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How to Turn of Thumbnails in Details Pane?

Question: How to Turn of Thumbnails in Details Pane?

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.

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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 wantMedia" in the document (near the top) and change it to
var wantMedia = false; // cool, but may hinder media file manipulation

Or, I just delete the thumbnail code which looks like:
// try to generate a new thumbnail asynchronously, and delay the status message one second
if (size && (size < 10000000) && Thumbnail.displayFile(items.Path))
timer = window.setTimeout('document.all.Status.style.display = ""', 1000);

But don't delete the </script> tag afterwards.

If I ever want to undo all the changes I've made, I just go to Customize this Folder again and choose remove customization before clicking next. However, this also resets folder settings including the background picture.

If the HTML is edited wrong, the scripts may not work, and you'll get error messages. When that happens, I just remove customization and start over. I don't know if you want to get into all that HTML stuff. I like the control it gives. I hope you find something that works.

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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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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'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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the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am trying to print thumbnails along with there file details (file name and type) from Windows Explorer. I found how to do this by in printer settings select Contact sheets. However, this limits the size of thumbnail printed. I need to enlarge my thumbnails to be about 3" long instead of the standard size it lets me.

Any possible solutions? Please let me know as soon as possible!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am using windows 10 pro. In my Laptop, when I change the folder view to Thumbnails, it will change. But when I was open a folder and return, the folders are automatically change to Details. It was happen to all my folders. Help me please.

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I am using windows 10 pro. In my Laptop, when I change the folder view to Thumbnails, it will change. But when I was open a folder and return, the folders are automatically change to Details. It was happen to all my folders. Help me please.

Answer:Change the Icon Thumbnails to Details

We have a Windows 10 forums as well, you will be much better to ask there!
Ten Forums

Still see if this applies to W10 - Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Hey there...ok...when I'm in explorer (viewing files not the internet) my View setting sometimes changes from Details to Thumbnails for no reason at all...not it just affects that one folder...so I set it back to Details and it's all good again...the folder seems random...it's been happening to me for a long time...I don't think it's a virus or anything bad...I think it's a flaw or a bug or something...does anyone else have this problem??? THANX
C'YA
 

Answer:How come my View changes from Details to Thumbnails in Explorer for no reason???

I had the EXACT same problem. I've attached the text below on how to fix it.

Good luck
By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam

These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell.

Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value.

Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size).

Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam.

Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

Close the registry and reboot.

Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

Always remember to back up your registry.
 

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Things I've tried:

1. I have Haali Media Splitter installed (from CoreAVC) options>>explorer integration (yes)>>Thumbnails offset (10000)
2. WMP Playback Pack
3. DivX Preview

None of those worked. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. The KMPlayer is the default to play my MKV files (works great), but I can change that to Windows Media Player if needed to show the details and thumbnails. Any suggestions?

And I can't install DivX Plus Codec Pack like other people have recommend because my laptop isn't connected to the internet (no wireless). To install the other things I've just put the installer on a USB and then installed them from the USB onto my laptop.

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I like to view my files/folders as 'Details' rather than as thumbnails...i find them easier to read and it's easier to find what im looking for.. 'Thumbnail' seems to be the default setting for every single folder and i have to change every single folder i enter, which is a pain...how/where can i change the default so that when i enter each folder the files/folders are arranged as 'Details'
 

Answer:Solved: 'Details' View Rther Than 'Thumbnails'

Open any folder and set it to 'Details' view. Click on 'Tools' select 'Folder Options' then the 'View' tab.

At the top click on 'Apply to all folders' then click 'Apply' 'OK'
 

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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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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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In my laptop, I was set the folder view in thumbnails, when I was open a folder and return to the original folder it was changed to detail view. I was attach the Screenshots to here.

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I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!
 
HOW DO I GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO NORMAL???????

Answer:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

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For example, for MKV videos Windows 7 shows no more information than it does for text files. I'd like to have thumbnails and data like duration, pixel dimensions, video and audio bitrate etc. as it shows for other types.

