Thumbnail view of HTML files in Windows XP doesn't work

I've just changed from Win 2000 Professional to XP Prof.  In Win2K I found the thumbnail view of HTML files very useful for checking that all my files had content (following an update) but in XP, the thumbnail view just shows me a large icon.  Images display as expected.  Does anybody know why I can't preview HTML this way, is there anything I can do to preview batches of HTML files without having to open each one individually.
maryelizabethAsked:
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MereteCommented:
if your off line you could drag them onto Internet Explorer
it may have been disablled thru windows xp updates
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-024.mspx

SUMMARY: Encourage Windows XP to auto-generate higher quality image thumbnails with Tweak UI.
 
When you enable "Thumbnail View" for a folder containing pictures, Windows XP creates thumbnails for them so you can see the contents of image files without having to open them in an image editor or viewer. While this is extremely convenient, the default thumbnails may look less than desirable. If you like, you can use Tweak UI for Windows XP to increase the quality and size of the thumbnails to better preview your images.

First download and run Tweak UI for Windows XP. Click on the "Explorer" link then select "Thumbnails". Underneath "Image quality", move the slider all the way to the right or "High". Then, underneath "Thumbnail", raise or lower the thumbnail size (in pixels) as desired. Note that larger thumbnails may take up more hard drive space, use up more memory, and may take longer to generate and refresh. However, they may look much better than smaller thumbnails.

When you are done, press "OK" to close Tweak UI. Note that you will have to refresh previously generated thumbnails to take advantage of the new settings.
http://malektips.com/windows_xp_and_tweak_ui_help_and_tips.html



MereteCommented:
this little download zip should help restore the html thumbnail view  http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/htmlhtmthumbnail.reg

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maryelizabethAuthor Commented:
Brilliant Merete - thanks

While I was waiting I found: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/819028/
which provides a manual solution, though it does not refer to XP SP2, just SP1.
And I was very good - backed up the registry before applying the changes.

Thanks again
MereteCommented:
awsome  happy new year lol
 cheers Merete
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