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maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-19-2003 19:43

Hey, I was just wondering if there's a way to turn off that auto preview thing in explorer, it's great for pictures, but with a lot of the movies that I have it doesn't work and screws up explorer.exe when it tries to preview them. It'd be nice to be able to turn it off just for movies. Anyone know how to do this?

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 04-19-2003 20:10

Auto preview in explorer??
You are talking about the windows-explorer? or the internet-explorer?
and with what winversion?

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maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-19-2003 23:47

windows explorer, win2k.

Copey
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: UK
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 04-20-2003 00:53

maninacan: yea feel the pain... installed MS media player 9, I highlighted a quicktime file.... boom computer dies..... don't yea love MS .

Anyway try:

Control Panel>folder options and click on "use windows classic folders" and apply. That will get rid of the preview side bar thingy all together. So no hang ups and things when light lighting files (like quicktime mov's).

Don't know how to stop MS media player form previewing file it's not linked with. Like I have quicktime to be associated with .mov files and have click off MS media player to not associated with .mov files, still it tries to read it and crashes or hangs.

:::COPEY + CELL + DA + GFX:::

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-20-2003 06:29

Copey: SOmewhere in the many options of MP is an option 'automatically try and retake file associations' so it automatically tries to reassosciate files with itself if they're changed by another program...turn it off and all your files should then start going through QT

maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-20-2003 06:46

Thanks, that worked wonders.

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