Won't show preview in preview pane

If you are experiencing problems with "Everything", post here for assistance.
Post Reply
hinesmx17
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:21 pm

Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by hinesmx17 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:25 pm

I just purchased a new computer. Everything does an awesome job searching all my files on our servers. However, it WILL NOT show a preview of the file in the preview pane. Please help. I have tried everything I can think of!!!! Thanks in advance!!!

NotNull
Posts: 3131
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Re: Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by NotNull » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:21 pm

You might be missing the software on your new computer that is needed to show these previews.
3 Questions to zoom in on the issue:
  1. When you copy a couple of these files to a folder on your C:-drive, do they show up in the preview pane?
  2. Are the previews shown in the preview pane of File Explorer? (press ALT+P to toggle the preview pane on/off)
  3. What type of files? (like docx, pdf, ...)

hinesmx17
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:21 pm

Re: Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by hinesmx17 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:48 pm

There is also no preview when copied .doc files to the C: drive

horst.epp
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Re: Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by horst.epp » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:53 pm

Everything can only preview files if a preview handler for the file type is installed.
Test if Explorer can preview your file.
If not, have a look with Regedit at the following location
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PreviewHandlers
This is a list of installed preview handlers.

hinesmx17
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:21 pm

Re: Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by hinesmx17 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:22 pm

What should the preview handlers be?
Capture.PNG
Registry Preview Handlers
Capture.PNG (25.38 KiB) Viewed 3306 times

horst.epp
Posts: 483
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Re: Won't show preview in preview pane

Post by horst.epp » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:29 pm

hinesmx17 wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:22 pm
What should the preview handlers be? Capture.PNG
You have no preview handler installed for .doc files.
IT normaly comes with Office installations for example.

Post Reply