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DDS plugin for Explorer

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?

American Zombie

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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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