Quicklook doesn't work anymore

fromalk

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Oct 1, 2006
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Hello everyone,

After updating to snow leopard my quicklook doesn't work anymore. Whenever i select a file and hit space the quicklook ui pops up but it doesn't actually show any content so I'm just stuck with a grey box.

I've been looking on the web the last week but can't find anything. Any ideas here maybe?

Thanks
 

pcs are junk

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Sep 28, 2009
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try updating your software. if that doesnt fix it, its not a big deal, just the next time u go to that apple store, ask them about that
 
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Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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If you are trying to look at some of the movies, Apple dropped some of the codecs from Snow Leopard ... so the only way to view them might be QT7.
 
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fromalk

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Original poster
Oct 1, 2006
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the problem isn't only with movies. It wont preview any kind of file anymore (text, picture, ....) . For me its kind of a big deal because I get a ton of e-mails per day with attachments. 50% of the time I don't need to save the attachment and I just take a quick look at it :D

I think I'll just pas by the apple store today, to bad I wanted to fix it myself

thanks a lot!
 
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danledzep

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Nov 29, 2009
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Did this problem ever get resolved, because my macs now doing the same thing. It started since i replaced the hard drive, so i don't know how this has affected it.
Quicklook works for audio files, and even plays the audio from videos, but doesn't display anything apart from the surrounding grey box.
 
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onemanrock

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Dec 4, 2009
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Did this problem ever get resolved, because my macs now doing the same thing. It started since i replaced the hard drive, so i don't know how this has affected it.
Quicklook works for audio files, and even plays the audio from videos, but doesn't display anything apart from the surrounding grey box.

AMAZING. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I downloaded and installed the 10.6.2 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL959 and I have Quicklook back. :D
 
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neon.electro

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Jan 20, 2010
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Solution posted above fixed my problem as well!

Hi,

Long story short, I had an issue where I had to restore a Time Machine backup to an external drive in order to get files from a corrupted internal drive; the Quick Look issue started there, and it continued once I restored the Time Machine backup to my internal drive.

Grabbing the Combo update fixed it. :)
 
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fromalk

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Oct 1, 2006
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hasselt : Belgium : Europe
The problem started when I had my hard drive upgraded indeed!

However my system was 100% up to date. The only solution was a complete clean install. Quicklook works fine again now ;)
 
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