler. The image files, such as jpg png etc, are still displayed... For example, if the thumbnails are turned on, you can see the preview of the image in the pane, if the thumbnails are turned off, then you see the enlarged icon of the file type in the pane, which is normal behavior.
Anything else like txt, video, pdf, a file type that would show normally (with rich preview handler thing) shows a blank in the pane. I can double click the blank preview pane and fire up the program to view the media file... I messed with a little utility called Preview Handler Association Editor this weekend, but didn't change much around, first I thought, that messed it up. I had assigned picture file types to media player rich preview handler so I didn't have to turn on the thumbnails to see a preview of pics. I reverted back to normal but that didn't fix the prob... Read more

Answer:Preview Pane gone missing in Windows 7

Just a few random ideas I have which may or may not work.
1. Run System File Checker.
2. Ensure Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > Views > Show Preview Handlers in Preview Pane is checked.
3. Pls see if this app helps you in anyway.
Hope something helps...

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Hi,I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosenAny suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

I think you are asking Windows Explorer to do more than it is intended to do.Try using infranview to view the folder. Get infranview at the link below.http://www.irfanview.com/

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Hi,

I am working on three monitors of different sizes. Multiple displays mode is set to: "Extend desktop to this display". In other words I can e.g. work with multiple apps or File Explorers opened and arranged for convenience.

All three monitors are set to recommended resolutions, size of text, apps and other items.

It is crucial for me to have the Preview Pane activated as I need to go quickly through multiple files without the necessity of opening them with an dedicated app.

I also need the Preview Pane handlers activated, to easily rotate the files if needed.

All would be great if the preview pane could be maximized to use the entire space of the space available on the monitor. It is not. As I click on the Left Hand edge of the Preview Pane to change its size (maximize it), the Preview Pane changes the size and follows the Left Edge but at the same time the Right Edge of the Preview Pane follows the Left Edge that is being adjusted thus not using the entire space available.

What I am after is to have the preview Pane Right Hand Edge to be as close as possible to the Right Hand edge of the monitor and the Left Hand edge of the Preview Pane as close as possible to the File List.

The other problem is that the Preview Pane lower edge is not reaching the bottom of the monitor. Which again makes the Picture or File content not as big as possible.

I would really appreciate your advice as I`ve been fighting it for some time already.

Thank you.

Answer:Preview Pane Size Not Optimal, preview handlers

Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If I maximize File Explorer and drag only the left border of the preview pane all the way to the right, this is what I see.

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When I try to preview certain Outlook files in Explorer Preview Pane I get the message 'No Preview Available.'
I have multiple mailboxes open and the preview pane works fine for messages sent to the primary mailbox, but not for the additional mailboxes. I have made sure all the mailboxes are in cached mode, I have made sure they are all indexed. I have tested on a clean image, setup all the needed mailboxes, and found that Preview Pane works fine for any message from any mailbox. I have tried running the Office Repair Tool on the affected machine with no luck. Does anyone have any ideas short of re-imaging the affected computer?

Answer:'No Preview Available' in preview pane when previewing Outlook files

Bump. Still need an answer if anyone has one.

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Could someone please remind me how to do this? TIA THC

Answer:Remove preview pane from Windows Mail

OK sorted it, searched previous postings. THC

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I use Windows Live Mail and Windows 7. When I receive mail with an attachment, if I right click to delete the message, it opens! I recall in my previous OE there was a Preview Pane that you could turn off to stop this, but I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone assist please?

Answer:Preview Pane in Windows Live Mail

It should be that the reading pane in live mail on Windows7 can be enabled or disabled in the View menu under Layout.

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Hi,
In our application, we read files in binary in order to upload them through HTTP to our server from client machine. When a PDF file being reviewed in Windows (7) Explorer preview pane then our application becomes unable to access the file as the file is locked by Preview pane. Following is the IOException we end up with

The process cannot access the file <file path + name> because it is being used by another process.

This situation take places only on PDF files, which, we believe, can be fixed either from Windows or Adobe side.

Thank You,
//Bandusiri

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Hi all,
Preview Pane doesn't work windows 8 for excell word and pdf files. How can I fix this?
Thanks

Answer:Preview Pane doesn't work windows 8.

