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Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:49 pm
by punxsutawney72
When I open the preview pane in Everything v1.4.1.809b and select a file with a .msg extension (Outlook email file), the pane remains blank (neither shows a preview nor displays an error message). With files of other types, the preview is shown (.doc, .xls, .pdf ...).

When I open the preview pane in Windows Explorer and select the same .msg file, the preview is shown. I think the .msg preview handler should work correctly on my system (Windows 7 Professional/Outlook 2010).

The parameter 'show_preview_handlers_in_preview_pane' in the Everything.ini configuration file is set to zero (0) which means Everything should use the default system preview handler.

Am I overlooking something or is this a bug?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30 am
by SuperDude
PreviewConfig can enable preview handlers with ease. Get it here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/previ ... ows-vista/

Direct download link: http://www.winhelponline.com/utils/previewconfig.zip

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:37 pm
by void
Please try the x64 version of Everything.

http://www.voidtools.com/downloads/

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:02 am
by punxsutawney72
Thank you both for your quick answers!

@SuperDude:
PreviewConfig can enable preview handlers with ease. Get it here: ...
PreviewConfig shows the following info for the .msg File type:

Code: Select all

Preview type: Others

Preview Handler information:

GUID        : {435fdba0-964c-43a7-8aff-cc94e21b2249}
Description : Outlook MAPI Mail Previewer
Module name : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\MAPISHELL.DLL
Localserver : 

Note: Preview Handler is registered on the file extension (.msg)
Seems normal to me, or do you see any peculiarities?

@void:
Please try the x64 version of Everything. ...
I cannot try this workaround as I'm still running on a 32 bit OS.

I am running with admin rights and use the portable version of Everything 1.4.1.809b (x86).

Have you got any idea what could be wrong?

I'd like to avoid re-installing Outlook or the whole Office Suite if it's unclear whether the fault lies within my system or it possibly could be a bug in Everything. As the preview pane in Windows Explorer shows the preview for .msg files, I am not certain if re-installing Outlook would help.

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:30 am
by void
Office uses IInitializeWithItem for outlook msg Previews, which Everything doesn't support prior to 829b.

I've added support for IInitializeWithItem in Everything 829b.

Thanks for the bug report and helping with fixing the issue.

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:17 pm
by punxsutawney72
Outlook mail file (.msg) preview works like a charm in version 1.4.1.830b (x86).

Thanks a lot, void!

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:42 pm
by Marti-Every
Hello,
the outlook .msg prewiew if ok in the 1.4.1.835b (x86), :D
but don't work in the 1.4.1.835b (x64) :cry:

I have outlook 2007 (32 bit) on Windows 7 with 64 bit.
The everything.x86 is working on my 64-bit Windows.
Is there a constraint with the x86 version?

The preview of .msg Outlook files is a GREAT feature. 8-)

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:35 am
by void
Please try Everything 836b or later for a fix.

Everything will now work with both x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) preview handlers.

Re: Preview Pane / .msg

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:20 pm
by Marti-Every
void wrote:Please try Everything 836b or later for a fix.

Everything will now work with both x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) preview handlers.
Thanks a lot, you are very, very FAST 8-) :shock: