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Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

Q: Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

In windows Explorer files of the extention .avi will have an icon that is that little film strip with a screen shot from the video file. Matroska files (.mkv) only show a generic icon in explorer? How can i fix this so that the Matroska file will show the screen shot from the video file as is does with avi files in windows explorer? I have Home Premium? Thanks:)

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A: Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

I wrote a similar post about mov files in here
Have a quick read at it (to understand what you're doing and why it's the way it is), then grab some matroska directshow filters. There's a list here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

P.S: Keep in mind the filter sparses the mkv file only (aka the container), it does not decode the audio or video stream inside of it. If you're only getting a filter but can't see the video, it would be because you're missing the codec (compressor-decompressor) for the video stream. I'm mentioning it because mkv files are usually encoded using codecs for which the avi container is not suitable (for example H.264 or AC3). If that's the problem, be sure to get codecs too (for example ffdshow-tryouts for H.264, or AC3filter for AC3).

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Hi there

I can see and access all computers (inc Linux) from the left hand side of the file explorer panel but it doesn't show in the main computers. Build 1607 W10 Pro X64.



Cheers
jimbo

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I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?
Thanks for any tips!

A:How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad?

Found it -
Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 

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Anytime I drag a file(s) in a folder window, a translucent, oversized icon follows the mouse pointer, partially obscuring up to 4 nearby items.

Can this effect be disabled? I'm sure somebody at MS thought it was slick idea, but it just gives me a headache. I haven't found a setting that controls it -- maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. (Am guessing, while this isn't an "animation" per se, it's in the same general category.)

Thanks a ton for any clues.

Mark

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I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?
 

A:File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...
 

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I know how to use my "print screen" key and paste the image into Word Pad. It makes an .rtf file when I click on "save as."

But how do I convert this .rtf file into a .jpg photo file I can edit and handle as a photograph?
 

A:How to convert a Screen Shot to a JPG File?

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Hello,
My friend has noticed on his computer that several different file types have a generic folder icon.
Same are: .JPG .PNG .BMP .RAR etc. They all have the same icon.
I have tried multiple things to fix it and so far none of them have worked. (Changing the default program, rebuilding icon cache, and a couple other small fixes. None worked so far.)

Here's the icon that shows up:

Computer specs:

AMD FX-8320
16 GB RAM
Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
Geforce GTX 970
500 GB Samsung 850 Evo
Windows 7 Professional

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When I would create a desktop icon for a website in Windows XP, I'd see an icon that was specific to the site. You know, like the round fox with the flaming tail for Firefox, or the red M for gmail.

But when I drag a url and drop it to the desktop in 8.1 (using Firefox, btw), I get none of the site-specific icons. I see them in my bookmarks list but on the desktop every icon is only the white rectangle that I thought indicated a file, on your computer, not an internet website. What gives? Is this a Firefox thing? Can I create a desktop icon in another way? I seem to recall that in XP creating one was as simple as a right mouse click anywhere on your site and picking "create desktop icon", but that doesn't work in 8.1

I'm an old fuddy duddy, and I want desktop icons as well as bookmarks, and I don't want them all to look the same. I can put up with not being able to do anything about the text color for the names of icons if I can actually have a, hello, different icon for every site.

To anyone who can and will help--thanks.

Smoked

A:ALL my website desktop icons show as same white FILE icon

I usually drag the little icon on the left end of a URL in the Address bar to the Favorites toolbar or to the Desktop, not the URL itself. The icon itself relies solely upon a Web site having a favicon.ico file on it somewhere. [I've lost track of it but I used to have a small program that could harvest favicon.ico files and save them but that was back with WinXP and IE6, don't know if it would work with later versions.]

