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  1. rome75

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    Up til recently, when I'm in Windows Explorer and looking at files in Thumbnail View, I hover the mouse over the file and a pop up window appears showing the Type, the Size, and the Date the file was created. For some reason now, only the Type and the Size show, but not the Date! Is there some way to fix?
     
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    have you tried ending the explorer process then typing it back in new task in task manager
     
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    sorry...I don't understand everything after "have you tried" What is "explorer process?" what is "new task?" what is "task manager?"
     
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    if you press Ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring the Task Manager utility onto your desktop,click on the processes tab,scroll down to and select explorer.exe and click on end process button,go up to and click the File tab,new task and type explorer.exe in the box.reboot your computer
     
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    the above process did not work
     
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    When you chose "View" - "Details" from within a folder in Windows XP Explorer, columns are shown that Windows XP thinks are the most useful for said folder. For example:

    * For file folders, these are usually Name, Size, Type, and Date Modified.
     
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    how does this info help me in Thumbnail view? I need to see Name Size Type and Date in THUMBNAIL view
     
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    and yes, I already know about right clicking in Thumbnail view and going to Properties. I wanna see the info when my mouse hovers over the file
     
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    Are you talking about Image files. Jpg, Bmp, Gif, Tif.
    The infotip is different for each file type.

    If you are viewing 'Image' file , check this key in your registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image

    What is the 'Data' for 'Info Tip'?


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    good question....intially I was just looking at Excel and Word files, but since you brought up image files, I decided to check some out as well. Whats strange is that most image files will show only Dimensions, Type, Size. But I found one file that shows Date Picture Taken, Camera model, Dimensions, Type, Size! I'm not sure how to get to this "registry" that you speak of.
     
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    For Image files, that is normal. It may not show some things, depending on where the file came from. The file has to contain Exif information to show some of the info. That would be files from a digital camera, that still have the Exif data intact.

    As far as Word and Excel files, I can't be much help because I don't have either. If you are viewing these files within the program, some programs, in the preferences, allow you to select what you want to show in the InfoTip. I don't know if Word does.

    For viewing in Windows Explorer, it would depend on the 'Percieved Type', for each file extension, then editing the Data for InfoTip.
    These would be found in the HKCR section of the registry, but can get quite complicated. I don't advise going in there, if you are not familier with it.


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    thx for the tips moper. It's no big deal...I just thought it was something that could be a quick fix...
     
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    Don't Word and Excel have a Repair option in Add-Remove Programs?
    That might reset it.


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