No need to post in here as you have already posted in the correct forum.

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can anyone help me in windows 7, I was able to to go into file explorer and would be able to see the document in the preview pane using PDF viewer Plus. Now I am unable to see anything. I cant seem to see any way to configure the file explorer to see any pdf files. Word files ok just seems to be the pdf files.
Any help would be great thanks

Answer:file explorer windows 10 pdf preview pane

Find any PDF file.
Right click on it.
Select 'Open with...'
Select 'Choose another app'
Select 'More apps'
Choose the app you like (PDF viewer Plus)
Check 'Always use this app to open .pdf files'
Click OK.

Hopefully Explorer can now find and open these files.

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I once knew how to shut down the Preview Pane in Windows Mail, but I've suffered a total black-out.
Can anyone help - please?
 

Answer:Solved: How do I Kill Preview Pane - Windows Mail

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Can any please tell me how to display folder icons in the preview pane when I click on a folder? Or is there any third-party application by which I can do this?

How it looks:



How I want it to look:

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Windows will display some formats in Windows Explorer's preview pane, such as .txt, .bmp, etc. However, there are several that it will not display, such as Open Office Writer documents. Is there a way to tell Windows what file types you want the preview pane to display?

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I have two computers. One computer has Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit and the other has Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit. I have the latest Adobe reader on both computers. The preview pane is set the same way on both and so are the settings for the Adobe reader. On the 32 bit OS I can preview anything in the preview pane. It reads .jpg, .pdf. Word documents.. all of it. On the 64 bit the preview pane always shows me pics, sometimes previews word docs but will only ever show me the adobe icon in the preview pane. It never allows me to see what is in the document. I have checked, double checked, and triple checked all the settings and everything is the same except I still can't preview pdf documents in the 64bit operating system. Can anybody help?

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In Windows 10 Microsoft Word: the arrow next to Review Pane does not offer an option to remove the pane. I am only getting options to add a vertical or horizontal pane. I have edited a document and am now ready to print it. No matter how often I accept changes, remove comments etc apparently leaving my document ready for print the Review Pane pops back into view when the document is re-opened.

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For some reason when I run windows live mail program in win 7 the preview pane is blank. I'll click a message and it doesnt show anything. Even when I double click it the message is blank. I know i dont have any viruses. It just started doing this. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Live Mail preview pane is blank

Try a system restore to a point in time when you know it worked before. Your data won't be affected but any new programs installed and updates since then will likely have to be reinstalled.
 

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So is there any way to reduce the message size so it fits in the preview pane? (like how you can hit ctrl+scroll wheel and change the IE8 font on a web page)

I upgraded from XP and am very impressed so far with 7 but the mail program hasn't changed much.

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Mail - Message too large in Preview Pane

Nevermind...I think I found it.

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I went from XP to W8 Pro. With XP, a pictures folder allowed the icons to represent a small version of the picture; the filmstrip option was a nice bonus.

With W8, the icon, no matter what size, has a generic look to it--same for all the pictures. I enable Preview Pane, and the same thing happens. No preview of the picture on the preview pane, just a much larger generic icon.

I see screen views on the web of it actually working, but I can't get it to. I am tired of looking.

Please help.

Answer:Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview

Hello romeroom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could use the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews to fix this.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I can preview files in the preview pane of file explorer, except images and videos.
How can I fix this ? I have tried the options with no success.
Best regards

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Hello,

I've screwed something up in my Windows 7, 64 Bit Version, and hope someone here can help me.

Previously I could preview .ttf Font files in the Preview Pane of Windows Explorer just by clicking on them. I could also see what the font would look like on the actual Font Icon.

However I discovered I COULD NOT view an .otf Font file so I decided to look around and find out how to get the .otf files to also preview, this is when I got into trouble.

I changed both of the file associations (.ttf and .otf) to be viewed by the Windows Font Viewer and now I can't preview any fonts. I get a generic message that they are not valid font files but they are.

Also now all the Font Icons are a blue "A" with a little magnifying glass on it instead of the previous one that looked like the actual font.

I tried reversing what I did but even though Windows 7 is still showing Font Expert as a suggested program to use, it won't let me check the little box to ALWAYS use that program.