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Good morning,

In the explorer can have details on a file (right click property and detail).
Ex version product

On Xp no problem I visualize well the product version whatever the extension of my file, but on Vista it does not appear
If I rennome the file extension of .aaa to .exe I see detail of file

Someone would solve my problem but I need to rename the extension of my file

Thank you for all your future tracks

Timidei
Ps You can make the experience by changing the extension of a file .Exe to .aaa

A:Show detail of file in explorer

Originally Posted by timidei


Good morning,

In the explorer can have details on a file (right click property and detail).
Ex version product

On Xp no problem I visualize well the product version whatever the extension of my file, but on Vista it does not appear
If I rennome the file extension of .aaa to .exe I see detail of file

Someone would solve my problem but I need to rename the extension of my file

Thank you for all your future tracks

Timidei
Ps You can make the experience by changing the extension of a file .Exe to .aaa



You have this "problem" because ".aaa" is not a recognized file extension. For performance reasons, Windows does not look beyond the file extension to determine the type of the file, which is why when you rename ".exe" to ".aaa", you loose the display of its properties. And likewise renaming anything to ".exe" to try and find file properties is just looking for trouble.

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Hi,

I installed win8 on my home pc & laptop over XP & vista respectively.

I am using classic shell in Windows 8 on my home pc & laptop.

On the PC "desktop" shows in file explorer but, on the laptop it does not show, please see the left attachment as opposed to the right one of the PC.

In addition, the laptop one shows the partitions spread out as opposed to the PC.

Anybody knows how to make the laptop show things as per PC? .....thanx ....nick

A:desktop does not show in file explorer in w8

Hello Nichos,

Do you have a "Favorites" group at the top of the navigation pane with a "Desktop" in it on your laptop like on the right screenshot?

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Good morning,

In the explorer can have details on a file (right click property and detail).
Ex version product

On Xp no problem I visualize well the product version whatever the extension of my file, but on Vista it does not appear
If I rennome the file extension of .aaa to .exe I see detail of file

Someone would solve my problem but I need to rename the extension of my file

Thank you for all your future tracks

Timidei
Ps You can make the experience by changing the extension of a file .Exe to .aaa

A:Show detail of file in explorer

Hi

Ummm...I'm having a real hard time understanding just what it is you're trying to say here, and I'm sure that's why there aren't any replies to this post.
I'm going to take a shot at it and see if his is what you're asking.

If you can't see any file extensions for files in Vista, open Control Panel - Folder Options, then click the View tab and uncheck the box that says "Hide extensions for known File types".
I hope that's what you needed.

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How do you get the file explorer to show in win 8.1 x64 after you plug in a USB external hard drive?

It used to show up but I must have changed something and now I don't know how to make it come back..

thanks

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Hi Guys

I just switched to Win 10 from XP.
My dvd drive not showing on file explorer.
It shows in BIOS & device manager (device working properly).
Please help.

Thank you
 

A:DVD drive not show on file explorer

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hello.



as there is shown in the picture where the mouse pointer is there is an picture in the mail put it wont show in this viewer is there any setting that can change that ? 

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I have a 500gb Seagate drive hooked up to run the system on & an additional 1tb Seagate as a second drive but the second drive doesn't show up in My Computer. It does show two drives in BIOS & Device Manager but I have no access to it at all. How do I format it & assign a drive letter to it? It is a fresh, brand new drive with no files on it whatsoever. I figured Win7 would set it up for me like my XP machine did.

A:2nd HDD won't show up in File Explorer/My Computer

Can you right click on it in Device Manager ?

My wrong Computer Management >>> Disk Management right click

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HI. I want to setup my build to change reg key(s) so that each new user that logs on sees the file extensions in Windows Explorer

Checking this thread Show File Extensions and Hidden Files for all Users - Windows 7 Help Forums I hoped it would be a case of changing one key in HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidefileext but I cannot get it to work for each new user

Any advice ? - thanks

(PS - is it the same for Windows 7 and 8 or just 8 specific?)

A:Explorer - Show File Extensions for All Users

Whatever setting is changed to allow that would have to be in the All Users "account" folder. That key is on HKLM, for it to work it would have to be in "HKEY_USERS" probably under ".DEFAULT"

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I have recently updated my desktop from Windows 7 to Windows 10. For some reason, File explorer seems unable to show metadata. For example, here is what File Explorer shows for one example powerpoint file:
I created this file on this same desktop before the upgrade, and it has a bunch of metadata including category, subject, author, etc. Since it's in a google drive folder, I can compare this with what I see on my Win10 laptop:

As you can see, the file itself has a full complement of metadata, it's just not showing up properly in File Explorer on my desktop.

