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OllyPomm

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Windows Explorer
I used to be able to hover over my avi files and a pop up would tell me some info that included the length of the file - it doesn't do that now. I also have my movies folder set up with columns named Duration, Dimensions etc but there's no info in them, but there used to be.

How do I get these things to work again.

The only playing I've done with my PC lately was to update codecs and disable some shell extensions because I was having trouble activating an avi in Windows Explorer when I double clicked on it. I've checked the shell extensions I disabled but none of them have anything to do with this problem.

Under View, Details -'Show' is greyed out (because they are supposed to be already showing). I can only choose the Hide button.

Thanks
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Try system restore.
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OllyPomm

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Try system restore.


I'm hoping someone has some suggestions of things to try actually.
I don't think it's a good idea to rely on system restore to fix problems - I'd prefer to fix the problem and learn something if I can.

Thanks anyway
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Please click on Tools.
Now click on Folder options.
After that Click on view then restore defaults.

See if that helps.
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I found a fix for my problem!

Start>Run>regsvr32 shmedia.dll and the info magically appeared. From reading elsewhere it was something to do with the new codecs I'd downloaded taking over.

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