Preview of CBR and CBZ files

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calexicoca
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Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by calexicoca » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:00 pm

On my old computer I was able to see preview of searched comic files with extensions CBR and CBZ. Now, on the new one I cannot. I was looking for solution and found a topic on this board to "add cbr and cbz as part of compression filter". I have created filter for both of these files but I cannot see preview of listed files with this extensions.

I would appreciate if someone can help. Thanks.

NotNull
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Re: Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by NotNull » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:28 pm

The previewing of files is actually a Windows feature that Everything uses.
If you can preview the file in File Explorer, you can preview it in Everything (and if not visible in Everything: that is fixable).

You will need to install a preview handler for these .cbr and .cbz files. In general, preview handlers are installed as part of a program. For example: If you install Adobe Reader, that will also install a preview handler.
Some other preview handlers are already part of Windows itself, like those that handle .txt or .bmp files. But .cbr/.cbz are not one of those.

Long story short:
Check if you can preview the .cbr/.cbz files in File Explorer.
If yes: report here and we will supply instructions how to "fix" Everything.
If not, you should check your old computer to find out which program you used there to view these files. And install that on the new computer too.

calexicoca
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Re: Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by calexicoca » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:56 pm

Thanks a lot for your reply. It made me recheck my settings. It turned to be a very banal one in my Explorer settings I (somehow) had option - "Always show icons, never thumbnails option" - on. Fixed and works like charm 8-)

NotNull
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Re: Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by NotNull » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:01 pm

:thumbsup:

(and thanks for your feedback!)

caseym54
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Re: Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by caseym54 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:03 pm

NotNull wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:28 pm
Long story short:
Check if you can preview the .cbr/.cbz files in File Explorer.
If yes: report here and we will supply instructions how to "fix" Everything.
If not, you should check your old computer to find out which program you used there to view these files. And install that on the new computer too.
I can preview all cbr/cbz in File Explorer using CDisplayEX as the handler. I get nothing ever in Everything.

NotNull
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Re: Preview of CBR and CBZ files

Post by NotNull » Sat May 16, 2020 6:29 pm

You are likely running Everything as administrator.
To run Everything as a regular user (recommended!) :
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.
  • Select one of your .cbr or .cbz files
  • Press Alt-P to activate the preview pane (or Menu:View > Preview)
Can you now see the content of that file?

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