Code: Select all
v20.30.0013 - 2019-09-02 12:25 +++ Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows: Added option "Use 64-bit IFilters". Tick it to make use of any installed 64-bit IFilters and thus enable previewing and searching the textual contents of complex document formats (e.g. Office files, PDF). Notes: - Notoriously Microsoft Office made it a habit to install only 64-bit IFilters on a 64-bit system, even if the Office version itself is 32-bit. However, 64-bit IFilters are completely useless to other 32-bit apps (Office itself does not need them). - From this version onwards XYplorer can optionally access those 64-bit IFilters by way of a 64-bit helper process created by Contents64.exe, which from now on is included in the distribution package. Contents64.exe (currently ver 1.3) has to be located in the path of XYplorer.exe. The installer takes care of this. - In practical terms this means XYplorer can now text-preview (e.g. in the Hover Box) and content-search Office and PDF files on 64-bit Windows. - Of course, the option is only offered under 64-bit Windows (it would be meaningless under 32-bit Windows). - The functionality is provided by the helper file Contents64.exe which has to be located in the path of XYplorer.exe. The new download packages contain this file. - Last not least, credits and a big thanks for designing and writing Contents64.exe go to "Mesh" (from XY Beta Club)!
Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.