[Bf-committers] Windows Explorer thumbnails for 2.5

Caleb comcal116 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 01:50:03 CET 2010

On 22/12/2010 7:53 AM, Tom Edwards wrote:
> Hello everyone, here's a small project I just completed:
> http://steamreview.org/external/blender/BlendThumb.zip
> It's a thumbnail handler for Windows 7 and Vista that extracts the
> .blend thumbnails generated by Blender 2.5 for display in Explorer. It's
> feature complete (including compressed blend support), but there are two
> niggles left before it's final:
> - I haven't actually tested it on Vista. Feedback appreciated!
> - I'm unclear on licensing. I'd like it to be GPL but there are two
> problems: firstly I'm using the Windows API, and secondly the code is
> based on a sample thumb handler provided in the Windows SDK. I've
> replaced all of the meat, but a lot of the supporting COM guff is the
> same as in the sample because it's so simple that I can't see any other
> way of doing what it does. Does anyone have experience of what happens
> in situations like this?
> Thanks!

I've always wanted something like this, thanks for making it! However, I 
haven't been able to get it working.

I put the x64 BlendThumb.dll into System32, ran "regsvr32 
%windir%\System32\BlendThumb.dll", deleted IconCache.db from 
AppData\Local and rebooted my system. Explorer still won't show any 
thumbnails for my 2.55 .blend files. I'm running Windows 7 x64. Any ideas?

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