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problem with XP sp2

can we make all images from network area and local hard drive, to show preview in iframes in browser. the problem is when i select the files from remote... it shows the preview.. but if i select from the local hard drive it doesnt show the preview..

ex: if i select the start.gif from // the ie shows the preview .. but i select the file from localhost/d/images/ i t doesnt show up the preview..

whats the problem lies behind... i enable all the internet options feature. but none will show up..

give me solution..

am using xp 2002 home edition , sp2
internet explorer 6.0.2900......

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More information

In reply to: problem with XP sp2

There is a duplicate thread which I have locked.

However there is more information in that duplicate that doesn't appear here, (and vice versa), so I am including the additional information here;

i'm writing JS program to preview image/pdf/others in iframe in browser..
if i select files from network area , i see the preview... but if i browse and select the files from local hard drives.. the file does not show preview in the browser..

am using IE 6.0.2900

xp - home edition 2002 - service pack 2



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This should better be asked ...

In reply to: More information

in the Coding and Scripting forum, with much more details, like the sample code. It's certainly not a Windows XP problem.

It would be interesting to know why anybody wants to use an iframe in an html form in a browser for viewing local pdf-files. Must be some kind of an application.


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2 ideas.

In reply to: problem with XP sp2

1. "hosts"

There is some spyware that damaged the usual localhost entry in the hosts file. Also, // is on one part of your note but not the other.

2. In your working example you are looking at IE's morphing technique as a file browser. The entry of localhost tells it to ask on TCPIP PORT 80 so this means your machine would have to run a web server.


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