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        Vebwiev


   A Windows Explorer add-on for Windows 98/ME/2k/XP
 

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  • I have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (or 2) installed on my computer. Vebwiev won't work!!! Bah. Crap.
    Ans :

    Step 1 : Make sure to download this zip file. After downloading the zip file, unzip it to obtain a single Registry (.reg) File. Merge this file into the registry (Right click the file in explorer and select "Merge")*.
    Step 2 : During Installation (through readme.html) allow any popup warnings regarding blocked content and/or activeX controls. Clicking on 'No' on any of these messages can cause the installation to fail.

    *Geek Speak : Microsoft has released a Knowledge base article detailing how custom webviews may be made active once again under Windows 2k, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. For more details, see the article here .

     

  • I have Windows XP. When I customize a folder with Vebwiev, everything appears to go smooth and the customized folder opens up in explorer. But the folder still shows the same default webview that comes with Windows XP!!
    Ans :

    Step 1 : Make sure to download this zip file. After downloading the zip file, unzip it to obtain a single Registry (.reg) File. Merge this file into the registry (Right click the file in explorer and select "Merge")*.
    Step 2 : Right click in the concerned folder and select "Customise this folder...". On the "Customize" tab, under "Use this folder type as a template" drop down list, select "Use existing customization template".

    *Geek Speak : Microsoft has released a Knowledge base article detailing how custom webviews may be made active once again under Windows 2k, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. For more details, see the article here .

     

  • I have Windows 2000 SP3 installed on my computer. Vebwiev won't work!!! Bah. Crap.
    Ans :
    Make sure to download this zip file. After downloading the zip file, unzip it to obtain a single Registry (.reg) File. Merge this file into the registry (Right click the file in explorer and select "Merge").

    In the remote case that merging this registry file fails to revive the webview, please follow the steps in the following workaround.
    Workaround for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 installed  :
    The following is a step by step method to set Vebwiev for all folders. Submitted by Julian Becker.
    - Install Vebwiev regularly using the "Install" button in Readme.html.
    - Then use the standard procedure to customize a folder, using the Folder Customization wizard. Choose Vebview from the list of installed webviews while customizing and check the "Edit" Box.
    - Then add a break at the beginning of the file and remove it again (so that no changes are made).
    - Save the file and continue the folder editing to finish the customization process.
    - Now the folder you have chosen has Vebview applied to it.
    - Copy all files from the subfolder "Folder Settings" (hidden folder) to %SYSTEMROOT%\Web (where %SYSTEMROOT% means the path to the folder where Windows has been installed). Customizing a single folder with Vebwiev, somehow seems to "sign" the code.
    - Navigate to %SYSTEMROOT%\Web and rename folder.htt to folderold.htt.
    - In the same folder (%SYSTEMROOT%\Web) rename the file named vebwiev.htt to folder.htt.
    - Refresh Explorer!!


     

  • I also have Norton Antivirus installed on my computer. Each time I open up a explorer window, Norton says that a malicious script is being executed. How do I disable this? Are you sure Vebwiev is safe?
    Ans :
    Disable a) Scripts monitoring and b) Activex monitoring in Norton Antivirus. Ofcourse, some people might consider this a security lapse. Suit yourself on this issue. Vebwiev does not try anything funny with your system or crucial files. It is basically a pretty innocuous piece of software. Another solution could be to uninstall NAV (yeah, sure).
     

  • I can't seem to be able to edit the mp3 tags / save the text files on-the-fly. I am getting an error :
    "Run-time error
    Do you want to debug? 
    Line 341 
    Error: 'sAttributes' it is null or it is not an object"
    Ans :
    If you are running a non-English version of Windows and are using the Vebwiev English installation, you may receive this error. Spanish and French versions of Vebwiev are available on the homepage in the download section. downloading these  should solve the problem. If you are running a version of windows other than English, Spanish or French, you can drop me a mail at this address, so that we can work on a solution. If the above solutions do not work, the mp3 activex control might not be properly installed. See next faq. Also if you are running the English edition of Windows, download this .reg file and merge it into the registry (Win 9x/ME only). That should solve the problem.
     

  • I cannot see mp3 id3 tag information or zip file information in the webview pane when a mp3 file / zip file is selected.
    Ans :
    This most probably means that the activex controls that are bundled with vebwiev have not been registered. There are 4 activex controls (in the form of dlls) that are distributed with vebwiev. They are Alfafish EzyID3 2.6.dll, SAWZip.dll, zlib.dll and Util2.dll. These 4 controls should be present in \windows\web\controls once any of the buttons in the readme.html file have been used. To register these controls run the following command at the commandline :
     

    regsvr32.exe <activex control path here>

    Please note that zlib.dll DOES NOT need to be registered.
     

  • A dialog box asking me whether "An ActiveX control is safe to run" pops up each time I refresh windows explorer.
    Ans :
    Restart your computer. (Logging off and logging on again also seems to solve the problem in some cases.) This should solve the problem. If this does not work, change the values of the following registry keys to 0 (zero).

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1200

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1201

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1200

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1201

    If the problem persists even after this or you are not comfortable handling the registry, email me at this address.
     

  • I want to modify Vebwiev / use some code from vebwiev.
    Ans :
    Yep, just go ahead. Vebwiev is freeware and the code is pretty much open for anyone to hack. You can modify it as much as you want it. If you do come up with something great, I sure would like to see it. Also, I won't mind if you use my work and give a crumb size credit. Although the HTML and scripting code that is part of Vebwiev is open-source, the activex controls that are bundled with Vebwiev are not and you might need permission from the author if you want to use them.
     

  • I can't see the "attributes" link as it appears in the vebwiev pane in some of your screenshots.
    Ans :
    Download this .reg file and merge it into the registry (Win 9x/ME only). That should solve the problem.



  • The skin selector is grayed out /disabled. I can't select the other skins. All I can use is the default skin.

    OR

    I can't see the gradients in the webview.
    Ans :
    To be able to use the other skins / see the gradients you need Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater. If you have Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater and are still facing this problem it most probably means that Internet Explorer has not been properly installed on your machine or that a "Full" installation was not performed while installing Internet Explorer. The solution is to re-install Internet Explorer if you already have IE 5.5 or greater, OR, upgrade to IE 5.5 or greater if you have Internet Explorer 5 or below(!)


  • [ Windows 98 ] Even when Vebwiev has been succesfully installed as the default vebwiev and webview has been enabled in explorer, when I navigate to the next folder, vebwiev disappears. I have to select "View as web page" once again.
    Ans :
    To solve the problem, open up Folder options, on the 'General' tab, click the 'Settings' button. There select the option 'For all folders with HTML content'. Alternatively, open up any folder, set it to vebiwev through "View as Web page", hold down CTRL + SHIFT, close the window. The Settings should be saved now. Check q237865 from MSKB.

  • Your FAQ doesn't address my query/ I have done everything on your FAQ page, but still can't get anywhere.
    Ans :
    If all fails, drop me a mail here.

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