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I found no solution in Windows Explorer's View menu, Options, and Help.

I would suspect it was due to me shutting down some 'process' or 'service' (2 weeks ago), but as far as I can see, all possibly-relevant processes and services are now running.

A related issue was raised by someone else and responded to by me here: Can't Rate Media in Explorer (Vista Home).


Quote:




A few days ago I was able to rate my mp3's and videos in Windows Explorer (0 to 5 star ratings), at the bottom of the window pane. You give it a rating, hit the save button, and there you go! But now I can't anymore.




I'm using:
Vista Home Premium SP1

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Windows XP & IE 8 .
Whenever I add an attachment to my emails, and even here on your website when I uploaded the attached pics, the 'Choose to Upload' pop-up window containing (in this case) my pics ALWAYS (but never used to) opens in the Details mode instead of Thumbnails where I can actually view the pics to be attached prior to attaching them.
I would like the default setting for this occurrence to obviously be in the Thumbnails mode.
In a related issue I would also like to be able to load more than one pic at a time when attaching pics to emails, etc...
Is there such a setting?
Thanks for the assistance.
 

Answer:Default Settings for 'Choose File To Upload', Displays 'Details' vs 'Thumbnails'

The default is list, not details and no you can't change it that I know of and I'm pretty sure if not absolutely. I wish there was. One of those silly Windows things.
As to your second question, some websites employ technology that allows multiple uploads. The flash uploader here for instance. It's not something in XP that one can change.

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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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I have the preview and details panels turned off, and I also HAD this one turned off, but I accidentally changed something when I was trying to drag the folder.
I've spend the past half hour clicking on everything I can possibly think of, and i'm out of ideas.
And no web search is helping.

When I first did the install I easily found it, but now I just don't get it.

Answer:How do I turn off the top pane in Windows 10

Hi Old Dog. Welcome to the TenForums @Old Dog

Do you see the question mark, upper right. Click on the little arrow head to the left of it.

This thing is called the "Ribbon"
Ken

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Hey,

I have a question about the details pane.
Can I add a few more parameters to the little preview window on the right? (For music like BPM, Publisher etc)

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Attached is a parrtial view of Windows 7 screen.The thumbnails are not real. They are all fake.How do I get the real thumbnails?Thanks.

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In Explorer on the left side where the folder tree is, can the tooltips that pop up when the folder name is too long to fit in the folder pane be turned off?

The reg edits to disable tooltips do not affect those tooltips.
 

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I have a user who has a possible virus email. She has preview pane on but we cannot open outlook to turn it off to delete this email. Is there a way to turn preview pane off without having to open outlook?
 

Answer:How to turn preview pane off in outlook

Not sure how to close this thread, but I found a previous post with the information I needed.
 

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i want to turn off [for certain file types] generate thumbnails.. they are no use in video files,

ive seen the menu somewhere but cant remember where.. is it in media player classic [have that installed]

Answer:How to turn OFF generate thumbnails

  
Quote: Originally Posted by al4x


i want to turn off [for certain file types] generate thumbnails.. they are no use in video files,

ive seen the menu somewhere but cant remember where.. is it in media player classic [have that installed]


Hi al4x! Here's step-by-step instructions:

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

1. Open Windows Explorer

2. Click "Organise" and choose "Folder and Search Options".

3. Click on the "View" Tab

4. Under the "Files and Folders" heading, tick "Always show icons, never thumbnails."

5. Click Ok.

That's it!

Hope I Helped,
ZeshanA
If a user helps you, click the scales at the top right of their post and click I Approve!

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I keep several programs active most of the time. This is indicated by a bar under the icon. Mousing the icon of the currently open program window shows a thumbnail view of the current window(s), which stays visible until moving away. However, mousing the other icons shows a very brief thumbnail -- not enough to tell what's happening. When no windows are active all active icons show and retain thumbnails. Is this by design or is it changeable?

tcebob

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I want to be able to hover over folders in my navigation pane and have them expand and then expand again in order that I can drag and drop files into the correct folders. How do I do this? Currently nothing happens when I hover.

