DDS plugin for Explorer

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Blue Jack, May 30, 2005.

  1. Blue Jack

    Blue Jack OSNN Addict

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    I downloaded the dds viewer plugin From Nvidia so I could view dds files from within explorer (instead of opening them in photoshop) and I can't get it to work.

    The only thing I got from the plugin was a dll file. Link: http://developer.nvidia.com/object/dds_thumbnail_viewer.html How do I associate the dll with windows explorer so it will open up/preview the files?

    I copied the dll to my windows/system32 folder and I registered the ddsview.dll files ( it said successful) but it still isn't working.

    Anybody play with this or got it working?
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Looks like all you have to do is run the installer.

    DDS Thumbnail Viewer

    Run the installer DDS_Viewer.exe to install

    In Internet Explorer, select a local directory that has .dds files

    Under the menu View, select Thumbnails
     
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  3. Blue Jack

    Blue Jack OSNN Addict

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    D'oh! *grumble*

    I was still getting the unassociated file icon until I switched views. I feel like an idiot now.

    Thanks for the help!