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Add the QuickView Option to All Files (All Windows) Popular

If you ever wanted to add QuickView to the context menu of all file types, it may be a tedious task doing so using Windows Explorer's Options - File Type window. This tip shows how to do it in a couple of easy steps.

Open your registry and create a sub-key called QuickView under [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*].

Change the (Default) value of the new sub-key to equal '*'.

Close the registry and open an Explorer window. Right-click on any file and the QuickView command should now appear.

Note: You need to have QuickView installed on your PC. If not, Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and add it from the Accessories group in the Windows Setup tab.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ"*"|
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|HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\QuickView|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\QuickView]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: *

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 7, 1999