Snapshot Viewer

Snapshot viewer allows you to display snapshots of reports created in Microsoft Access.

Application Details:

Version: 10
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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What works

Loading, viewing, and printing .snp files, Help and about.

What does not

The installer does not work due to a problem with extract.exe. Users need to:

  • Extract the install files with "wine snpvw.exe /c /T:snap"
  • change to the newly created directory with "cd snap/snap"
  • Use cabextract to extract
  • Run the the install proper with "wine acmsetup.exe /T *.stf

Minor alignment issues with some items

Occasional font missmatches.


What was not tested

Full testing with .snp files from all versions of Access, with all features.

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Additional Comments

Installer would work if a builtin extract.exe was produced. (Crossover does this.) You need to have printers installed and functioning before it will work. You should enable font smoothing for best results. ( )

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Sep 27 20101.2No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20091.1.21N/A Yes NoGoldRobert Backhaus 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 05 20081.1.7N/A Yes NoGoldRobert Backhaus 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9919 Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer 10.0 install fails (GetPrivateProfileString16 must only return valid key names) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Installation

You will need the "cabextract" program installed to install Snapshot Viewer.

From the command line:

  • Run the install program as follows to extract the files to a new directory called 'snap':
    • wine snpvw.exe /C /T:snap
  • Change to the newly created directory
    • cd snap/snap
  • Extract files from the extracted files
    • "cabextract"
  • Run the install proper 
    • "wine acmsetup.exe /T *.stf"
  • Follow the install until its completion. It tells you that the program did not install, but this seems to be incorrect.
  • Leave the directory and delete the install files.
    • cd ../..; rm -R snap
  • Run :
    • wine "c:\\program files\\snapshot viewer\\snapview.exe"
    • The program should run. Try to view your .snp files.
If your files do not open correctly, please consider reporting a bug so it can be fixed.


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