PDF Viewer plugin for TC 64-bit in 2021?

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PDF Viewer plugin for TC 64-bit in 2021?

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Hello.
I like a lot how I could view PDF files inside TC.
However, none of the available plugins work anymore with Windows 64-bit as of 2021.
Please advise if there are any PDF plugins that I can use today?
Thanks.
Last edited by monstro on 2021-04-15, 14:25 UTC, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for 2021 Windows 64-bit?

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Don't know where you are looking for PDF plugins
but the SLister plugin which uses SumatraPDF is available as x64 since 2011.
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/slister.html
After installing it I suggest to replace the SumatraPDF files with the newer ones from the portable archive at
https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/prerelease.html
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for 2021 Windows 64-bit?

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Make sure to use the 64-bit SumatraPDF exe with the 64-bit plugin! It will not work with the 32-bit exe.

Another alternative would be the ulister plugin.
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for 2021 Windows 64-bit?

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Horst.Epp wrote: 2021-04-14, 15:40 UTC Don't know where you are looking for PDF plugins
but the SLister plugin which uses SumatraPDF is available as x64 since 2011.
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/slister.html
After installing it I suggest to replace the SumatraPDF files with the newer ones from the portable archive at
https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/prerelease.html
From https://www.ghisler.com/plugins.htm and https://totalcmd.net/directory/lister.html:
These are all 32bit, so they don't work with TC64:

Sumatra PDF based plugin 0.8.1, 32bit only
sLister - view more file formats, 32bit only
Sumatra PDF based plugin 0.8.1, 32bit only
MultiLister (former PDF Filter) 1.50a, 32bit only
PDFView 1.08, 32bit only
ActivePDFView 1.0, 32bit only
Sumatra PDF based plugin 0.8.1, 32bit only

sLister 1.1.2, 64bit - didn't work with SumatraPDF that comes with it, crashed TC,
after I replaced SumatraPDF exe with the latest downloaded, it worked. Thank you!

Is this the only working PDF plugin for TC 64bit?

Thanks.
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for TC 64-bit in 2021?

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PDFView 1.09 includes a 64-bit plugin (and the TC site you linked also says 32+64-bit), but it requires an installed GhostScript. And there is uLister, as already mentioned by Ghisler.

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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for TC 64-bit in 2021?

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Dalai wrote: 2021-04-15, 14:47 UTC PDFView 1.09 includes a 64-bit plugin (and the TC site you linked also says 32+64-bit), but it requires an installed GhostScript. And there is uLister, as already mentioned by Ghisler.

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On a second site it is listed only as 32bit.
Yes, I tried the 64bit version, but it doesn't work either on my PC for some reason.
Will try uLister later.
Thank you guys !!
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for 2021 Windows 64-bit?

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monstro wrote: 2021-04-15, 14:25 UTC sLister 1.1.2, 64bit - didn't work with SumatraPDF that comes with it, crashed TC,
after I replaced SumatraPDF exe with the latest downloaded, it worked. Thank you!
The included SumatraPDF binary is 10 years old and thus quite outdated. It is compressed with a run-time compressor called MPRESS (similar to UPX), which most probably is the reason why it fails to run on today's system environments.

monstro wrote: 2021-04-15, 14:25 UTC Is this the only working PDF plugin for TC 64bit?
Currently, it's the only plugin available both for 32-bit/64-bit architecture not requiring any additional software environment (like Ghost script or Oracle libraries) to work. It is a very basic plugin, that just passes the listing request from Total Commander to SumatraPDF. SumatraPDF handles the actual listing, zooming, rotating, printing, and it does this very well and quickly. Even Total Commander's quick view function (CTRL-Q] is supported.
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Re: PDF Viewer plugin for 2021 Windows 64-bit?

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monstro wrote: 2021-04-15, 14:25 UTC Is this the only working PDF plugin for TC 64bit?
Besides the mentioned ulister:
I unofficially patched and recompiled the "Sumatra PDF based plugin 0.8.1" for x64 some time ago:
viewtopic.php?p=336677#p336677

But beware that the code is quite old and might have security problems (like the 32-bit version).
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