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Unknown author (2008-01-12 00:00:00):


David Arno (2008-05-21 00:00:00):

I tried downloading and installing this on 32 bit Vista SP1 and it gave an error when I run it:

"This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify this is a valid Windows Installer package"

Vlasta (2008-05-21 00:00:00):

Hm, maybe it was damaged during download. You can try downloading the zipped version from http://www.rw-designer.com/2007.1/RWThumbnails32.zip

Unknown author (2008-06-05 00:00:00):

pretty cool

Unknown author (2008-08-29 00:00:00):

hi mi english is not good but i undestand than the 64 bits version is not abiable? or i need make a request? if is this, i need it ;-)

very sorry for my english

Vlasta (2008-08-31 00:00:00):

For the 64-bit version, download the installed from http://www.rw-designer.com/2007.1/RWThumbnails64.msi (it is unsupported)

Unknown author (2008-11-10 00:00:00):

Can I get the 64-bits version?

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Unknown author (2009-05-07 12:31:15):

I am very happy for using this software!

Unknown author (2009-08-08 01:31:13):

No way to find out the famous RealWorld Thumbnail Control Panel.
Vista x64.
It does not appeares during installation neither.

Vlasta (2009-08-08 07:34:09):

On 64-bit OS, you would need a 64-bit version. Replace 32 with 64 in the download url and it should work (though it does not show the control panel during installation).

Devildog2009 (2009-09-10 06:36:31):

Could I Please Receive the 64Bit Plug-In Please. And Thank You.

Unknown author (2009-12-01 02:47:13):

yo this is the best software to make cursors

Unknown author (2010-01-24 20:49:12):

Sorry but it does not show any control panel either on my xpsp3

TRex2142 (2010-03-09 20:13:00):

the best ever

sixλxis (2010-05-14 03:23:42):

When was it released and what version is it? (1.0? 2.3?)

Unknown author (2010-08-25 20:40:03):

No .cpl file nor control panel item in Win7 x64

Vlasta (2010-08-25 20:44:06):

There is no .cpl file, it is a standard .dll. And did you used the "officially unreleased" 64-bit version? It is a must on x64.

Unknown author (2010-10-15 22:29:55):

No control panel here, either. Windows Vista 32.

fin (2010-10-18 03:52:40):

Great program.

Is there any way to add support for additional file types?

Vlasta (2010-10-18 10:19:31):

No, it is supposed to provide thumbnails for file types created by other RealWorld tools. If you want to create thumbnail extractor for your own file types, you can use the Microsoft's interface.

Unknown author (2011-01-23 00:50:16):

Haven't Used It Dad Will Not Let Me Download And Install It! :-( :-D :-) ;-) :-o 8-) |-)

Unknown author (2011-03-05 11:06:32):

best one...

Unknown author (2011-03-15 23:39:35):

Just installed the x64 version on my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and no control panel item shows up. How do I configure it without a .cpl item?

Vlasta (2011-03-15 23:52:52):

for 64-bit Vista, please use this command to show the control panel:

control.exe "C:\Program Files\RealWorld Thumbnails\RWThumbnailsProxy.dll"
MrIcerly (2011-06-28 22:36:36):

when I tried to install it there was no list of file types to check

Unknown author (2011-12-28 18:07:03):

Work for all format except .ico file ...
It's seem impossible to replace the default thumbnail handler ...

Unknown author (2012-03-15 02:16:18):

when I tried to install it there was no list of file types to check - win8

control.exe "C:\Program Files\RealWorld Thumbnails\RWThumbnailsProxy.dll"

this do trick win8 run in explorer

Unknown author (2012-06-11 21:33:12):

where is the dowload butto?

egarcia1360 (2012-09-02 19:55:08):


Unknown author (2012-11-30 06:29:22):

that is so cool 8-) :-D :-) ;-) :-o

Unknown author (2012-12-14 15:57:25):

Looks like it could be a great tool, but the 3d thumbnail images show the objects laying down rather than standing upright. An option to change the viewing direction would be excellent. Ta,

Unknown author (2013-05-12 13:03:30):

nie :-o :-D

Unknown author (2014-01-27 21:40:23):

cant find control panel button. :-(

do not exist (2014-01-30 22:02:59):

On win 7. Cant use this. :-( Cant find contol panel button. <:-(

SYNTHCRѺ (2014-02-14 01:46:09):

Spell Check- In the last line:
"You must pick the correct version for your Windows. 64-bit will only work on 64-bit systems and the same is true vor 32-bit systems." Vor should be For

Feel free do delete this comment after change is made.

