[Bf-committers] Windows Explorer thumbnails for 2.5

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 12:25:34 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Tom Edwards <contact at steamreview.org> wrote:
> On 22/12/2010 12:50, Caleb wrote:
>> 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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> I can think of two possibilities:
> - Your files don't have thumbnails. I think that 2.50 didn't create any,
> and I've noticed that files upgraded to 2.5x from 2.4x don't get any
> either. Open the blends up in a hex/text editor and look for the "TEST"
> block close to the start (normally byte 68).
> - You're running running full UAC, with the administrator being a
> different user, and regsvr32 ran elevated. The library currently
> registers itself per-user, so the admin account will have the thumbnails
> and you won't. The registration process doesn't normally require
> elevation AFAIK so this is less likely.
> If neither of these are true, could you please send the contents of
> these reg keys:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.blend
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{D45F043D-F17F-4e8a-8435-70971D9FA46D}
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