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Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-Sep-13 21:45:29
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Animated Gif Thumbnails in Windows Explorer


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Is there a way maybe a plugin that will allow the thumbnails of animated gifs to move when viewing them in folders in windows explorer?

Im using Windows 7 Pro X64.

AMD FX-4100 X4, MSI 990FXA-GD80, 16GB DDR 3 Cosair Vengence 1600Mhz, 9351.1GB Hard Disk Space, 2GB ATI 6670 HD PCI-E 16x Graphics, 850watt PSU.

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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Mon 09-Sep-13 13:10:43
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Re: Animated Gif Thumbnails in Windows Explorer


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Not sure if this is what you are after;


It used to work on XP. When and why was that functionality dropped?
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The display of animated .gif files was dropped with the release of Windows 7.

The freeware IrfanView can be used for viewing animated .gif files:

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Download IrfanView
http://majorgeeks.com/IrfanView_d4253.html

(filename : iview435_setup.exe)
(uncheck the box if you do not want Google Toolbar)

Get the plug-ins too...

IrfanView Plug-ins
http://majorgeeks.com/IrfanView_PlugIns_d4908.html

(filename : irfanview_plugins_433_setup.exe)

To view .gif thumbs open IrfanView and go to...File / Thumbnails...and
navigate to the folder the .gif files are archived in. Double left click a
.gif to see it animate in the main view window. You can cycle through
all the .gif files in the current folder by clicking the blue arrows on the
toolbar.
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