Answer:How do I turn on the Folder tree in the navigation pane?

control panel > file options (folder options)

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my freeze pane option is greyed out when I select my cell. what is the problem here and what can I do to fix it?

Answer:turn on freeze pane in Excel 2010

see if this helps: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...

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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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I was wandering around in the option menus of my Windows 8.1 where I had no business being, and I accidentally chose an option which disabled the thumbnails of my jpeg files from showing.   How do I get the Windows to show a thumbnail of the photo
inside my jpeg's, PLEASE ???

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I'm in my senior moment...using Offfice 2010. How can I turn off the e-mail "Message Preview" pane (yellow pane below e-mail messages which I have to click the button "Download the Rest of the Message." I used to click on the e-mail and can see the entire message without having to click this button.

Any help appreciate it.
 

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I log into facebook today and go to games and for the first time I see this yellow bar at top of page

to help protect your security internet exployer has blocked this site from downloading files to your computer. click here for options

I have never seen this bar before lol ....on facebook and frankly it is a royal pain.. how do I turn it off

I am windows 7 IE8

thank you....

coco

Answer:Help pls How do I turn this off.......see post please for details

Looks like a standard anti-malware popup to me. If so, it's there to protect you against what your anti-virus program (or Facebook) deems a possible threat to your system. You should be able to turn it off merely by clicking on it and selecting the option to do so. There may even be an option to permanently prevent the yellow bar from showing up.

Alternatively, you can reduce your security level or allow pop ups --- but I don't think you really want to do that!

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Hi Everyone

I have a question regarding MS Word.

Basically, every time I open a word document, I want it to open in reading layout. I know I can select this option through the menu in MS Word. However, I need this to be a permanent setting and want to make this change through the registry editor.

Is anyone familiar with a registry key that I need to amend (or create) to enforce this setting?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Turn on reading pane in MS Word 2007 through registry editor

Your best location to ask this is located here. They are the foremost experts on this subject and if anyone will know about which Registry Entry to modify they will.

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Windows 10 is the world’s most controversial success. Even for a (mostly) free upgrade, 75M installs in just five weeks is exceptional. But as Windows 10’s user base rapidly increases so do complaints about how it invades user privacy and forcibly controls updates. In response to this Microsoft has now taken a first step in the right direction…
Speaking to press this week Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jim Alkove said the company will stop hiding the contents of Windows 10 updates and what changes they will make once installed.
In fact Alkove went as far as admitting these changes come directly from user complaints:
“We’ve heard that feedback from enterprise customers so we’re actively working on how we provide them with information about what’s changing and what new capabilities and new value they’re getting,” he declared.
But did you spot that vital keyword? Yes, Enterprise.
 

 You can only [email protected] off your enterprise customers so much before they push back.  I wonder if this will eventually include Non-Enterprise but I sincerely doubt it. Microsoft probably figures since you cannot stop the updates why bother telling you what is in them or what or what they do.
 
Article

Answer:Windows 10 Updates U-Turn: Microsoft Details Changes

Hard to believe that some big companies already made a full switch to Windows 10. There's still many issues that needs to be solved, without speaking of updates that messes up programs mostly used in entreprise environment. I wonder where they got that feedback from.

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Here is my hardware that's relevant to this issue.ASUS Motherboard, don't remember what model or brand specificallyAMD Athlon 64 X2 processor.Radeon X1600 video card2GB OCZ Gold RAM660W I think 24 pin PSU with one of those 4pin connectors.So we had a power outage as I said in the subject.  Everything in the house turned back on just fine except my computer.  I tried testing the power supply and every light lit up except the +5v LED, which I don't know if that means anything because I don't know how to read a power supply tester precisely.  The power supply will not and I mean will not power up at all if it's connected to the mother board but if it's disconnected it powers up all my fans and stuff just fine.  There's the LED indicator on my motherboard that indicates power is getting into the motherboard but it's noticeably dimmer than normal and when I unplug the power supply while it's connected to the motherboard the light slowly fades out and then suddenly lights up really bright for a split second before going out.  Is it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?

