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I have lost the ability to see a preview of image files (eg. gif, jpg etc) using Windows Explorer.

Looking at my registry I note that none of the image keys have a "ShellEx" key.
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by:Asta Cu
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Did you change your setup so that VIEW AS WEB PAGE has changed which often facilitates this mode?  

Or perhaps under Folder Options and file types, you've associated another program and the properties relative to open view, and other commands and some specific file types.

It helps to know what you did recently to change your environment and help expeditiously find the culprint.

If more complicated, please post further.  Perhaps you've installed something new which took control of that image type.  Or ...perhaps these images were moved from a folder you've defined with QuickView options via right click and properties and QuickView select there to one which doesn't give the quickview options.

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by:jjcontact
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I have some registry replacement files I can email you if this doesn't work.

http://members.xoom.com/dbknox/registry/index.htm

Click on the utility section. This fellow is a Microsoft MVP.
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by:GScott
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To astaec:
Originally the file associations were changed by Photoshop which I removed from my system.

I then associated most of the image files to IE. At present the only images that Windows Explorer will show are JPEG files nomatter if I have quick view checked or whether I have explorer in Web mode.
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by:GScott
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To jjcontact:
Thanks for the link. I shall try this out tonight and provide you with feedback tomorrow
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by:PLansdowne
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Or I have a fix available for download called Previewfix.ZIP:

http://www.geocities.com/plansdowne_ca/
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by:GScott
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To PLansdown:
Many thanks for the zip file which I shall try on my PC at home tonight.
I will provide feedback tomorrow
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by:PLansdowne
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Good luck!
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by:GScott
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To PLansdowne:
Many thanks for your help. Unfortunately I tried the sugestion from jjcontact which solved my problem.
Thanks for your effort anyway.
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by:jjcontact
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Those Microsoft MVP's are great. When they see a problem enough they put the fix on their own web sites. Lee Chapel and Mr Scary are the best though.
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I need to answer this so it can be moved to the solved stack. Glad you are fixed up GScott.
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by:GScott
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Many thanks jjcontact. The solution download of the executable and the subequent solution was immediate. I tried to flag your answer as a valid solution yesterday but every time I tried I got a connection error. So here it goes again.
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