Vienna Computers have salvaged the original QuickView (from Windows 95 CD-ROM Extras) from the abandonware bin, taken over it's further maintenance and ported it to run under Win 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. Their installer uses a very fugly SendTo shortcut (which if you try and open a file not supported by QuikView spits out a gibberish error message in some unrecognisable foreign language) and their uninstaller did not even work at all - so I have taken care of those two annoyances in this addon build.
I built a custom addreg section for the application which adds a shell "Open in Quick View" menu (like the one in QuickView Plus) that is ONLY active for file extensions that the utility actually DOES support, I dumped the SendTo shortcut completely, included a shortcut in "Programs\Accessories" so you can open it directly and I coded a proper inf uninstaller that completely removes all trace.
There is one remaining annoyance that I have not been able to resolve (as yet) and which unfortunately might require a hack to the executable - which is that the window opens to ridiculously small dimensions and it does not store any settings in the reg so that I am able to tweak that to some sensible kind of size.
If any of you programming wizzes have a solution to that window sizing issue can you please give me a shout.
SIZE: 395 KB
Description: A file previewer which supports many extensions
Op System: Windows 2000, XP & 2003 (x86 only)
Title: Quick View
Website: http://www.viennacomputerproducts.com/i ... e=quikview
Installs to: "%windir%\system32\viewers"
Uninstaller: Removes program files, shell menus and reg entries
QuickView was a file viewer application in Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT operating systems. It is a file previewer which supports many extensions, for example the word .doc format or executables and dlls (there you can see the functions used/exported etc.) However, starting with Windows 2000 and Windows ME, the utility is no longer present in the operating system line.
Vienna Computer Products is now maintaining QuikView and will provide further support to customers. They repacked it to run under all Windows NT versions - up to Windows Vista. It was a lot and hard work - to port it to today's Windows operating system, but QuikView is a good program and it is worth to port it.
Enjoy (or not)
[Edit 2007/09/06] Minor tweak to shell reg entries
[Edit 2007/09/07] Uneccesary tweak in v4.0-070906 reverted back to original and added some reg entries to set fixed width font