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MTC Thumbnail Viewer Tutorial - New

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012 08:43PM EST

Installing and Using the MTC File Viewer

This lesson should guide you in installing a MTC File Viewer. We will also cover how you can use this in order to get more detail about your MTC file at a single glance.

Download the Installer

Download the Installer

You will need to go to the Make the Cut website in order to get this installer file. The installer is actually on the download page - Click Here

Once you are there you can click the "Download"

Install the MTC File Viewer EXE

Install the MTC File Viewer EXE

Locate where you downloaded your installer and double click it to begin the install process. Simply click the "Install" button. Once the installation is complete you can click the "Close" button.

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Cleaning up your Thumbnail Cache

Thumbnails rely on caching a photo of the file and it is in a hidden file that is located in each folder. We need to tell Windows that we would like our thumbnails to re-index our folders. This process will ensure that the MTC Viewer will work properly.

Start Menu> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleaner

Start Menu> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleaner

Once you select the Disk Clean up utility the program will start scanning your computer - This process may take a few minutes.

After the scan is complete...

After the scan is complete...

So after the scan is complete make sure that the thumbnails has a checkmark and hit the OK button.

Choose Delete Files

Choose Delete Files

Log off and Log back in

By logging off and logging back in this will reinitialize the Thumbnail Previewer- further ensuring that your cache is cleared. You can then open the folder that has your MTC files and and watch them magically appear.

Don't forget to change your view to Thumbnails in order to see the new icons appear.


 

Setting folder view options in Windows 7

This lesson will cover change default settings in a given folder/sub folders. You will first need to go to the main folder that you are wanting to change the view on.

Press and release the ALT button to bring up this menu

Press and release the ALT button to bring up this menu

Once you have the tool bar menu displayed you will need to select customize this folder.

Select Customize Tab

Select Customize Tab

We're going to select pictures because we want to see thumbnails of the files that have photos associated with them.

Choose the checkmark to apply this to subfolders

Choose the checkmark to apply this to subfolders

This will now apply this to every subfolder within your main folder so you wont have to do this to every folder.

Final Result

Final Result
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