Was: A fix for MCE network video thumbnail slowness

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Alex Feinman [MVP], Jul 5, 2003.

  1. Luis et al,

    I did some experiments regarding the issue where MCE shell overwrites the
    Folders\CommonPictures value

    The ovewrite happens when the underlying library (ehuihlp.dll) calls
    SHGetFolderPath API function to retrieve the path for CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES
    = 0x36. This is done by shell and is a subject of separate conversation.

    As a solution try setting
    Shell Folders\CommonPictures (does not exist by default) to the network
    share path


    Alex Feinman
    Alex Feinman [MVP], Jul 5, 2003
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  2. Good call Alex! On my system, this method does allow me to successfully
    point Media Center to a remote Shared Pictures directory.

    Note to anyone else who tries this: Do exactly as Alex says and make a
    "CommonPictures" string (no space in the name), even though all the entries
    around it have a space in them like "Common Blah".

    Roger Wolfson, Jul 5, 2003
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