I don't know if the previous Font Icons in Windows Explorer were due to Font Expert or if that was just something Windows Explorer showed.

I'd love to have my PREVIEW PANE back in the font display as it showed what the font would look like larger.

If someone can help me I'd be most appreciative.

Thanks so much.

Jenn

Answer:Fonts will NO LONGER preview in Preview Pane

Sorry I can't actually help you with the problem that you currently have as I use a "Font Manager" called "Bitstream" (comes with CorelDraw).
I don't think this is freely available but maybe one of these free font managers might help until your problem could be resolved.

FontViewer

Free and easy fonts viewer

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Hi. so i have vista bizness. works fine most of time.
this is my siutation. For example. I have a folder say on my desktop... I open it and hilight a file, say a pdf, in the preview pane on the right hand side, the cover or first page shows up... yeah. now i try that again with another folder same from an external hard drive (seagate) and.. nada nothing at all, and then sometimes it wil show up on the bottom in the details pane but thats so small cant read anything. Ive been into the properties, tried this that, rebooting... nada.. help please?
thanks
 

Answer:cant preview jpegs or pdf on right side preview pane?

Each window you open (regardless of which drive) has it's own layout settings.
When there's no preview-pane visible, in the toolbar click Organise >> Layout >> Preview Pane
 

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Hi since installing a program "page plus x9" windows explorer will no longer preview .spp files
(photo plus picture file, which it did before, & dose on computers I have that don't have this program,Ive called the program co "Serif" they say the program has nothing to do w/ the problem ?? the present default program to open SPP files is photo plus. Ive tried recovering the comp. back to befor the x9 program was installed,w/no improvement
 

Answer:windows explorer 7 file preview pane won't show spp files

Do you also have Photo Plus installed?
If so you may need to reassociate the spp file type back to Photo Plus
 

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Hi to all, I'm sure a lot of people are annoyed with the same bug...it apprently happens on all Windows 7 editions. When you open explorer, and activate the preview pane using the button on the uper right, you can define the size like any pane by clicking and draging the vertical border line. But when you close explorer and open it again, the size is not kept, and the preview pane is very big, you have to click and drag everytime to resize it. It doesn't happen if you double-click on computer, it only happens when you click on explorer icon which opens the libraries location, the default location (i'm not completly sure but i've only seen that in this way). It seems that Explorer doesn't read correctly the REG_BINARY of "ReadingPaneSizer " (or maybe the values "PageSpaceControlSizer " or "PreviewPaneSizer ") in the key "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer " when it opens, but it writes it apparently correctly when you manual resize the pane, and the value isn't change before manual action, even when explorer opens and display preview pane in a different size. And the last thing, when you open explorer, activate preview pane, resize preview pane, deactivate it, close explorer, open explorer again, activate preview pane, the size is the good one, preserved from previous explorer window... So question is, does someone know a way to fix this *really* annonying bug? I can't activate the pr... Read more

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This is not going to make Intel or AMD happy, but MS probably wants some way to get on significantly more handsets and extended use battery powered devices in the future.

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/01/windows-on-arm-more-details.html

The hardware partners were announced, and it included nvidia. Since ARM support is going to be for Windows 8, that's still 2 years away.

So you'll at least get a preview of Windows on ARM tomorrow.
 

Answer:Windows on ARM preview at CES 1/5, new details released

I'd heard rumors of this.

I'm an ARM hardware fanatic as a side hobby (obsession) and I'm interested to see how Microsoft will fare in the ARM industry. They've already made quite the commitment with Windows Phone 7 and so it's pretty obvious that they are treating ARM hardware with the attention it deserves.

Cortex-A9 makes its debut this year as the first production dual-core ARM processors, by the time Windows 8 is out we'll be seeing Cortex-A15 or possibly even it's successor.

That said, if Intel has it's way, we'll be seeing x86 processors in mobile phones within the next couple years. It'd be interesting to see those two worlds clash!
 

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Hello. I'm using Windows 7 Home Pro. 64-bit, and Firefox browser. When I want to save an image from the Internet, and right click on an image, it opens up what looks just like Windows Explorer. The problem is, the 'preview pane' button is missing, and I can therefore not get a large preview when using the details view, which I must use, because I have folders with many files to look through quickly. The images do show up properly in icons view. If I open up Windows Explorer by itself, it works properly, and I get the preview pane button.

