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On macOS 10.14.6 and MS Office 16.32 (latest version), quicklook previews only show the icon for .doc and .docx files.

I have checked qlmanage, and cleared its cache:

~ qlmanage -r cache
qlmanage: call reset on cache
~ qlmanage -r
qlmanage: resetting quicklookd
~ qlmanage -m | grep microsoft
  com.microsoft.powerpoint.pot -> /System/Library/QuickLook/Office.qlgenerator (39 - loaded)
  com.microsoft.word.doc -> /System/Library/QuickLook/Office.qlgenerator (39 - loaded)
  com.microsoft.word.dot -> /System/Library/QuickLook/Office.qlgenerator (39 - loaded)
  ...

But still no joy. Most of the files are created by someone else on a PC (also running latest version of MS Office), and shared over Google Suite. Will that stop this feature from working? Are there any work-arounds?

  • Did you find any resolution to this? – Adrian Jul 16 at 13:33
  • Sadly not, @Adrian. – JGC Jul 19 at 21:28

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