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Remove image and/or media preview in Explorer
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Unrated
Remove image and/or media preview in Explorer

If you have a large movie clip and it either is corrupt (ie. no index from a partial download) or it uses an unsupported codec, then Explorer tries to load the whole file. This can slow your computer a lot and prevent deleting/renaming/moving/etc the file until it's finished.

Simply do the following steps:

1) Open a command window (Start->Run, type in 'cmd' hit enter)
2) To remove image preview, type and hit enter
     regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
3) To readd image preview, type and hit enter
     regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
4) To remove media preview, type and hit enter
     regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
5) To readd media preview, type and hit enter
     regsvr32 shmedia.dll

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is one of the things that annoys me the most in windows XP, its media preview, this made me solve it! thx!
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Tried to find this from everywhere, here it finally was. Thanks.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The windows-explorer crashed with the media preview. This great pain has found an end now. Thank you very much.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you.
     
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