I'd like to figure out what setting is incorrect on my desktop that's causing this, if possible. I should add that all of this information showed up correctly in the Windows 7 details pane on the desktop before I upgraded, so I presume it's a setting that somehow got changed during the upgrade.

I've spent about two hours googling to find anyone with a similar problem, to no avail. Anyone have any ideas as to what's causing this?

A:File Explorer fails to show metadata?

Update: after trying a few things, I used the "repair online" option in Office 365, which appears to reinstall Office completely. Now the details pane in File Explorer shows additional fields, but it still isn't recognizing the data in those fields:
Same file as before, so it should have information in the Category, Subject, etc. fields. Curiously, if I try to edit any of the metadata fields, I get this error:

"An unexpected error is keeping you from applying properties to the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
Error 0x80004005: Unspecified Error"

A quick google search on that topic hasn't been fruitful yet. Still looking.

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For example i searched for adb.exe in c:\
Now after an hour i want to watch the search results again without searching again.
Is there any file somewhere that keep/save the old results ?

A:Is there any way to show old file explorer search results?

nope

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I did a factory reset, and now do not see the Western Digital external hard drive listed under File Explorer.

Prior to the factory reset, it was listed as Drive F.

Would be grateful if you can tell me how to get it to show up again in the list!

Image attached.

Thanks.

A:File Explorer does not show external hard drive

From the Start Menu, open Disk Management and see if the hard drive is listed. Does it show that the space is unallocated?

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Why are certain details, such as Frame Height, allowed in Windows Explorer when looking in a specific folder, but are missing when searching the contents of the same folder?

For example, I'm inside a folder (in details view) of video files and ask Explorer to show details of Frame Height. It will show that for certain file types. But when I search for one of the files by name, the Frame Height will be blank for the same file it just showed me the info for.

A:Windows Explorer won't show file details in search

It is generally accepted that the Windows 7 search is inadequate. Most here use AgentRansak, FileSearchEX, or Void Everything.

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I would like to have vista make a more distinct color when showing that I have selected a file in the explorer. As of now it shows it using a light transparent blue on the file name, but I find it difficult to see. Can this be customised?

best regards
Bj?rn

A:Can I customize the way vista show a file i selected in the Explorer ?

Originally Posted by joomalbro


I would like to have vista make a more distinct color when showing that I have selected a file in the explorer. As of now it shows it using a light transparent blue on the file name, but I find it difficult to see. Can this be customised?

best regards
Bj?rn



Not if you are using Aero.

You will have to change to the rather funky-looking "Classic" look. But that itself for the sake of only showing a darker highlight is not worth the horrid look you'll get as a result...

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When we open our storage HD for media (flicks and TV) and other folders with files and or other folders inside the File FOLDER. the command bar shows a column for size, length, date, etc but it shows no information. We'd mostly like to see the size of the file FOLDER with the files and folders in it. man now I'm confused.....

M/Videos/Folder/folders/files how to display size of the red folder in the size column in windows explorer

A:How do I show file FOLDER size in windows explorer

Issue has been discussed at Sevenforums already.

Folder size?
Any way to get the folder size to show in details?
Folder Size in Windows Explorer

Probably, best advice (non-3d party) here.

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In Windows 7 I used the the .dll file Explorer8fixes.dll, https://github.com/ijprest/Explorer7Fixes to return the sort headings in File Explorer for all views (Large Icons, Lists, Details etc).

In Windows 8 I place the .dll in System32, run CMD as adminstrator, type regsvr32 explorer7fixes.dll, and it gives me a message to say it has registered the dll successfully. However there is no change in File Explorer, even after restarting the PC.

I would prefer to get this .dll modification working rather than install a larger customization piece of software which also happens to include this functionality such as ClassicShell, Folder Options X or QTTabBar.

Can anyone help?

A:Show sort headings in all views (Win 8, File Explorer)?

Are you talking about the highlighted headers in this screenshot:

They are native both in Windows 7 & 8, no need to use third party tools. Select Group by and how you want to group, it adds headers automatically. Use then Sort by function to sort inside groups.

Kari

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Why the heck Windows Explorer status bar does not show the file size, as it used to do in Vista and XP?

Is it possible that Microsoft is that stupid to remove such an important feature?

A:Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size

Hi Champi, welcome to the forums.

