Turn off file preview

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Lester, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Lester

    Lester Honorable Member

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    I'm supporting a number of computers where we have the media players disallowed in the registry, using the disallow run key. However, in Windows 7, if you preview a music or video file, you can play it using the previewer, even though the media player is disallowed. Any ideas on how I can turn this off in the registry? I've checked gpedit, etc. with no luck so far.
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    What previewer is this?
    Are you looking at the files in Explorer?
    Please upload some screenshots.
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Right-click on the Control Panel > Folder Options, click the View tab and uncheck always show previews never thumbnails,
     
  4. Lester

    Lester Honorable Member

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    This is the Explorer preview. I did find a policy setting in gpedit.msc that will turn it off. Now all I have to do is track the registry changes and then I can put it into an INF file to deploy. Thanks.
     
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