Monday, January 18, 2010

Canon 7D movie thumbnails using Windows Explorer - QuickTime .MOV files

How To Get QuickTime .MOV thumbnails in Windows Explorer

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 on my PCs and I'm having issues viewing any thumbnails for QuickTime in Windows Explorer. I don't like to use QuickTime player and view each file one by one or use ZoomBrowser to simply organize my movies.

Thankfully someone already made a solution.

1. Download QuickThumb.dll from

2. Save it to your C:\Windows\System32 folder.

3. Click Start -> Run then enter "regsvr32 QuickThumb.dll". Once it successfully registers, you can see thumbnails in your folder. Just refresh.

Hope that helps!


Anonymous said...

Don, I had previously tried this method (on a OS just like yours) and, like many others, it crashed Explorer. I consider it risky at best and, from what I can gather, doesn't work on the majority of systems. This is important if it is meant as a solution. Not meant to insult, you were just lucky if this indeed worked for you.
Mike Lee

Publisher said...

Mileage may vary on this one.

Anonymous said...

I don't even follow the idea of C:\Windows\

My pc says C:\WINNT

How can this be explained using XP?

Publisher said...

Find your system32 folder.