How to Enable Preview for Multimedia Files

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SUMMARY

When you view a folder as a Web page and click a multimedia file, a preview of the file may not be displayed on the left side of the right pane. This behavior occurs because the preview feature is set to disabled by default.

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To enable the multimedia preview feature:
  1. In Windows Explorer, click the Windows folder, and then double-click the Web folder.
  2. On the View menu, click Customize This Folder, click Next, and then click Next.
  3. On the Search menu, click Find, type wantmedia, click Find Next, and then click Cancel.
  4. Change the false entry in the following line to true:
          var wantMedia      = false; // cool, but may hinder media file
          manipulation
    						
    After you make this change, the line should look like this:
          var wantMedia      = true; // cool, but may hinder media file
          manipulation
    					
  5. On the File menu, click Save.
  6. Quit Notepad, click Finish, and then quit Windows Explorer.

REFERENCES

For additional information about the Folder.htt file and customizing folders, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
181689 Purpose and Format of Folder.htt

182000 How to Customize a Folder with Internet Explorer

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Article ID: 191242 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
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