I can't think why your setup would not be showing file sizes. Mine displays them fine



You might want to check some of your 'view' settings (ALT+V within explorer) and see if any of them help.


OS

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Hi there.

Is there any way in the file explorer / windows explorer to show files / folders in Groups. I never realized how useful this is until I started using Dolphin more and more (even for Windows files - via network shares). Particularly good when you've got zillions of file / directories on modern large drives e.g 3 TB drives.

Enc screenshot of what I mean (Dolphin file manager in KDE - any Linux distro with KDE or Dolphin as file manager).

Cheers
jimbo

A:Anyway to make file explorer show folders in GROUPS

Hello form Macedonia, dear friends.
Could someone of you please help me?
I have problem wit limited connectivity on my laptop (Samsung) but also on my iPhone 4 and my wife`s LG optimus 5 duo all at the same time. I changed yesterday my router speedport which performed wireless connectivity problems, with a same one- and the problem is actually the same.For every 30 minutes I have limited access on my laptop, iPhone 4 and LG 5. If i restart the router it is OK for a while, and then again the same story. Someone told me to switch off wireless option on both phones, which made connectivity normal on my Samsung laptop.
I repeated, I changed two routers and the problem persists.
I will be highly appreciated if someone helps me to resolve this issue
Thanks in advantage,
Armend

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Ahhh, my address bar has gone, even though it is ticked to show. It's on the side, but all weird. Here's a screen shot.
Help reallllllllllllllly appreciated!
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/9035/ahhh3wn.jpg
 

A:Solved: My Address Bar Has Gone, Even Though I Have It Ticked To Show. Screen Shot Inside.

Hi all, just got a solution!
I got it from here, if anyone else has the same problem! I used the alternative approach!
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_restore_the_missing_add.htm
 

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I've read the info on how to change icon spacing on the DESKTOP here . I know how to use Ctrl and the scroll wheel to make icons larger or smaller in FILE EXPLORER. But that's not what I'm asking about either.

I want to change the icon spacing in FILE EXPLORER. (while viewing icons as extra large, large, or medium). I don't want to change the font size or the icon size ...just the spacing.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Icon Spacing in File Explorer

Is there a way to change the icon spacing in file explorer?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Microsoft today rolled out a massive update for Windows 10 preview builds and in addition to a plethora of new features, the company also introduced a completely new icon for File Explorer.

The default file manager on Windows 10 PCs, File Explorer has been around for many years (it was previously known as Windows Explorer), but its looks and features have barely changed in the latest Windows versions.

Users, however, are still hoping for a bigger overhaul of the app and one of the main requests is support for tabs that would make it easier to work with multiple folders in a single window.

New almost-monochrome icon
In the meantime, Microsoft is working on making File Explorer better match the looks of Windows 10, so the company introduced a new icon that follows the monochrome design language used for the other icons in the operating system.

?You will notice a little bit of color still present in the icon. The design team was a bit hesitant to completely let go of the yellow because it has become such a familiar part of the File Explorer branding,? Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, explained.

?They explored a variety of different ways to keep the yellow and still match the cleanliness of the black and white Windows app icons. The new icon you see in this build is where the design team landed that is closer to monochrome, but still has the familiar shape that users recognize, and has a nod to the yellow that you see all throughout File Explorer. Let us ... Read more

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I have an xls file that I frequent a lot and was hoping I could pin it to the explorer icon on my taskbar. I know I can pin it to the taskbar under the excel icon but I don't need an excel icon on my taskbar to clutter it up. Is there any way to pin it to the explorer icon instead?

A:Any way to pin an .xls file to explorer icon on taskbar

Pinning to the taskbar is for applications, not files. That is the dealio.

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Hello, long time user of the many awesome tutorials on here. I can't for the life of me (searching on here and google) find out how to change the File Explorer Icon in Win 8/8.1 - I want to be able to use my custom icon so that it matches the rest of my desktop. I've tried many things including the tutorial of changing what opens with FE, customizing that shortcut works and I can pin it to my taskbar, but when I open downloads/documents or whatever it brings up the old default FE icon on my taskbar. Thanks for any help that can be given!

