My Windows 10 preview pane in Explorer is not showing the preview for regular .txt files. It simply displays No preview available.

How do I fix this?

  • Verify the registry is correct: superuser.com/questions/91804/… – Ramhound Jun 30 '17 at 2:17
  • @Ramhound The registry is correct. I had already checked it according to that question before deciding to post this question. :/ – MarcG Jun 30 '17 at 2:40

Much late, but you just need to modify the registry:

Copy everything between the --- and the bottom --- and save it as restore_txt_preview.reg then double-click it, and answer yes or okay to everything.

--- start copy below this line

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




--- end copy before this line

  • Sorry, the formatting on this page moved the Windows Registry editor line to the same one as the "copy from here" but it is where you should begin copying the text. – Hadsameandfixedit Feb 6 '18 at 3:07
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    You should edit your answer and make sure it’s formatted – Ramhound Feb 6 '18 at 3:07

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