I saw a similar thread, and it recommended making sure Windows Photo Viewer, is set as the default program. I set it to be the default, but it didn't help.

On my older Windows XP computer, I had xplorer2lite open up when right-clicking on an image. That was a more convenient program for me to use. Is it possible to do that in Windows 7?

Also, is to possible to get the panes in Windows Explorer to 'hold' their position.

Thank you.

Answer:‘preview pane’ button missing in Windows Explorer for ‘save image as'

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd try another browser to confirm it's not browser or a website site issue.

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Hey, I'm new to the forums and I'm not sure how frequent you've been asked this question...

Is there a way to keep a default setting for your folders, like having things viewed in list, viewed in groups and the preview pane being set at a specific size? Every time I exit a folder it resets. Is there anyway around this?

Also my next question can refer to Windows 7 or a free program for Windows 7. My phone/iPod and other programs of that nature list my images by created date. I tried changing the date of photos with a few programs. One problem I've encountered is that it's not sequential. If I have a lot of images in 1 folder and I want them organized by date created, I want them to be changed by alphabetical order. With the first picture being the earliest and the last one being the latest. But most programs just change the folder's images to the same date. And since there's a lot of photos in one folder, it's still the same problem. They're all scrambled, but just by the same date. Any ideas on how to change the creation date of multiple images in alphabetical order without doing one by one?

Answer:Two Questions: Windows 7 Preview Pane & Changing Photo's Creation Date

set up the folder they way you want it to look folder icon size, window size etc then click organize /folders and search options . click the view tab and then click apply to folders. there are some extra check box options in the list in view tab.
im not sure about the preview pane resizing, i open the preview pane and its the same size i sized it to earlier, i then click the preview button to hide the pane until i need to look closer at a pic or icon etc re opening the pane has it the same size

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After uninstalling MS Works and Office 2007 trial versions from a new computer, I installed the Office 2010 beta.
Now the Win 7 Explorer and Office preview panes do not work for doc or docx files or any other Office extentions, xls...etc. The preview pane in Explorer says "No preview available." In Office the Preview pane says "The file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Word (or Excel or..) previewer."
Zips, jpg, and txt files are fine in Explorer.
Is there a registry fix I can try to fix this?
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 Explorer preview pane unable to display office extension files

Did you install 2010 logged in on an administrator account? If not log in as an admin and rerun setup.
If you did run as an administrator use the Control Panel >> All Control Panel Items >> Default Programs option to set the file associations.
Good luck.

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 

Answer:Need for details in Details Pane

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A fairly simple question:

Has anyone tried to (or found a third party app) that can put the details pane back to the bottom of the File Explorer windows, like it was in 7. It was of great use to me when reading tags and other information. In 8, it just takes needless width space from the windows.

Answer:Explorer's Details Pane

Shell32.dll but modifyng it crashes windows 8 (at least in CP/RP), havent tried in RTM yet.

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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and I was looking in a folder and at the bottom of said folder there was a details pane. Well, I accidently hit the 'Hide The Details Pane' button and guess what? Poof, the details pane was gone. Now I can't seem to figure out how to get the details pane back. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.thanks,toodawgs

Answer:I've Lost The Details Pane

Click on ORGANIZE in the top left corner. Then LAYOUT - DETAILS PANE

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So, I upgraded directly from XP, I hated Vista and I hated Win7. So. It's only natural that the omittance of the details + preview hybrid pane being missing causes me a lot of mental insecurity and overall discomfort (not literally :P ).

But point is.

Can I move the details pane from the right to the left, where the tree explorer is located?

Thanks!

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DEAR FRIENDS,

PLS HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE ATTACHED. AS U CAN SEE THE DETAILS PANE HAS SOMEHOW REACHED ON THE TOP OF THE WINDOWS RATHER THAN AT THE BOTTOM. I DONT KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. COULD U PLS HELP ME OUT WITH THIS PROBLEM?? I NEED TO GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

THANK YOU,
PRAMODM

Answer:Details pane problem help!!

Not sure how you did that but i can not replicate it at all.

