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Preview Media Files (in Windows Explorer)

By: Arie Slob

It's possible to "preview" media files (wav, midi, avi, mov, mpg) in Windows Explorer, if you have Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x installed with the Desktop Update.

  1. Using Windows Explorer navigate to \Windows\Web, find the file Folder.htt and Open this in Notepad (or your favorite text editor)
  2. Serach for wantMedia = false and replace this with wantMedia = true (you'll see a warning in that line "cool, but may hinder media file manipulation")
  3. Now select a folder on your hard drive containing Media Files (Such as \Windows\Media) right-click an empty area and select View > as Web Page, and select a media file!

Preview Media Files (in Windows Explorer)