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Can't preview any files other than pictures

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can't preview any files other than pictures


    This is a 64-bit system running 8.1 Pro. I am unable to preview any files (.doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .xlsx, etc.) in the preview pane of File/Windows Explorer. I can preview pictures, but that's it. The only thing that I've been able to find online are uncheck "Always show icons, never thumbnails" and using the Adobe Reader preview handler x64 fixer tool. Neither of these solutions have worked. What else can I try?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Do you have Microsoft Office, Open Office or Libre Office installed?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have Office 2010 installed.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    So then associations should be set for those files that can be accessed by office, will show up with the icon for the related program. As for Previews. You have to enable the Preview pane in Explorer.
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Can't preview any files other than pictures
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