Answer:Computer won't turn on after power outage; details inside.

Quote from: corlenbelspar on December 19, 2010, 07:46:51 PMIs it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?Impossible to say for sure. You would have to replace one or the other. PSU's are a lot cheaper then a motherboard to replace/borrow.

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I notice that if I have something shipped to me, outlook adds a reminder to my calendar automatically, is there a way to turn that off?

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: B1257976
BCP3: 8AF279E0
BCP4: 8AF275C0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\111811-22198-01.dmp
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40295-0.sysdata.xml


I apologise for not doing this the correct way, but even that had me totally baffled. I get this message every single time i turn my laptop on, although I can open in safe mode with networking as I am doing now, Help greatly appreciated.

Answer:BSOD every time I turn on in normal mode, message details below

Hello and welcome.

Could you upload those dumps for us?

Fred.

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File "Description" data fields etc. no longer appear in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane. Please see attachment.

Operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium, Version 6.0.6002, Service Pack 2, Build 6002.

ID3 tag data can be edited using MP3Tag editor, but is no longer available for edit in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane.

Any advice about how to restore the data fields in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane would be appreciated.

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We have recently disabled tls 1.0 and tls 1.1 for the our site https://qa.valgenesis.net . I have two PC with windows 7 . In one PC I have IE 11 with latest version and other with a bit older version . I have attached the screen shot . 

In the PC with the old version i dont have any problem in accessing  the site. But the PC with the IE 11 and with latest version give me 

the following error . Can anyone help me out 

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://qa.valgenesis.net again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which
is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.

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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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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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Recently I downloaded a file converter which, after installation, associated all my video files with itself. Previous to downloading this programme my .avi, .mkv files etc were all displayed simply as an icon, yet now they are all displayed as a thumbnail picture. The only solution I have found for reverting my video files back to being displayed simply as an icon is via Folder Options, 'Always show icons, never thumbnails'. However, selecting this option also disables the thumbnail preview for my .jpeg and other image files. Is there any way to disable my video files being displayed with a thumbnail whilst keeping the thumbnail preview for images? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Disabling video thumbnails whilst keeping image thumbnails enabled?

Does anybody have any ideas on this please?

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Hi,

I have unchecked the option to 'show icons instead of thumbnails' (view>options>folder options) and I have checked 'show icons' (performance>advanced) but still I get icons instead of thumbnails. I have closed and restarted file explorer multiple times to no change. I have posted the screenshot below to show the current settings. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.

Answer:Thumbnails not displaying: Unchecked 'show icons'/checked 'thumbnails'

When you right click on the folder itself and select properties, there is a tab called customise. In this tab you can select what type of folder you want and choose Pictures. You can have this cascade down to subfolders as well. As for the other settings you mentioned, I usually keep my folder settings as the defaults.

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I'm not talking about thumbnail previews since I've got Aero turned off. I'm talking about the annoying little box that pops up when I hover over an application in the taskbar. It's just a litte box with the icon and title of the window and since I don't group applications on my taskbar, it's unnecessary and annoying. Any ideas on how to turn these off?

Answer:Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

Anyone? Does anyone know what the feature is called so maybe I can google it?

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Hiya. I'm trying to disable the Thumbnails for those ugly "Live Folders". However, I can't seem to figure out how to turn them off without also disabling the thumbnails for individual image files.

Does anybody know how to disable *just* the Live Folder thumbnails?

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I admit, I love Vista and since drivers have become stable, I’ve not had any big issues, but there is one thing that I’ve been trying to figure out for a while now with no success and its really bugging me.