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How can I change the color of details pane in Windows Explorer? I'm trying to modify Soft7 visual style to suite my needs.. I've found allmost everything else, but I can't find the way to change this. Is it a bitmap in shellstyle.dll, msstyles, or something else?

Answer:Details pane customization

Hi Morpheus

Are you using Windows Style Builder?

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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

thanks all,
toodawgs
by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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As the title says, all of a sudden i have missing file info in the details pane, i have a lot of digital media and usually when i click on it it shows me every from its name to audio type, date modified etc..all of a sudden it no longer shows me what audio, chapters or subtitles etc..from the screenshot below a lot of info that used to be there now isnt....any help would be appreciated

Answer:missing information in the details pane

How to Customize the Details Pane in Windows 10

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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Hello! I would like to somehow know how to move the details pane from bottom to the top, like this:

Thank you!

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How would I add an image to the background of the details pane? The ones highlighted in the screenshot I attached.

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I just did a reinstall of XP Pro and am having trouble with video files being "in use" when trying to move/delete them (only a several second lag, but it is annoying me). It has to do with a preview being generated in the details pane in the bottom left corner of Explorer. I eventually figured out how to turn off the preview option on my last install but have forgotten how I did it. Under folder options I have "do not cache thumbnails" unchecked. Is this the setting I need to change? Or is it somewhere else? It seems to me I need an option to not show a preview in the details pane.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:How to Turn of Thumbnails in Details Pane?

I haven't done an XP install, but I have had problems like yours. Here is how I fix them without reinstalling, in case it may help? (The instructions may be different for XP.)

Thumbnails are used as icons when the folder is in Thumbnail view. This is usually not the problem, since they are usually cached after the first time. I turn them off by getting the Properties window for that folder. (I just go to the parent folder and right-click on the folder there, then choose Properties.) Then in one of the tabs, I find the Enable thumbnail view option and uncheck it. But, again, this is probably not the problem.

The preview thumbnail (actually, the whole details pane) can be turned off by unchecking View as Web Page in the View menu in one folder. Or, you can turn it off for all folders by going to View menu > Folder Options > General tab > choose Custom, then click the Settings button and in the View Web Content in Folders section, choose Only for folders where I select "as Web Page" [View menu]

If I want the details pane, but not the preview, I edit the HTML of the window. I don't know if you want to try this, it can be confusing, but here's what I do, just in case:
I right-click on the detail pane (or you can use the View menu), and click Customize this Folder... then choose create or edit HTML document. This allows me to customize that details pane. To remove only the worst case files from the preview, I see if I can find "var w... Read more

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I have a video folder that I would like organize by genre (i.e.: action, drama, comedy, etc.) but Windows isn't allowing me to add or change existing file details.




I consulted this document and realized the following applies to my situation.


Quote:




Some properties can't be added or changed. In those cases, clicking next to the value won't change its appearance.




Is there a work-around? (e.g.:Additional software)

Answer:Adding properties to details pane

Hello,

Click Here to download abcAVI, save it to your desktop, once download is complete run installer => Open up abcAVI => On the top menu bar the first icon will let you select one movie file to edit, the second icon will allow you to select a whole directory to edit all movie files in it, once in the movie just go down to Genre and choose the one you would like or type in your own => Click Save once done

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Hi,

please see my screenshot, my details pane is not showing any codec information.

I had to reinstall after a windows 10 update killed my computer (update loop bsod - I can't believe updates are stilling crashing computers).

before the details pane use to show codec info like:
Video Codec, example VC-1, AVCAudio Codec, example DTS, TrueHD

how do I get it to show?

Answer:Details Pane not showing codec info

One way is to use this
File Metadata - Home
and use its file association manager to enable it for extensions you're interested in.

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The details pane used to show a thumbnail preview of the first page of Adobe Acrobat documents when I selected the file. This was extremely helpful to me due to the nature of how I file these documents, as I didn't have to open the files - I only had to select them. As of this morning, the details pane only shows the name of the document and does not display a thumbnail preview of the first page. How do I fix this? Thank you!!
 

Answer:Details Pane No longer showing previews

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Is there any way to permanently remove or disable all of the various "views" in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane *except* for Details? If a subdirectory contains audio files I *never* want to see "Album" or "Artist" or any of the rest of that garbage. If the subdirectory contains an image file I *never* want to see a thumbnail of images. If I need more information about a file I'll right click on it and select Properties, thankyewverymuch!