A:Change File Explorer Icon

you mean this icon

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I am trying to figure out how i can change the cover art/icon for my DVD movies (mkv) so they dont all have the same default icon. I would like to change the icon to like a DVD cover for each movie so its easy to look through them and find the movie you want, not to mention it looks so much better. If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help. Also, please keep in mind that im obviously not computer savy like the rest of you in here,so if you could possibly break it down into more lamens terms i would also appreciate it. Thanks!

A:how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

Microangelo works good.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

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I'm looking for the way to get the 'edit' icon to work again on the ribbon of File Explorer (on the Home tab).
Before I got my new computer, I was able to highlight an html file and then click on the Edit button and SharePoint Designer would open.
However, I can't get it to work now and I don't know why.
I have:
1) Gone to Internet Options > Programs
It's set for SharePoint Designer to be the default editor
2) Gone into SharePoint Designer > Tools > Application Options
It's set to be the default editor
3) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Choose default apps by file type
But I don't want SPD to be the default to open it, just edit it.
4) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Choose default app by protocol
Again, I don't want SPD to be the default to open it, just edit it
5) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Set defaults by app
SPD is not listed in there and if I look at the IE (I don't use Edge), it's set for default for opening everything and not option in there for changing the app for editing an html file

I'm stumped. Where else IS there to go so the Edit icon will be usable and open SPD?

Windows 10 with all updates (including the anniversary edition)
Dell Inspiron 5559

p.s. I first posted this question in MajorGeeks, forgot to say I had Win10, posted my OS, then nobody every responded Hopefully someone here can help out.
 

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I'm using Windows XP SP-2. I am Bud, the system administrator. Sometimes I get a scanning flashlight in the Windows Explorer display when I click on the MY Computer icon on my desktop. After 3-5 minutes the folders window will display:
My Computer
3-1/2 Floppy (A
OS (C:
Data (D
Prime Backup (F
Aux Backup (F
CD-RW Drive (K
Control Panel
Shared Documents
Bud's Documents[/COLOR]and the files associated with each folder/drive.

What causes this condition and how can I prevent it?
 

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Hello,

I installed Windows 8.1 on a different hard disk, and am setting my most preferred settings on this new installation. According to the attached picture, I noticed that I was able to add this bottom grey bar that states the total size of the files in this folder only (kinda like how it was with XP), and completely forgot how to add this feature to File Explorer.

Do you remember how I did this?

A:Show The Total Files' Size In A Folder In File Explorer

I just read my post and it actually sounds a little confusing. What I meant to say is that I've been using Windows 8.1 and have managed to add that bottom part to File Explorer in Windows 8.1. I installed a fresh version of this same Windows 8.1 on a different computer, and am trying to remember/research how I was able to add that grey bar down there. Have you managed to come across anything like this anyone? Does it ring a bell?

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When opening it i don't want to see Frequent folders and files, how can i change it so i can see only the drives?

Thanks!

A:Make the File Explorer shortcut in taskbar show only the drives

Originally Posted by klappa


When opening it i don't want to see Frequent folders and files, how can i change it so i can see only the drives?

Thanks!



Hi @klappa,

You could collapse the 'Folders' portion with the small arrow:

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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
 

A: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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As mentioned above, I can not get windows explorer to show the full file path even when I click in the empty space. I have looked everywhere for how to fix this. It also does not copy the full file path when you ask it to do so. I don't want to go to classic. My hard drive died in my laptop. I replaced it with a new ssd. I was unable to get my copy of windows. This is a fresh install. Is there anyone who can help?

A:Windows explorer does not show full file path with click.

Hello sonowruhappy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing this to see what the issue may be? It may be the location you have opened.

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I personally think it's in the stupidest of places. Every time I'm in a rush to close (File) Explorer, I sometimes accidentally hit that button. Is there a way to turn it off/hide it/burn it?

Thanks for any info.

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Downloaded 15 mp3 audio files for learning English from British Council website. 13 files show beautiful artwork on the Windows Explore and Media Player as well same with the one on the webside. Howeer 2 files shows Windows defualt image of eighth note. I can not see any information about the icon in the property of the file. I wish to get some help to solve the my problem.

A:How to change file Icon in Windows Explorer (.mp3)

if you want to change file type icon, right here: File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

If you want to add artwork or info to mp3 files, you can add it manually by using media players like aimp3 or foobar etc. in which they have features to insert artwork, lyrics, infos etc.