Live preview thumbnails seem to go “blank” after a while. If an app has been running for a while, the live preview gets replaced by a static icon. Seems to be some sort of resource management issue, but I’ve been trying to figure out if there is some sort of configuration that can be adjusted to increase some sort of resource limit or turn it off altogether.
 

Answer:Vista Live Thumbnails become Dead Thumbnails

i've formatted, but last i checked, i had realtime previews of windows, only if the window was open

if i minimized the window, i would only get static images. Are you having the same problem, that might be the way it's supposed to work, i' m not sure
 

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Hiya. I'm trying to disable the Thumbnails for those ugly "Live Folders". However, I can't seem to figure out how to turn them off without also disabling the thumbnails for individual image files.

Does anybody know how to disable *just* the Live Folder thumbnails?

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Is it possible to have no Nav Pane when opening a Desktop folder, but have Nav Pane when opening Win Explorer? Like it was in WinXp/Win98/Win95?
When I disable Nav Pane, it disappears for Desktop folders and Windows Explorer.

I think the answer was 'no' for Win7.

I installed Classic Start Menu hoping one of it's features could do it. If it does, I've not been able to enable it. Other than that, Classic Start Menu is a super improvement.

You all take care,

JimB

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I have filled in the wrong details setting up my internet details, can I clear and start again

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I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

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For Windows 7, is there a list of the 'Details' available in the Windows Explorer folder view called 'Details' which has an explanation for each of them? Most of them are simple but some leave me scratching my head.

Answer:explanation of 'Details' in Windows Explorer 'Details' view

The "Details" which are available are those you see when a list of files is in "Details" view (as opposed to "Icons" or "Tiles" views.In "Details" view, depending on which column categories you have enabled, you are shown such things as filesize, file-date, filetype etc. If you then right-click any column header, you can choose to hide or show more information columns.I can't see how any of that can leave you scratching your head as it's no different to previous versions of Windows in that respect.

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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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Hey all,

Another minor, non-life-threatening irritation:

Running Windows XP Home Edition on a PC, "5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600".

When i browse my folders on Thumbnails view, Windows seems to assign *random* pictures from throughout my hard drive to act as the thumbnail for some folders. Actually it's not totally random; when i assign a picture to act as the thumbnail for one folder, it works fine, but then a week or so later i will find that windows has used that picture as the thumbnail for some other completely unrelated folder, elsewhere on the hard drive.

I can easily fix this by right-clicking on the folder and going to:

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Choose Picture/Restore Default.

Often, that doesn't work: The properties screen will tell me that the default has been restored, for example, but when i actually look at the folder again, it hasn't actually changed anything.

But then, that problem can be solved by going to

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Change Icon.

...and re-selecting the icon that was already supposedly being used by that folder. That usually solves the problem.

This is mildly annoying, and if anyone knows a permanent fix, i'd appreciate it. But the main problem I wanted help for was for the "My Documents" folders.

The fix given above will not work for "My Documents", "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos", because the properties screens f... Read more

Answer:Thumbnails view: XP picks thumbnails randomly; Can't reset "My Documents" to defaults

My first worry is that I see you have not installed SP2 yet, is there a reason for that?

SP2 has a lot of fixes in it, which one could be the answer to your problems.

-Coolfreak

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For some URLs (some amazon product pages and google.com when I search for a product), I get an add at the top of the Firefox (v53.0.3) pane and just below the Bookmarks Toolbar.

I've attached an image of the ad.

I'm running Windows 10.

Does anyone here know if this ad is a symptom of a virus infection? Any suggestions for getting rid of the ad?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Question: A bit of a pane

Sometimes, after filling in details in a pop up window questionnaire - particularly long ones - I find that I cannot get down to click on the "Submit" button. Even when I've dragged everything down off the bottom bar, it is still not in sight. Nor can I drag the window up, to reveal it. Can anyone please tell me how to reach this elusive button to send in details. I am working on a laptop, if that makes any difference.

Answer:A bit of a pane

Try clicking on the minimise/maximise box(es) in the right top corner of the window - you should then get a scroll bar on the right... G

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