In short, when I click anywhere in the left or right panel in the Navigation Pane I never want to see *ANYTHING* except the file name, type, size, and date modified. If it isn't a file (e.g. Network, etc.) just show me a computer or device name, not some massive image of a router or other waste of my time.

Jerry H.

Answer:Remove All Options Except Details From Navigation Pane

You can modify the folder templates for different folder types like Music, Pictures, etc. where you can specify things like that.

These should get you on track to setting those up:

Folder Template - Change
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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For some reason when I go to the layout menu in Vista Exploer (Explorer --> Organize --> Layout) there is no details pane listed. Is there a way to get that back?

I checked to see that "Show Previews and Filters" is selected" and it is. I tried unselecting and reselecting it and that didn't work.


Thanks

Answer:can't get details pane in Explorer layout to show up

Hi, the details pane is not under organise it's under View.

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hi
i want to know is there any way to move move details pane to the bottom of a window?

in windows 8 there were 2 application to run and then it was just like 7
are those two suitable for 10 or not?
or 10 has its own application?

thanks

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Hi. According to the final entries on this old thread:
Possible to display details pane on bottom? - Page 2 - - Windows 10 Forums
oldnewexplorer doesn't work after the Windows 10 anniversary update.

I've newly upgraded to W10 and am disappointed that there is no longer a details pane along the bottom of the screen in File Explorer. As the last poster in that old thread asked - is there a fix? Thank you.

Answer:Position of File Explorer Details Pane

OldNewExplorer is working under anniversary update ( at least , the latest build 1.1.8.2 ) and running fine on my rig ...

Here is version history

v1.1.8.2 26.07.2016* Fix possible crash on process exit
v1.1.8.1 21.07.2016* Support for build 14393
v1.1.8 03.04.2016* Support for build 14295
v1.1.7.1 13.09.2015* Fixed rare crash
v1.1.7 09.08.2015* Fixed crashes
v1.1.6 03.08.2015* Fixed deadlocking
v1.1.5.1 19.04.2015* Fix for Windows 10 build 10049+
v1.1.5 21.03.2015* Support for Windows 10 TP* Option to replace navigation buttons
v1.1.0 20.07.2014* Improved injection mechanisms to solve issues with some options not working in some cases
v1.0.7 14.02.2014* Enabling glass on navigation bar removes padding around search box and reduces travel buttons padding* New setting to remove Up button
v1.0.6 10.02.2014* New settings to show navigation bar on glass (without ribbon only)v1.0.5 02.02.2014* O-N-E is now registered as BHO to initialize in all explorer windows* New settings to hide caption text and icon
v1.0.4 05.12.2013* Fixed: Folders can't be renamed when 'Use libraries; hide folders' is on (1.0.3 bug)
v1.0.3 29.11.2013* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart no longer required)
v1.0.2 26.11.2013* Removed 'Group network locations separately' - always on* All options are off by default* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart required)* Fixed installation with spaces in path* Fixe... Read more

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Hello.

I've been trying to re-organize my photo collection. Previously, I had been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to tag my photos, and admittedly it was convenient. Recently, though, the program has gone on the fritz to where thumbnails aren't loading so it's harder to differentiate photos simply by the file name in cases where I have a lot of photos of the same group or folder. While I've tried a lot of troubleshooting to get the thumbnails to load, and would gladly take advice on that issue, in the meantime I'm trying to accomplish the same thing using the details pane in explorer.

When I highlight a photo right now, most file types load the date stamp, tags, rating, author(s) and comments properties in the details pane. However, I'd like to edit the people properties so I can tag individuals in the photos. I have not seen a way to easily do that short of using other software (such as Photo Gallery).

Does anyone know if there's a way to do this through explorer or will it require a separate application?

Answer:People tagging of photos using details pane

You are talking about edit Exif data. There are programs out there that allow you to do that.

