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Thumbnail view

In Win 98 I enabled Thumbnail Views for my Adobe image files. I also turned on the "View as Web Page" option. I know Thumbnail is not allowed in Web Page mode, but I'd heard this setting would allow me to click on a file and see a mini-version of it in the Explorer window margin. This feature worked like a charm, but briefly. Since re-booting, this lovely trick no longer works. I've tried finagling the View/options/file settings, but nothing I do brings it back. What happened?
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flinky
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MasseyMCommented:
Like you said in your own answer, it is not supposed to work... Webpage view doesn't support the "view in window in margin" feature...

- Matt
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flinkyAuthor Commented:
Let me clarify. Somehow, for one brief session, I was able to see little previews of individual image files in the left hand margin of Web Page View in the Explorer window simply by clicking on a file icon. These were not "Thumbnails," as they were not generated in frames surrounding the icons. I'm not crazy. I saw it happen with my own, screen-burnt eyes.
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SiegerCommented:
I think there's an option in view where you can set your explorer to act like a browser so that when you click on an image it will show the preview at the lower left corner..  
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flinkyAuthor Commented:
Sieger, perhaps you know where this option hides. I can't find it.
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Myles StantonCommented:
Here are the exact steps I took to make it work..  

     1.  Under the 'View' menu I chose 'Folder Options' and chose 'classic style'.
     2.  Then under the 'View' menu I chose 'View as Web Page'
     3.  Now any image that I just highlight on the right, a preview of it shows up in the margin on the left..

Hope this helps!

Bracus
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flinkyAuthor Commented:
Bracus, I've tried your idea before, it didn't work for me. I'm simply trying to view DOC's, JPEG's and GIF's. This is a puzzler.
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larbelCommented:
At Start>Run type 'regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll' this will bring back the thumbnail function for jpeg, gif, html etc.
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flinkyAuthor Commented:
Larbel, that is exactly the fix. How did you discover it? You're a damn genius!
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flinkyAuthor Commented:
Larbel, there is one flaw here: the fix doesn't work for .doc files. Is there a solution?
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larbelCommented:
Flinky,
I dig it out somewhere from MS, can't recall the exact location...  It's got to do with the fact that the file association has been modified and therefore messed up the thumbnails.  But I don't think that the .doc ever has thumbnail.  It only works for gif/jpeg/bmp/html etc...
Anyway, glad to see your problem's solved.
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