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Viewing raw files in Windows Explorer

kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
22 Apr 2008 9:11AM
I used to be able to see raw file thumbnails in windows explorer on Vista. I'm not sure what's changed on my PC but it's now not working they way it should. All the icons icons render as thumbnails until the whole page has finished and then the whole lot change to the standard raw windows icon. I've reinstalled the canon codecs but still have the same problem. Any ideas? It's most annoying for opening raw files, especially for hdr because the same happens in the open dialogue for all apps. Thanks.

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vinz420 10 6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 12:18PM
Unless you can inform us of what changes you've done/added/deleted with your configuration, I don't think your question will be easy to answer. Sorry I won't be of much help...
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 12:22PM
Check you file associations. Have you added a new program that thinks it is the best thing for these files. It sounds like the Canon RAW plug in is working, then it is being over written.
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
22 Apr 2008 2:02PM
I wish I knew what it was that I had changed over the last two weeks, I upgraded CS, installed Photomatix, Lightroom and iview. But I've only just noticed that raw file icons are behaving strangely. I normally use bridge, which has no problem. I only noticed when trying to pick raw files in Photomatix to blend.

I changed association and didn't do anything. Thanks for the suggestion though.
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 3:18PM
I would suspect iView, but it is a guess.
poco_bw 9 1 Botswana
21 May 2008 3:29PM
forget all the crap get Arcsoft Raw plugin is free and working even with my Mark III 1Ds

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