how to remove video & image preview in xp

Monday, September 21, 2009

Normally in windows xp if you click video file or picture file, preview of that file is displayed in the left area. imagine if you have partially download video or image and when you click it Explorer tries to load the whole file, this causing slow your computer and explorer error. then you have to restart explorer, but if you clicked that file again the result will be the same. as a solution you can disable previewing option, follow these steps.

To disable video preview

  • Go to start > run
  • Type regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
  • Click ok
  • This will disable preview option for video
Note - to enable preview type regsvr32 shmedia.dll and click ok.

To disable image preview
  • Go to start > run
  • Type regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
  • Click ok
  • This will disable preview option for image
Note - to enable preview type regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and click ok.

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