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I have this problem with the vista details pane and I have not been able to find any solution. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium version. The problem is that:
1. My details pane is missing a lot of properties/tags . Only ones that are appearing are file date, file name, dated created.
2. When I go into a MP3 folder, same thing happens as I described in 1. Just the 4 tags appear and I don?t get any other tags that used to be there like artist name, rating, title, etc.
3. I cannot edit any Tag in the details pane. When everthing was working fine, I could go in the MP3 folder , I could edit the title, ratings etc. and Save it. But now I can?t do anything, the save button does not appear and the tags don?t go in edit mode.
Up till now I have tried the following solutions:
1. I have reset all the folder options in Vista by going to Folders/tools/reset defaults. (did not work)
2. After resetting the folders, I have also turned on the details pane option under Organize/Layout and the details under the Views. (did not work)
3. Under View, in the tool bar, I went to Customize This Folder and chose the Music Folder Option, All Items etc. (did not work)
4. Then on the Microsoft site, I found this solution ? Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents., and click a file to apply properties. Then In the Details pane at the bottom of the folder window, click the property that you want to change, type the new property in the Tags.? But it did not work ei... Read more

Answer:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane

hello

Is this only for mp3 files?

You said "when everything was working fine" what happened? did you download a new program? (itunes,vlc)

If it wasn't that long ago, you could try system restore.

Did you use a "registry cleaner" or an "optimizer"?

On the properties window, general tab, what is it set to "open with"?

good luck

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How do I change the font style in the Windows Explorer details pane using Windows Style Builder?

I have attached a screenshot, I want to change the font inside the red box. More specifically, the font of the text in black.

Answer:Change the font style in Explorer details pane

Welcome to the Seven Forums
That would be at Styles > TextStyle > BodyText > FONT:FONT
Jerry

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Hi,
I must apologize in advance for any forthcoming ignorance, as I am a forum newbie. Using Win8.1, I am trying to relocate the Details Pane in Explorer from the space wasting right side to the well fitting & familiar bottom.

Fix I found is here: How To Move Details Pane To The Bottom In Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Has anyone had any experience in general with this tool? Haven't been able to find out any more jnfo either way othter than the link.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Win8.1: Reconnect Details Pane to bottom of Explorer

Better use Old New Explorer:
OldNewExplorer - make your 8.1/10 explorer work like Win7/8 one - StartIsBack+ - MSFN Forum

It has some other features but the one you are searching for is one of them. It doesn't always make the hack but it is much safer than patching the shell32.dll

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Hello! Title says everything
Win 8 Enterprise x64, non local administrator user.

I can not change music's rating or other stuff from details pane. In local administrator user I can. Should I change my account type or any help?

Also the music is at external HDD
Thanks

Answer:The Details pane - Can not modify Music's Rating and stuff

Check that your files haven't suddenly become "Read-only".

Also try running CHKDSK to check the drive.

After I've used one of my external HDDs at TAFE, my PC claims that it is "Read-only" and it takes several CHKDSK commands to fix the problem.
Of course after CHKDSK is finished, it says that there weren't any problems.

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I do not want to see a large space to the right of my photos & files in file explorer. I want to see the full space filled with them. I have been searching for hours for the mythical "General Tab" which supposedly contains the key but it doesn't seem to exist. Does anyone know if this display is possible?
 

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Question: Preview Pane

How do I get rid of the Preview Pane (I think that's what i's called) on the bottom half of my email message screen................... (It shows the message even before I open the email).

Answer:Preview Pane

The method was the same since Outlook. I have WLM 2011 and the method is now changed.
I had to get a link to see how it was done in the older editions. If you have 2011, it is basically the same, with slight variations
How to Disable the Preview Pane in Windows Mail or Outlook Express - About Email

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Question: Preview Pane

Hi,
The preview pane doesn't work on my windows 8 when I try to see PDF, Excell and word docs. It only works to see photos.
Does someone can help me?

Answer:Preview Pane

Do you have a modern version of Office installed?
Found this for PDF http://www.win8pdf.com/pdf-preview.html

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Question: Preview Pane

Hello Friends,
When I selecting one image file in explorer, I am unable to see the preview in Preview Pane.
I am able to see only the icon in preview pane.

Answer:Preview Pane

Here's a solution for Vista, I don't know if it still applies



   Warning
This involves registry editing, please backup your registry before attempting anything.
Make Windows Vista Explorer Preview Pane Work for More File Types - How-To Geek

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Question: preview pane

I can't see preview of txt, pdf, microsoft files, etc.

