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Turn shortcut icon images into YouTube thumbnails

Q: Turn shortcut icon images into YouTube thumbnails

There?s a YouTube channel that I like a lot of the videos on. So, each time I see a video link I?m interested in, I drag the link to a folder so that Windows automatically creates a shortcut to the video. The problem is I recognize some of the videos by the thumbnail that was displaying on the YouTube page. So, that?s when I got to thinking: Is there a program out there that will cache the thumbnail image for a video link that has an accompanying thumbnail image and use that to replace the icon on said shortcut?

Yes, for a page full of shortcuts, that could take some time. However, taking into consideration the fact that YouTube now offers a variety of thumbnail sizes (LQ, MQ, HQ, & BQ), the amount of data that gets downloaded can be determined just by the size of the thumbnail.

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64.

In the MUSIC folder I have 1 folder for each artist. In each Artist folder I have 1 folder for each Album. And in each Album folder I have all the songs, with the cover art embedded in them, in every single .mp3 I have.

In folder options I've set folders to show thumbnails, not icon. So, each Album folder's icon is the album art of the .mp3 files it has inside. BUT in the MUSIC folder, all the Artist folders don't show the album arts they have inside. Their icon is not a folder's icon neither, it's like thumbnails of folders:
And I'd like them to show the thumbnails of the albums they have inside. Well, the maximum amount of images that a folder icon can show is 2, so if I have more than 1 album in an Artist folder, then the icon should be 2 random thumbnails (of 2 albums).

An example here:

I put a song (with embedded cover art) in the desktop. The archive's icon is the cover art.

Now I create a NEW FOLDER (the icon is a default folder icon) called "Album". I put there the .mp3 file. Now, the "Album" folder's icon is the cover art of the .mp3 file.

Then I create ANOTHER new folder called "Artist" (default folder icon), and I put there the "Album" folder. And here, the "Artist" folder's icon is NOT the cover art, but the icon of the image above, and I want it to show the cover art.

Notice that all album's folders have only .mp3 files, not hidden images like "folder.jpg" or anyth... Read more

A:Folder icon don't show thumbnails/images

Hi there?

How can I do this, that a "Mother" folder's icon shows cover arts embedded in the "Son" folder's icon?

-Folder A (rare folder's icon, image in the first post) contains:
--Folder B (folder's icon is the cover art of the files it has) contains:
---mp3 files with embedded cover art

I want A folder's icon to be the same as B's.

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I cleared out my pc yesterday and removed any unwanted things off of it but i think i may have deleted something i shouldn't have because when i go onto a youtube video all i see is the titles on the side with no thumbnails however there is a thumbnail completely out of place where the advertisements usually are its really annoying and strange so if anyone can help that would me muchly appreciated


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I had thumbnail images when I bought the computer. It came with windows vista, Gateway mailed me the windows 7 upgrade package. After I installed the upgrade, I lost all my thumbnail images for my video files.... This is driving me bonkers! Please help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:no thumbnails images Please help!

Welcome to Seven Forums donny9182. Try this:

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Also, make sure that Always show icons, never thumbnails isn't checked in view settings for folders

Open Windows Explorer (any folder)> Organize> Folder and search options> View tab> make sure Always show icons, never thumbnails isn't checked, if it is, uncheck it

If no help, have a look at the suggested fix on this link:


A Guy

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I always keep the box 'always show icons, never thumbnails' ticked in folder options to enhance vista performance but its a pain everytime im looking a pictures to go back & untick it
Ive been searching a way to switch between thumbnails & icons quickly after i came across a tweak to add 'toggle hidden files' into the context menu.
Please does anyone know a faster way to change icons to thumbnails ?

for anyone interested in adding 'Hidden Files Toggle' to your right click menu
Quick Access To Hidden Files, File Extensions, SelectAll - Vista, XP - Tech Support Guy Forums

A:Is there a shortcut to toggle icons & thumbnails ?

Click on the view as pane.

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Hi there!

I'm using a USB cable to transfer photos from my phone (a Nokia 6303) and before now, I have been able to see a preview of the images in the thumbnails. Now however I just get a icon of the photo editing software I use (Paint Shop Pro). I store a lot of photos on my phone and I don't want to have to copy them all to my harddrive everytime I want to sort through them! (It's probably worth noting that the thumbnail previews are showing up fine in the folders on my computer i.e. My Pictures etc).

