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Windows Explorer is able to display files and folders using various methods. One of these methods uses thumbnails. Windows Explorer can extract thumbnails from images, animations, web pages, and some Microsoft Office files. Fortunately the Windows Explorer is able to work with 3rd party plug-ins and display thumbnails for virtually any document type. The extension available on this page allows thumbnail extraction for all document types supported by RW tools, including images, icons, static and animated cursors, and supported 3D formats (U3D, R3I, and 3DS).
Version 3.0 of ReaWolrd Thumbnails is capable of displaying thumbnails created in RealWorld applications up to version 2010.1.
Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7: RWThumbnails32.msi
Windows x64 editions: RWThumbnails64.msi
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.
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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...
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?
On 64-bit Windows you need to go to the Control Panel manually.
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.
Try switching the view mode in Control panels from "Category" to "Small icon".
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!
OK, thanks for the info.
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?
Any news on this?
Thumbnails instead the RW icon for *.cur files were nice...