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Anyone figured out how to get C4D project thumbnails working in explorer in Windows 10 yet.. ?

I had them showing in WIn 7, can't remember how, but I did.. but I cant get thumbs in Windows 10.

 

Thanks !

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This is how I just go it to work after a google search and a touch of trolling around.  Run cmd.exe as administrator.  You can find it under Windows System folder on the start menu (Windows 10 start button, click the list icon below the power icon, scroll down to Windows System...)  That is just for those who are still exploring Windows 10 navigation.  Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In my case, once that opens, type exactly quotes and all for x64 windows installation:

regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"  

For Windows 32 bit, append a space and (x86) to look like:

regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"

Be sure to use your specific Cinema location.  I am a fan of exploring to the folder that contains the file, click in the path bar, it will convert to a proper command prompt path, copy it (CTRL-C), and use the paste command by clicking the cmd icon on the upper left corner of the command prompt window: Edit -> Paste.  I can't speak for anything above R14 at this point.  Let me know if you have revision above R14 and if it worked for you.

I'm not saying that this necessary, but I rebooted after this since I also had updates to deal with.  I then explored out to my Cinema data folder where I keep all of my c4d files. However, thumbnails failed to appear.  I then went into Cinema, located the first c4d file in the directory listing, opened it, and the did a "Save as..." as the original filename. I then check the data folder again and viola!  Curious to know more, I found that Save itself also works.  The site I found specifically mentioned "Save as..." in their solution so it was not necessarily complete in its description.

I also had it working in Win7, but since Cinema is as portable as it is, I simply moved the installation (much faster than an actual fresh install).  This means that the installer never has a chance to register that particular dll.  Now I wonder what else might be FUBARed like this.  I have not run across anything, but that is not saying much.  Again, my apologies if you know your way around and take exception to the detailed description.  Share your findings please.  

Jeff

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Added bonus.  It's funny how little you know until you really need something.  Like most I am sure you likely have a hierarchy of files and folders that contain your Cinema files.  I changed the root folder to "Large icons" and then drilled down to the next level where the display was back to details (the thumbnail dll does not deal with details, list, or small icons).  So I wondered how to apply "Large icons" down through the child objects of my Cinema data folder.  Again, google.  There I found that if you select a root folder as in my case my the Cinema data folder, right click, select Properties, click the Customize tab, locate and set "Optimize this folder for:" drop down list to Pictures, and check mark the box "Also apply this template to all subfolders" it will set this property for all files and folders at and below the folder in question.  Hyper cool.  FYI.

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  • OK, check this out...

     

    I made Windows themes for years and the preferred format was TGA, I used the plugin ThumbplugTGA which displayed TGA thumbs in Windows explorer.

    It can be found at http://games.greggman.com/game/tga_thumbnails_for_windows/

    and\OR... I also installed Mystic Thumbs, which handles an assortment of formats..

    it can be found at http://mysticcoder.net/mysticthumbs.html

     

    Heres the thing, I could have sworn i had tried both before without success... but i just did a reformat, installed both.. and now ive got my valued C4D thumbnails back!

    Just dont actually know which one it was that did the trick.

     

    SO.... if anyone wants to give it a try.... feel free.. worked for me !

    let me know your results !

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  • Bump for the night owls!

    How anyone lives without C4D thumbnails I have no idea !:pow:

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  • Just realized that Jeff had given this solution in text above.. It scared me off to be honest, bu i ended up finding the video I posted of the same thing and it made it much less intimidating to accomplish..

    Thanks jeff!

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    On 10/3/2015 at 11:15 AM, whthawk said:

    This is how I just go it to work after a google search and a touch of trolling around.  Run cmd.exe as administrator.  You can find it under Windows System folder on the start menu (Windows 10 start button, click the list icon below the power icon, scroll down to Windows System...)  That is just for those who are still exploring Windows 10 navigation.  Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In my case, once that opens, type exactly quotes and all for x64 windows installation:

    regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"  

    For Windows 32 bit, append a space and (x86) to look like:

    regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"

    Be sure to use your specific Cinema location.  I am a fan of exploring to the folder that contains the file, click in the path bar, it will convert to a proper command prompt path, copy it (CTRL-C), and use the paste command by clicking the cmd icon on the upper left corner of the command prompt window: Edit -> Paste.  I can't speak for anything above R14 at this point.  Let me know if you have revision above R14 and if it worked for you.

    I'm not saying that this necessary, but I rebooted after this since I also had updates to deal with.  I then explored out to my Cinema data folder where I keep all of my c4d files. However, thumbnails failed to appear.  I then went into Cinema, located the first c4d file in the directory listing, opened it, and the did a "Save as..." as the original filename. I then check the data folder again and viola!  Curious to know more, I found that Save itself also works.  The site I found specifically mentioned "Save as..." in their solution so it was not necessarily complete in its description.

    I also had it working in Win7, but since Cinema is as portable as it is, I simply moved the installation (much faster than an actual fresh install).  This means that the installer never has a chance to register that particular dll.  Now I wonder what else might be FUBARed like this.  I have not run across anything, but that is not saying much.  Again, my apologies if you know your way around and take exception to the detailed description.  Share your findings please.  

    Jeff

    THANKS whthawk hepls allot

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    Just got upgraded at work to Windows 10 and I have R19. IT WORKS!!!!!! Thank you @whthawk , it was first with your lights.....and now your windows knowledge.

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    On 10/3/2015 at 2:45 AM, whthawk said:

    This is how I just go it to work after a google search and a touch of trolling around.  Run cmd.exe as administrator.  You can find it under Windows System folder on the start menu (Windows 10 start button, click the list icon below the power icon, scroll down to Windows System...)  That is just for those who are still exploring Windows 10 navigation.  Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In my case, once that opens, type exactly quotes and all for x64 windows installation:

    regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"  

    For Windows 32 bit, append a space and (x86) to look like:

    regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll"

    Be sure to use your specific Cinema location.  I am a fan of exploring to the folder that contains the file, click in the path bar, it will convert to a proper command prompt path, copy it (CTRL-C), and use the paste command by clicking the cmd icon on the upper left corner of the command prompt window: Edit -> Paste.  I can't speak for anything above R14 at this point.  Let me know if you have revision above R14 and if it worked for you.

    I'm not saying that this necessary, but I rebooted after this since I also had updates to deal with.  I then explored out to my Cinema data folder where I keep all of my c4d files. However, thumbnails failed to appear.  I then went into Cinema, located the first c4d file in the directory listing, opened it, and the did a "Save as..." as the original filename. I then check the data folder again and viola!  Curious to know more, I found that Save itself also works.  The site I found specifically mentioned "Save as..." in their solution so it was not necessarily complete in its description.

    I also had it working in Win7, but since Cinema is as portable as it is, I simply moved the installation (much faster than an actual fresh install).  This means that the installer never has a chance to register that particular dll.  Now I wonder what else might be FUBARed like this.  I have not run across anything, but that is not saying much.  Again, my apologies if you know your way around and take exception to the detailed description.  Share your findings please.  

    Jeff

     

    Capo, thank you. It works on r14 btw

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