Posts Tagged ‘file extensions’

In Windows Explorer the preview pane is something I normally turn off to give me more screen space. There are times though when it can be really handy. For example when browsing through a large number of text files or images rather than opening each one individually.

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So what do you do when you have an unusual file extension that doesn’t work with the preview pane?

A program I use creates a queue of files with an extension of “.cnm”. They are plain text files, but when you try to see them in the preview pane, you just get the “No Preview Available” message. This has actually bugged me for YEARS but for some reason I just kept finding other ways to deal with it.

So I had a moment today where I had hundreds of these files I want to flick through and I finally decided to figure this out once and for all.

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