XnView Shell Extension (Support & Development)

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Post by Dreamer » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:55 am

Danny wrote:And here the big question: how do i get rid of it after installation without deleting xnview itself along with it?
Good question. There should be a possibility to enable/disable install/uninstall "SE" also for ZIP version, since there is SE but most users don't know about it and how to install it.

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Post by ckit » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:13 am

Two BAT\CMD files could be written to do this...

An example - Install_win2k.cmd

@echo off
cls
c:\winnt\system32\regsvr32.exe "c:\program files\xnview\xnviewshellext.dll"
exit

An example - Uninstall_win2k.cmd

@echo off
cls
c:\winnt\system32\regsvr32.exe /u "c:\program files\xnview\xnviewshellext.dll"
exit
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Maybe future feature

Post by bob3150 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:10 pm

Hello,

I found today a nice tool which can create 16x16 or 32x32 icons in Explorer of some picture formats (link: http://xentient.com/products/thumbnails/). But it is limited in file formats so a nice feature would be use this functionality with XnView which supports a lot more formats.

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Post by Dreamer » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:23 am

ckit wrote:Two BAT\CMD files could be written to do this...
Thanks, it works, but most 'ZIP' users don't know about it. Maybe xnview could generate such files at least...

ckit, what about some command to not show dialog and auto-close window? I think it is possible, but don't know how.

For Windows XP:

Code: Select all

XnShellEx_Install_WinXP.cmd

@echo off
cls
C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\XnView\XnViewShellExt.dll"
exit

XnShellEx_Uninstall_WinXP.cmd

@echo off
cls
C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\XnView\XnViewShellExt.dll"
exit

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Post by Guest » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:14 pm

I have question

i want use this shell extension render in explorer when i choose thubnail view. In windows xp it doesnt work it work only in contex menu.

In windows 2000 it work fine - when i choose view as thubmnails in explorer it show all file formats that xnview support.

I try unregister xp media preview - but in xp it doest work.

Any help ? Please

TOmas

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Re: How about a submenu?

Post by i am a guest » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:14 pm

notnoisy wrote:I would prefer to view the thumbnail in a submenu. Is it possible to get this as an option?

My explorer context-menu is becoming a bit long :)
I would appreciate a thumbnail in a submenu also, not forever, but as an option to toggle between viewing in submenu or normal.

Would be great.
I love this program btw, keep up the good work.

Greetings.
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Post by i am a guest » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:27 pm

Anonymous wrote:I have question

i want use this shell extension render in explorer when i choose thubnail view. In windows xp it doesnt work it work only in contex menu.

In windows 2000 it work fine - when i choose view as thubmnails in explorer it show all file formats that xnview support.

I try unregister xp media preview - but in xp it doest work.

Any help ? Please

TOmas
i am not sure if you mean the preview of pictures?!
if you mean this, try "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" by Start -> Run
This repairs the preview of pictures by windows-xp-picture-&fax-routines.

in case you are not sure, try google-ing for "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll"

Hope i could help.

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Re: How about a submenu?

Post by riemenschneider » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:26 pm

mika99 wrote:If you right click on a Nikon D70 NEF raw file the shell extension locks the explorer for some seconds an then crashes (the explorer).

Is it as a workaround possible to exclude this file type?
I never experienced that problem... until today. It happened when doing a right click on my Nikon Coolpix 5700 raw files. I remenberd that I did some tests with the current beta versions 1.90 b1 and b2. In the Windows XP registry ne path to the xnviewshellext.dll was the path of my unzipped xnview-betas! So I downloaded and installed the XnViewShellExtension again. That overwrote the registry values. Now everything works fine again!

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XnView Shell extension RAR or ZIP available?

Post by stein » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:25 pm

I really need to be able to help others in my office get work done with this great shell extension but our ITS prevents .exe downloads.

Does anyone have a working link to a modern version of the shell extension installer in a ZIP, TAR or RAR form?

Thanks to anyone who could help.

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Post by foxyshadis » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:39 pm

It comes with the main Xnview package; the installer is just a convenience. You just have to open Run from the start menu, and type

regsvr32 "c:\program files\xnview\xnviewshellext.dll"

(assuming that's where xnview is installed, modify as necessary.)

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Re: XnView Shell extension

Post by xnview » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:13 am

The 1.6.1 is available, you can now convert more than 1 file!
Pierre.

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Post by ckit » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:57 am

Thanks, Pierre!
If anyone wants a RAR or ZIP version, PM me your email address :)

The Installer messes up badly, installs into \ShellEx and doesn't overwrite the xnviewshellext.dll in the main folder. Avoid the installer people!
Windows 10 Pro x64 1909
XnViewMP and Classic and PhotoFiltre Studio X

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Post by xnview » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:51 pm

ckit wrote:Thanks, Pierre!
If anyone wants a RAR or ZIP version, PM me your email address :)

The Installer messes up badly, installs into \ShellEx and doesn't overwrite the xnviewshellext.dll in the main folder. Avoid the installer people!
I'll put a zip version on the website
Pierre.

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Post by foxyshadis » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:54 pm

ckit wrote:The Installer messes up badly, installs into \ShellEx and doesn't overwrite the xnviewshellext.dll in the main folder. Avoid the installer people!
As long as it registers the proper file that shouldn't matter. Of course it'd be nice if it at least deleted the old one while it was doing so.

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Post by ckit » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:04 pm

It can't register the proper file cause the old v1.6.0.0 is a locked process, the installer should be able to unlock the process, kill the task, delete the file and install the newer one.

Anyway I've been disabling the shell extension, logging out of Windows and doing it manually which still seems to be the only way.
Windows 10 Pro x64 1909
XnViewMP and Classic and PhotoFiltre Studio X

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