According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7.
Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the preview window. Since AI files are embedded inside a PDF file, if I change the file extension to PDF, it previews nicely. It seems to me that it should be possible to register AI to use the same handler.
Image 1: Time capture showing how same file previews as PDF but not AI
I tried blindly setting
Content Type and
PerceivedType with no success even after doing a low-effort search on MSDN for a few weeks. So if anybody knows:
- How do I figure out what handler I should use?
- How do I register that handler for use?
However, bear in mind that I want the AI to remain for all other purposes a separate format from PDF.