bringing back this thread from the dead... but still having the same issue. I'm using fastpictureviewer 1.1 (since 2.0 is not freeware anymore) and I have a couple of questions:
1. Thumbnails view is slow but succeeds. But let's say I have a folder on my desktop with cr2 files in it, it won't show the thumbnails in the folder icon.
2. I went into the options and it seems that the codec is creating a jpeg thumbnail from the file. Where are those jpeg stocked? And damn it can take a long time to wait for those thumbnails to appear!!
I was quite happy (other than the loading time) with Canon's codec in x86... why don't they realease one after years of users using 64bit OSes?! Especially power users who have powerful computers with lotsa ram.