PREVIEW JPG, JPEG, GIF, and other picture files

I can no more see the preview of picture files on the left side of the open folders, except for BMP and HTML Doc files, although I have checked the folders to be viewed as webpages. How can I make the necessary association? What is the program that executes the thumbnail previews? How can I make that program (in Windows?)recognize these other file types, or even types other than picture files? Thanks
akhlaghiAsked:
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PasciConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check your registry for the following entry if it's not there you can add it as follows:

Click Start, Run and type in Scanreg and click OK and backup the registry.

Next, click Start, Run and type in REGEDIT <enter>

NOTE: Always distinguish between up and lower case as the Reg is case sensitive and "O" as opposed to "0" ,zero.

In regedit, scroll down to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click to highlight it.

Scroll down to .jpg, Highlight by clicking on it once.


Now click edit and choose new key and type in ShellEx and touch enter. (note case sensitivity of ShellEx)

Now click once on ShellEx to highlight it.

Now click edit and choose new key. Now type in the following exactly, and click enter.

{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}

In the right window pane, click once on word Default and then right click on it and choose modify. This will open a data window. Now type in the following exactly.

{7376D660-C583-11d0-A3A5-00C04FD706EC}

and press enter.

Reboot the system and try it.

Good luck!!


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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Or perhaps the other way around: how can I make these file types to be marked in such a way as the previewer can recognize them? Thanks again.
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rayt333Commented:
To fix this:
Click Start > Run, and type the following command in the Open box:
regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll - If you have Internet Explorer 4 installed
regsvr32.exe /i shdoc401.dll - If you have Internet Explorer 5 installed
Then hit enter
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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Dear rayt333;
I immediately tried your suggestion. A dialogue box appeared, saying  "DllRegisterserver and DllInstall in shdoc401.dll succeeded." Then I checked one of my picture folders. Only the BMP generated a thumbnil preview. Where do you think I have gone wrong? (By the way, this problem started after I installed and removed a freeware, XNView. It automatically assumed itself the default program for picture files, when I opted for its association. I still have it on the computer, but it doesn't have any associations. It didn't have automatic uninstall, and I had to delete its files. Then, I had to reassociate the jpeg and gif back to the way they were, which apparently, hasn't completely happened. Thanks for your time.)
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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Dear Pasci;
     Thank you very much for your indeed very detailed and sophisticated answer. It was quite successful. You can imagine how happy I am. I also edited the .gif with the same values and it worked for it too. Does it apply to any type of picture files?
      By the way, this is my first time asking for help on this site. I wish to post a grade for you (actually 250), but the page doesn't ask me. How can I do this?
       I wish you the best. Happy Holidays to you...
       ...And to rayt 333 who first addressed this question.
       Cordially, Akhlaghi
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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Dear Pasci;
     Thank you very much for your indeed very detailed and sophisticated answer. It was quite successful. You can imagine how happy I am. I also edited the .gif with the same values and it worked for it too. Does it apply to any type of picture files?
      By the way, this is my first time asking for help on this site. I wish to post a grade for you (actually 250), but the page doesn't ask me. How can I do this?
       I wish you the best. Happy Holidays to you...
       ...And to rayt 333 who first addressed this question.
       Cordially, Akhlaghi
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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Dear Pasci;
     I find out how to grade you. Thank you so much. Enjoy your break.
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PasciCommented:
Hi akhlaghi,
I'm glad it worked for you, these are the file types that can use that entry:
..art
..bmp
..dib
..gif
..jfif
..jpe
..jpeg
..jpg
..png
..wmf
 
Happy Holidays,

Pascal
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akhlaghiAuthor Commented:
Thanks again;
Happy holidays. Akhlaghi
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