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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2458060

The content of a file is displayed in the preview pane of Windows Explorer unexpectedly in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You enable the preview pane for Windows Explorer on the computer.
  • You set the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE flag on some files.
  • You open Windows Explorer and select one of these files.

In this scenario, the content of the file is displayed in the preview pane unexpectedly.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2458060.

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