Perhaps this is best explained with a screenshot:

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!

A:Images not previewing in thumbnails

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Hi, im writing my very first thread here.

And this is my problem. I applied a custom folder icon in regedit and for it to work you had to check "always show icons, never thumbnails" but now i cant see thumbnails on images. Like this: no thumbnails. And i really want to view thumbnails on my images.

So is there a way to have thumbnails on everything except folders?

A:Thumbnails on images, but not on folders

So what you did is you applied "always show icons, never thumbnails" on the folder containing the images?

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This isn't about the big thumbnail picture but the little icon in the thumbnail which shows the shortcut picture or the norton 360 back up icon on the thumbnail of music files.

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i had no problems till recently. when we search for a  particular item in youtube it provides a long list of it with thumbnails,but today the thumbnails (the names of the videos with a picture of it)of the youtube is not appearing.only the names of the video is there. what may be the reason?thanks

A:why youtube videos thumbnails not appearing

Try clearing your browser cache and cookies. Then just to be sure, restart your computer. See if that helps.

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Just within the past week or so, when viewing pics in windows explorer, only some of the thumbnails will show the image they are representing. Some won't. I tried rebuilding the library and doing Disk Cleanup to delete them so they'd rebuild; I've checked/unchecked the "show icons not thumbs" to see if that would kick it into showing it. Nothing has helped.
Also, maybe related, when opening up any Windows explorer window, the green bar at the top is very slow to load all the way to the right, sometimes never getting to the other side.

Windows Vista, sp2, Home Premium
quad core
64 bit

A:Solved: Some Thumbnails not showing images. Help!

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A while ago I turned off something in Windows because of weird issues happening... and I think its related to something I noticed today. In old pictures folders I no longer see thumbnails. I just see a white sheet of paper icon (well it looks like that) and the filename underneath.

How do I restore thumbnail generation within a folder and its subfolders? I've already set it to Pictures type...

A:How do I generate thumbnails for images in old folders?

Hmm, a reboot solved most of the folders...
but not all.
maybe another reboot will finish the job?

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All of a my preview for my images are gone...

I went to Google and looked up some possible solutions.

In explorer under view/options under View "Always show icons never thumbnails" is unchecked.
I also tried to choose "Restore Defaults" from there as well with no luck. Yes, I closed and re-opened
explorer after the change.

I under went under Control Panel/System/Advanced/System Properties/Performance and
made sure "Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews" was checked as well as "Show thumbnails instead of icons"
was also checked.

Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

Any help appreciated. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.

A:Previews for images (thumbnails) are gone in explorer.

Hello orlandotek,

Here are some more options to check to make sure that thumbnail previews is turned on and enabled.

Thumbnail Previews in File Explorer - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I'm running Windows 2000, and I want to be able to see JPEG images when I select "Thumbnails" under the View menu. Currently, the only images that display are Windows bit map images (BMP). I know it's possible to see JPEG windows as thumbnails under Windows 2000 because I used to have a different computer that ran 2000 and did display JPEGs. However, I got a new computer that doesn't. I'm assuming there is a way to tell Windows 2000 to display JPEG images in thumbnails, but I can't find any reference to thumbnail views in Windows help or on the Microsoft website.

Any suggestions, please?

A:Showing JPEG images in thumbnails

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I've just purchased a computer and have just put all of my files onto said computer using Windows 7. After doing so I have noticed that some of the images don't appear to have a thumbnail and are just a black image and when I go to click on the majority
of pictures I am met with the same black image. I can now no longer see my pictures which is really frustrating seeing as I have over 16,000 of them and really need a solution to this if anyone is available to help? Many Thanks

A:Images and thumbnails showing up as a being black

According to your description, it is seems like these pictures thumbnail weren't copied from original computer.
You can enable new system thumbnail for test:
Open Folder Options, then check Display file icon on thumbnails.
More information, see:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/change-folder-optionsPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I started to have this problem lately, some of my desktop image thumbnails are not showing completely ,like they are not downloaded correctly or unfinished.
It doesn't happen with all images ,but it happens pretty often.

Files affected: images - downloaded or saved on the desktop by various programs such as adobe photoshop ,photomatix HDR generated image ,mainly big image files like over 1MB.

