Adding Quick View To The Send To Folder
Quick View is a great feature in MS Explorer, however, it appears only in the context menu of file types for which a file viewer is available (as determined by Microsoft). To expand Quick View's use, add it to the Send To folder by following these commands:
- Open an Explorer window and navigate your way to the Windows\System\Viewers folder.
- Inside, you'll see Quikview.exe. Now create a shortcut to this file in your Windows\SendTo folder (Inside a
second Explorer window, open the Windows folder, right-click and drag Quikview.exe into this window, release the mouse button, and select Create Shortcut(s) Here.)
- With the Quikview.exe shortcut selected, press F2 (for Rename), name the file Quick View, and press Enter.
Close all open windows.
- Click Yes to confirm that you want to try the default viewers, and you'll see a preview of your file (in rough form, of course, but that's all you wanted anyway).
This tip comes from Valerie Ryan.
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Date of last revision: 2 August 2001.