Unknown author (2014-02-16 06:09:29):

Does it work in Windows 8 or 8.1?

Unknown author (2014-02-19 04:20:32):


Mikey Z (2014-04-01 01:10:49):

It did install properly on 8.1 but I couldn't find the Control Panel for Thumbnails... but then again, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for... it didn't show up in Windows Search either...

Unknown author (2014-06-02 22:26:58):

It doesn't work for me on Win7_64. With right version, no dialog appear before end of installation, as described above. What's wrong?

Vlasta (2014-06-02 23:06:46):

On 64-bit Windows you need to go to the Control Panel manually.

Unknown author (2014-11-26 22:23:05):

Hello! I can't say if the tool is working or not, because there was NO control panel item installed allowing to configure it! Windows 7 64 bit - installed package RWThumbnails64.msi. Tried even to "Repair" the installation, to uninstall and install again - nothing changes.

Vlasta (2014-11-26 22:28:29):

Try switching the view mode in Control panels from "Category" to "Small icon".

Unknown author (2014-11-26 23:45:58):

Since the installation did not produce for me (windows 7, 64 bit,RWThumbnails64.msi) a control panel item, I went to the installation path, located RWThumbnailsProxy.dll, made a copy of it in the same directory, but changed the file extension to .cpl (instead of .dll). I then executed the newly created .cpl file and configured the thumbnails extractor and they seem to work. But that was the only way I could get them to work on Windows 7 64 bit! Hope it helps for anyone trying to get it working on Windows 7 64 bit...

@Vlasta - Thank you for your suggestion! I always have my Control panel in Large icons mode and tried switching it to small icons - but the control panel item is still missing. As I've just posted - the only thing that worked for me was going to the installation directory and manually executing renamed .dll to .cpl. Thanks!

Vlasta (2014-11-26 23:52:15):

OK, thanks for the info.

Unknown author (2014-12-05 15:30:29):

Same in here, no thumbnails, no control panel item.
The above (copy, rename etc.) doesn't help.
Os is Win8.1/64.

Any other ideas?

Thank you.

Unknown author (2015-09-11 08:56:56):

Any news on this?
Thumbnails instead the RW icon for *.cur files were nice...

LICKYicon (2015-12-14 08:01:41):

I have Windows 10. Would this work??? :-(

Unknown author (2019-04-21 23:15:56):

Thanks you i needed this for xp. sorry for me bad english

Unknown author (2020-02-09 01:22:13):

I Miss the Thumbnails

Same problem for me, I tried the RWThumbnailsProxy.cpl trick and it worked partly: it allowed me to open the "Configure Thumbnail Extractor" dialog. But when I selected .ani and .cur in the dialog and pressed OK, nothing happened in the explorer, only the same RW cursor :-(

Please Fix This Issue

Unknown author (2020-03-29 05:38:39):

:-o XD

Vlazteron (2020-09-07 19:50:00):

AVG Antivirus Scans this as a virus. Is this a virus?

Unknown author (2021-02-05 13:13:29):


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Unknown author (2021-05-28 16:38:00):

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Unknown author (2021-10-03 16:54:39):

this is amazing

Unknown author (2021-10-09 01:37:55):

Thumbnails don't change and nothing new has appeared on the Control Panel, I think this doesn't work currently...

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Unknown author (2022-05-10 15:11:30):

i dont know

Unknown author (2022-05-26 17:24:33):

Good Job You Did It?

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