I tried the disk cleanup thumbnail cache ,it worked recovering the unfinished thumbnails ,but it still happens again.

A restart doesn't help. And it only happens on the desktop. in folder files are fine.

Thank you.

Here's a screenshot with what's happening:

A:Desktop Thumbnails Images problem

If you can still open them fine, something is corrupt in the generation process of the thumbnail images. Have you installed any codec packages on the machine?

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- Preview-Thumbnails in YouTube’s progress bar Disappeared !!!
well, this small "tooltip" preview-video-frame which pops-up while hovering the mouse over a point in youtube's video progress bar, 
(which helps to quickly navigate to a desired position on video storyline), suddenly, DISAPPEARED!
In fact, didn't disappeared at all, but it shows as a small BLACK rectangle frame. No preview!
I can't think of anything I did to might have caused that. :\
(May be the recent update of flashplayer for Mozilla FF).
Is there some remedy/solution to it? 
Thanks a lot.

A:YouTube’s progress bar Preview-Thumbnails, Disappeared!

Does this occur using another browser?

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Vista Home Premium SP2. When browsing folders of digital photos, Explorer will load up all of the thumbnails, and as soon as it has the last one loaded, 95% of the photos will revert to the default icon and I'll end up with thumbnail views of only 2 or 3 images out of 75 or 80. If I change the thumbnail size, it'll "rescan" the folder, load all thumbs, and then revert 95% random ones back to the default icon. This makes it nearly impossible to organize my photos and is VERY annoying and problematic!

A:Explorer only displays random thumbnails of images

have you tried going to control panel (classic view) > folder options > View tab make sure. always show icons,never thumbnails. dont have a check in it. click apply.
best of luck

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I'm an new user to Photoshop CS(Windows) ... I find that in the file browser (I'm looking at RAW images) ... SOME images do not have thumbnails desplayed ... only a generic ICON ... this is maybe 15% of the images...

.... if I select one of these images I can see it in the preview window, and I can open it into Photoshop (via the Camera Raw plug-in) ... but I can't see a thumbnail in the main browsing window ...

... this makes it very difficult to select images for further editing...

... if you know how to correct this problem, or know what the cause might be, please let me know.

Thanks, Peubear

A:Photoshop CS File Browser No Thumbnails Some Images

Howdy and welcome

interesting problem

Don't have your answer but...

Are these all from the same camera/card?

The only thing that happened to me was viewing Nikon RAW/NEC files they would show generic in the browser window but not show in the preview window until I added the NEC plugin to CS


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I know that if in Folder Options I choose "Always show icons, never thumbnails' the '.thumbs' file stops being created everytime you view an image file in Explorer. But I do want to see thumbnails, or more specifically I like the idea of viewing the image of the *.jpg, *.dng etc. when in Explorer. However, what I don't like is getting a '.thumbs' file being created.
I'm sure it is possible to have one without the other but can't recall how to do so.
Thank you

A:Viewing thumbnails as images but without .thumbs file

In Windows Explorer [Win7 and earlier] go to Organize, Folder and Search Options, View tab and the first item Files and Folders and uncheck the first thing about Always show icons, never thumbnails. At least that is what works with my Win7 Ult. But then I use the Extra Large Icons view for pictures and don't get the .thumbs part.

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All my desktop shortcut have the google chrome icon at first but then after sometime turn blank white icons.
How do I change the default icon for all shortcuts in one click?

I am tired of re-installing google chrome each time. I don't know why this is happening.

A:shortcut default icon always changing back to blank icon

Hello Matt,

This may be able to restore your default shortcut arrow overlay icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

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My question is whether or not reinstalling Windows ME will solve my pictures problem, and will such a download of Windows ME include the Kodak program, Paint, and Image Preview associated with Windows ME???
BACKGROUND -- I recently did a few things that brought about a problem. I used Ultra WinCleaner 2002 which deleted many Registry entries, etc., and messed up McAfee Security which had to be reinstalled. I downloaded a PSP program but didn't complete the installation (the program was an upgrade to PSP 7.0, but I didn't have a PSP Program). After these two operations, I found that when I tried with pictures to SAVE AS .bmp the saved file was in an unknown format... thumnails and ImagePreview did not work. File Properties said the files were JPG , but the format was unknown to ImagePreview. Thinking the Kodak program that comes with Windows ME was messed up, I downloaded an Image Viewer called IrfanView and set extensions for all images to use IrfanView. IrfanView worked well , but the SAVE AS problem still existed. I cleared all the extentions from IrfanView and deleted IrfanView. Now the problem is worse and none of my pictures will open in ImagePreview at all, and I virtually can not save any pictures. Is reinstalling Windows ME a good solution and will it not delete documents, pictures, and applications?

