Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 09, 2016, 07:09:00 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: PEEK  (Read 2326 times)

Cuffy

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 392
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
PEEK
« on: December 28, 2007, 12:03:39 AM »
Another oldie but goodie that won't work in XPPro64. It installs in the registry but I get no entry in the Context Menu.

http://www.nettally....eeware/fileutil.html

12-09-96 PEEK Version 1.1 for Windows95 and WindowsNT 4.0 Contextmenu Extension providing simple text extraction for any file. PEEK is a Shell contextmenu extension which allows you to extract only the text portion of files.

I started to post a copy of PEEK.INF that I copied out of Notepad but it seemed rather large.
If anyone is interested I can post it and there is also a peek.dll and a readme. The zip is available from the above link as peek11.zip.

There are many other oldies there too. COA32 is on the list and 10 years ago that was a "must have" app.
Peek is one that NOD could probably fix easily but he patched up Filenoter, left to check on snow for Christmas, and hasn't been heard from since. Have there been any avalanches in Sweden lately. Or maybe he tangles with some of that Swedish Holiday Cheer and hasn't recovered yet?
They make some stuff over there that looks like rain, tastes like carbolic acid, and hits like lightning. Damn, but is it ever good!!
 ;)

lanux128

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,258
    • View Profile
    • Coding Snacks by Lanux128
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: PEEK
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 12:13:19 AM »
do you want to modify it so that it shows on the context-menu for your XP Pro64?

Cuffy

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 392
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: PEEK
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 12:23:32 AM »
Hopefully, yes.
It's a handy little app to identify an unknown file. Many times in the past a file without an extension when opened with Peek will be identified as a gif or bmp file.

 :)

Cuffy

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 392
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: PEEK
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 03:15:43 PM »
This just popped up at PCWorld .........
http://www.pcworld.c...,141105/article.html
Universal Viewer listed in the freeware here just basicly the same thing that Peek does and Universal Viewer works fine in this 64 bit OS.
The viewer also installs in the Context Menu so a right click will give you a look into most any file.
Problem solved   8)

---------

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,029
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: PEEK
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 04:14:14 PM »
Other solution would be using a 32bit file manager (like xplorer^2) on your 64bit OS :)
- carpe noctem