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WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:07 am
by lupos
I installed the latest WIC Codec Pack but cannot see Nikon D700 NEF thumbnails in XP SP3. Any suggestions? Thanks

Re: WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:47 am
by Axel
D700 NEFs are supposed to work fine, the codec certainly decodes them just fine. Let me ask the silliest question: you are talking about thumbnails in Explorers views, when you set the "Views" mode to Thumbnails? You can try Windows Live Photo Gallery to view thumbnails and full-size previews using the same codec. Maybe there is something broken in Windows Imaging Components on your particular machine and installing WLPG might fix it (or help confirm there is an issue, in which case the best thing to do is to reapply the SP3).

Re: WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:09 am
by lupos
Thank you Axel. Yes, I am talking about thumbnails in windows explorer views. I installed Windows Live Photo Gallery and it works fine, but within windows explorer or folders the thumbnails still don't appear.

Re: WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:34 am
by Axel
Are you up for a small hack? Try to register the thumbnail provider manually. That would be
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regsvr32 "C:\Windows\WICCodecs\{A6D092A4-081A-4F0E-9356-DA167E87D922}\Thumbnail Provider\x86\XPThumbnailProvider.dll"
(assuming 32-bit XP and Windows in C:\Windows)

Re: WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:00 am
by lupos
Thank Axel. I ran this from the Start->Run menu and got an operation successful outcome. I restarted the computer but I still can't see the thumbnails.

Re: WIC Codec Pack - Cannot see NEF thumbnails in XP SP3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:16 am
by Axel
Did you ever install the Ardfry NEF codec trial, which might have expired? Can you see other format's thumbnails (one source for raw files: http://www.rawsamples.ch)