Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

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Halm
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Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#1 Post by Halm » 17.04.2023, 13:54

Preview of Outlook email files (msg) doesn't - work (as it should) in FreeCommander anymore.
At least not on this PC...
First part of all email is displaying / substituted with:

1 [Dummy]
2
... and lots of with space

as this:
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Preview works fine i ms explorer

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Re: Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#2 Post by Forez » 17.04.2023, 21:24

Have you tried this with some older files?

Do the same unreadable messages still show correctly in older versions of FC if you go back to using them?

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Re: Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#3 Post by Halm » 19.04.2023, 10:51

Tried some of the older portable version, - with same result.
Tried to run FreeCommander XE as Admin, - then preview of msg-files works.
So it's probably some security settings on my PC that have changed, - but then preview still works in explorer somehow....

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Re: Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#4 Post by Halm » 03.05.2023, 09:02

Found the source of the problem: custom preview handler in MS Power Toys.
The solution:
Turn off preview handler for "source code files" and then , somehow, MSG previews as normal.
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Re: Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#5 Post by stargazer » 07.05.2023, 04:01

OMG THIS WORKS LIKE A CHARM! It fixed my problems with previewing ppt/doc files! Thank you so much!

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Re: Preview of Outlook email files (msg) has stoppet working

#6 Post by shaggela » 16.06.2024, 07:00

How would you guess that MS Power Toys interferes with the FC quick viewer previewing MS Word doc files? I would see1-2 seconds of the file then "1 [dummy]" shows up on a blank screen! I was happy for a while that refresh could usually display the files, but that's frustrating. Thrilled to find this simple fix in FC Forum when I searched on "dummy". It worked for me. Go into settings on MS Power Toys and turn off preview handler for "source code files", Now my files preview instantly normal, without the need to refresh the quick viewer. Thank you so much!

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