DDS plugin for Explorer

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

  1. Blue Jack

    Blue Jack OSNN Addict

    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: 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

    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

    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!