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    Viewing .wpg files in thumbnails (XP Pro SP1+(patches,patches,patches.....

    I have a large set of Word Perfect Graphic files .wpg format.
    I have recently built a new HDD.
    I can view these graphics from within MS OFFICE,Paint and Paint Shop pro
    but when I just go to thumbnail view I only get the icon.
    Only my old drive I could see the thumbnail images.

    How can I get these to view on the new HDD.
    I must have done it before somehow, but for the life of me I cannot remember how.

    Any help gratefully accepted
    Andrew

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    Re: Viewing .wpg files in thumbnails (XP Pro SP1+(patches,patches,patches.

    I'm not sure about word perfect formats specifically, do jpg's, bmp's etc show up?

    If not then this page: http://pcworld.shopping.yahoo.com/yahoo/ar...id,36585,00.asp shows how to fiddle the registry to show them it talks about the preview pane but I *think* it works for the icon previews too! Note the last paragraph:

    "Of course, this example fixes only the .jpg file type. You need to repeat the procedure for the .gif key and any other key that refuses to show a preview. The method outlined above won't work for every file type, but you should be able to preview images having any of the following extensions: .art, .bmp, .dib, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, and .wmf. Have fun!"

    So it may not work for wpg files, but it's worth a try in the absence of any other suggestions! Back up that registry and there should be no harm in trying..

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    Re: Viewing .wpg files in thumbnails (XP Pro SP1+(patches,patches,patches.

    Yes I get preview on most other graphic formats

    BMP,JPG,PCX,WMF,GIF,ICO

    But not on WPG.

    Once upon a time I had a viewer from Corel installed.
    Maybe if I can find it, that will do the trick.

    Could try MS but their web site is pants.

    I tried the registry tweak, but it made no difference.
    Maybe it will work after a re-boot.
    Andrew

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    Re: Viewing .wpg files in thumbnails (XP Pro SP1+(patches,patches,patches.

    Corel viewer seems like a good one to try... I'd love to find any wordperfect help on the MS site, other than how to migrate to MS Word <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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