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Version information in Explorer's File Details Tab management

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Old 02-28-2007

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Version information in Explorer's File Details Tab
In previous versions of Windows, it was possible to see the file version for
any file which had a version resource. Vista seems to only show the file
version for .EXE and .DLL files. This is a problem for Photoshop filters,
whose extension is .8BF.

Is it possible to tell Vista to display the file version information for any
file which has a version resource?

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Old 07-30-2008

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just copy the registry keys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\PropertySystem\PropertyHandlers\.dll]

and use ".8BF" as key name instead of ".dll"

The easiest way to export the keys, rename .dll to .8BF and re-import the export. Make sure, that no explorer instance is open, that displays DLL or 8BF files when you do this!

I have done this successfull with AutoCAD ARX and DBX files, which are DLLs.
I suppose it's the same thing with 8BFs.
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Old 07-30-2008
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Re: Version information in Explorer's File Details Tab
On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:18:05 +0100, brazil42
<> wrote:

>just copy the registry keys:


The post you replied to was made SEVEN**** MONTHS AGO. That person
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Few - if ANY - of the people viewing your post have a clue what you
are talking about because we don't see all the old posts that you
see. You should quote what you are replying to, much as you see
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That forum leeches the vast majority of its posts from Microsoft
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How can you tell "outsiders" from forum users? WE are listed as
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If you plan to continue following the groups listed on that forum,
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way more flexible than the medium you are using now.

There are several free news readers available. Windows Mail is one
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