"No preview available": There are several files that I need to be able to preview and search for text that Windows 7 (and previous Windows) does not handle.

original title: "No preview available"

There are fixes for the older versions but not Windows 7 that I can find.  When I search the forums the answers are fairly useless - along the lines of "well you need to go to the Office forum" just because someone is asking about .doc files.  This is an old, old problem with MS and needs addressed in a reasonable manner.

 

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Last updated October 12, 2018 Views 11,908 Applies to:
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Hi,

 

Your question does not contain all the required information needed for us to help you. Please provide us with the following information.

1.     What type of file are you trying to search for?

2.     Are those files compressed by a third party application?

 

At this juncture I would suggest you to run the “Fix It”, mentioned below to fix the search issue:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows_search

 

You may also send us your feedback regarding Windows 7, using the link mentioned below:

http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

 

Regards,

GauravPrakash - Microsoft Support

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It's working for me on Win7 Pro 64-bit. The link to the download is at the foot of the article:
 

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