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Hi there

Is there any way to customize (or use an alternative to) File explorer.

Here's an example from DOLPHIN (a Linux type of File explorer) - breaks the folders down into decent alphabetical order and the files within them etc - makes navigation very easy indeed.

File explorer is a DOG compared to this - especially when you have large folders with loads of files in them -- the serach is better too !!!!.

Cheers
jimbo

A:File explorer show files / folders in decent GROUP order

Total Commander has some cool feautures ...

Total Commander Screenshots

or for the free:

FreeCommander - freeware file manager

There are others as well but some use the native explorer API's for search etc which may not be ideal.

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Hi All - I am hoping that someone can help me solve this. In File Explorer the preview window box is checked and thumbnails box is checked, but I can only preview image files. Word or Pdf files do not show up. I did a factory setting reinstall of Windows 8.1. My word documents showed up in the preview window prior to the reinstall, but not my pdf files. I would really appreciate if someone can help sort this out as I use this feature frequently.

Windows 8.1 x 64bit
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU J2850 @ 2.41GHz (4 Cores)
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics - 24MB Free Video RAM, 32MB Total
physical memory 4GB
Cheers
 

A:Solved: Files dont show in preview window File explorer

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I have an issue with copying or moving files between folders in Windows Explorer using Home Premium 7. I installed Windows 7 a year ago and faced this issue. I got rid of it, but don?t recall how. In the last few days, it has returned----I don?t know why.


When I grab a file with the mouse and drag it to the left to another folder, an icon appears on top of that file. The icon is totally unnecessary and obscures my view of the destination folder. This often causes the file to drop into the wrong folder. The icon changes depending on the type of file being moved.

In the screenshot below, I am attempting to drag a Word file from the right side of Explorer to another folder on the left side. Notice the postage stamp-sized ?Word? icon with the large ?W? that covers up portions of the directory tree.

How do I get rid of that completely pointless icon?


I thought it was some setting in folder view options, but I have played with those settings to no effect.

Help??!!??

A:File drag and drop in Explorer obscured by icon

It is actually a good feature. It tells you which folder it will be dropping thr file into.

By your picture if you released it at that point it would drop it in the temp folder.
You align the mouse to show folder name you want to drop it into.

Drop it misaligned as XP use to be and it could go in the folder you want or in the folder on either side. Or even drop between folders.

Mike

Go to this tutorial.
Visual Effects Settings - Change[2]=Appearance

Show window content while dragging may be need to be unchecked. If that doesn't work put the check back in the box.

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Hi i would like to remove the blue round guide icon in file Explorer window in Windows 8.1 can please someone help me? thannks

A:Remove Guide icon from file explorer windows

How to Remove ?Get Help? Button from Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer? - AskVG

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Plz help me.....
I'd some problems with my pc

First is i cant show hidden folder, each time i apply the 'show hidden folder', its always back to 'do not show hidden folder'.

Second when i open My Computer and double click on any Drive it'll always opening up new windows.

Third at windows startup an error comes on screen saying
{kavo.exe application error

'The instruction at "0x1001262b" referenced memory at "0x7c901e13". The memory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program"}

I already scanned all the files, but it still showing the same problem. So i really need helps, this is my HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:56:19 AM, on 7/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
E:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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I work with a lot of animation sequences, and when using Win explorer it has always irked me that if I want to view anything but list or details view then the filenames are truncated.

This is a problem because the sequences I work with often have long(ish) names and numerically iterated, generally being suffixed by a padded number.

Is there a way that I can view tiles, or content, or icons without having the filenames truncated?

(Bonus question: how come sometimes I get the option to view 'content' and other times the option is not there?)

Thanks peeps.

Curt.
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Example image of what I'm talking about:

A:Windows explorer - How do I view full file names AND see an icon

You could try these options:
Increasing the Icon Spacing (horizontal and vertical) can allow for longer filenames.
Setting the icons to the largest size can also allow you to view longer names.
Also you could use Details view and have the Preview Pane active.
That program seems to be using the old style Windows dialogue boxes, so I'm not sure if any of the options (I listed above) will have much effect.

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I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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