Only can see images and movies.

How can I fix this ? I have tried through options...

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Hello SF.
I was wondering how do you get the preview panel at top like in the screenshot below? I'm almost sure i found it here on the forums a few days ago, but i cant find it again now

Thanks on advance

Answer:Preview pane on top

It is Switch Between Windows - see this tutorial here: Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

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Question: Preview Pane

One of the more useful features of both Vista and Windows 7 is the inline "Preview Pane" of Windows Explorer.

On little quirk I've discovered in Windows 7 is that when you resize a Windows Explorer window, the Preview Pane is resized also, in favour of the file lists. However, I like my preview pane a specifc size.

The follow method is one workaround I used with success:Click the "Hide Preview Pane" icon in the upper right corner (to the left of Help) of Windows Explorer
Resize the Windows Explorer window to how you want it
Click the "Show Preview Pane" icon in the upper right corner (to the left of Help) of Windows Explorer
Has anyone found a way (either via a UI Setting, or a Registry entry) to keep the Preview Pane a fixed size, so that the above workaround does not have to be used?

Answer:Preview Pane

Yeah, I'm not to crazy about that one myself. I usually end up just manually dragging the Preview Pane line over.

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Question: OE Preview Pane

Forgotten how to switch this OFF, HELP!!

Answer:OE Preview Pane

Salinger.If you go to View then Layout, you'll find it there.

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Question: Preview Pane

I am unable to open Web Links in the preview pane of Outlook 7.
The alert message I recieve is: "The operation can not be completed do to restrictions in
effect on this computer. Please contact your system Administrator."
I am running Norton 360.
 

Answer:Preview Pane

Hi sbetechsupport

See if the suggestions at this link help:
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/link_restrict.htm

There is a Users Solutions section that may apply, to your setup.
Let us know if that helps or not.
 

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I get the message "the file cant be previewed" in the preview pane when i highlight pdfs

It works for other file types just not pdf

what is the solution ???

Answer:PDF not working in Preview Pane

Hello badboi and welcome to the Forum. Does your computer have a separate PDF reader installed? It's my understanding that Windows 7 does not natively support pdf files. A few free sources:

Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions (fairly bloated)

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows (tries to install toolbars, etc read install instructions carefully)

Nitro PDF Reader (my free reader of choice)

There are other free readers available so I'd suggest installing one, see if your preview issues are solved, then play around with a few until you find your reader of choice.

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1.Is there is some guide here with some program(not having to manually add registry keys)that will allow me to display more files in the preview pane

2.Before I download it and mess my registry,does anyone know if this works on Win7(it says for Vista)
Make Windows Vista Explorer Preview Pane Work for More File Types

3.Is there is a way to autoplay audio\video files...this is one of the most annoying things about the preview pane(first select,then move the mouse to click on the play button)

4.Is there is a way to display animated gifs there,not just the first frame

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I just discovered you can hit ALT + P to show a preview pane. What useful things do you guys get out of this function?

I noticed it shows album art for some mp3. Does anyone know where it is getting this picture from?

One kind of neat thing it does is show off how detailed icons are. Noone ever really gets to see that level of detail on them, so now the artists work can be seen more.

I remember when icons were barely more than colored dots, like 16X16 or something.

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Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust


I just discovered you can hit ALT + P to show a preview pane. What useful things do you guys get out of this function?


That's a new one for me too! Is usually keep the preview pane on permanently, but do occasionally turn it off when I use Screen Snap on two explorer windows.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust


I noticed it shows album art for some mp3. Does anyone know where it is getting this picture from?


The mp3 album art displayed in the preview pane is embedded in the mp3 file itself, inside the ID3v2 tag.

You can read the tutorial I wrote on how to do this yourself: Windows Media Player Library Album Art








  
Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust


One kind of neat thing it does is show off how detailed icons are. Noone ever really gets to see that level of detail on them, so now the artists work can be seen more.

I remember when icons were barely more than colored dots, like 16X16 or something.


16x16 icon bring back some memories from my days with Windows 3.1, when icons where only 16x16 and 32x32 in either 2 or 16 color modes...

If I remember correctly, starting from Vista, can include a 256x256 PNG image also.

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