XP's Windows Explorer Can Provide a File Preview Like Vista's

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

I’m told that Vista has a really nifty feature: It can provide a preview of a file in Windows Explorer. Is there some way to do that in XP?

 That’s right, highlight a file in Vista’s Windows Explorer and a snapshot of the contents appears instantly without opening the file. XP can do that, too, but it needs a little help from a small freeware program. You can download the program from www.uvviewsoft.com/index.htm.

Here’s what it looks like in Vista—with the file listing on the left and the preview on the right:

And here is what the preview function looks like in XP:

 

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