A:Solved: Images won't Save right -- No thumbnails, No Image Preview

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Whilst on holiday, I accidently wiped all the images from my digital camera's memory card (not overly clever I admit!). When I got home I sent the card to a data recovery specialist who restored the images from the card to a DVD and sent it to me.

When I load the DVD and navigate to the pictures on my computer, however, the initial thumnails for the pictures load showing all of the details of the photo, but then seem to automatically refresh a second later, this time showing big grey-ed out areas in the photos. If I then open the images, the grey areas also appear.

It sounds a bit weird I know. But it seems that the data for the whole picture may be there given that the thumbnail initially shows the whole picture. Am I being too optimistic or is there a chance I can recover the whole of the pictures still?

Many thanks for any help anyone is able to provide.



A:Corrupt Images - Full Thumbnails; Incomplete Pictures

Do you still have the card ??
Have you written anything to it ??
And welcome to the TSG forum.

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I've been struggling to fix this for the past week or so. It first showed up on youtube. The icons for my list of subscribers was moved around or duplicated. Recently this problem shows up on all webpages that I don't go to often. It happens in Chrome, Firefox, and IE. I've reinstalled Java and Flash, updated drivers, cleared thumbnail cache, reinstalled browsers, done a system restore, swept for malware/viruses, still no dice. Any suggestions? My hardware specs are below.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16359 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 93341 MB; D: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 302013 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 6.0, Updated and Enabled

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The shortcut icons for my desktop icons are all missing and have been for about a year. I foolishly must have installed something at some point that removed the shortcut icons. I just started searching for results only to find a solution on this forum.

The problem is that the information that I need is in closed threads that no longer have the attachments that I would need to solve this issue.

The following link was the article that I found that had the correct info that I needed.

[SOLVED] Icons on desktop have 'missing file icon' instead of shortcut arrow?

If someone could please help me out with this issue (even though it has already been covered) I would be very thankful.

A:[SOLVED] 'Missing file' icon instead of shortcut icon

Hi, run the attached .zip file it will open a Lnk.reg file right click on this and select Merge. Restart your computer.


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this problem only started recently, so I must have inadvertantly changed something. When I try to open an image with windows picture and fax viewer, which is the default image viewer when I double click on the thumbnail image, I sometimes get an even smaller thumbnail, with the "window" itself only about 1" high, but across the full length of the screen. the thumbnail is a tiny 1/4" square!! it goes full size when I click on the maximize button. How can I reset it to always open full size? thank you!

A:windows picture and fax viewer sometimes opens images into tiny thumbnails.

what OS you have. you could try faststone image viewer. its a lot better

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I just read the thread http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/442323-programs-save-images-forum.html, but it seems to be closed without any solution.

I am still in search of any picture downloader or website grabber that can download images from forum (forum thread has lots of pages) that has thumbnails and images are hosted on imageshack.us and other sites.

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My PC running Vista Home Premium 32-bit had the Google re-direct virus which made my desktop wallpaper blank.

I have removed it, but I cannot change the wallpaper through Control Panel > Personalization > Desktop Background; when I look at the wallpapers stored in Windows Wallpapers, I see the file names but no thumbnails.

I have the same exact problem in my Pictures directory, none of my pictures' thumbnails show. How do I fix this?

The pictures load normally if I double click on them, I can start slideshows, etc., but they are not displaying correctly in explorer.

A:Cannot view thumbnails of images in pictures folder or when trying to change wallpape

Hi welcome to the forum.
Maybe the link below will help, or you may have already tried it:-

Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero

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At Windows 7, I created 3 program shortcuts which execute same executable. Then I changed icons for second shortcut and third shortcut. When I launched the executable from the second and third shortcut, the taskbar icon of the executable will be that of the shortcut icon instead of the executable MainForm icon. In XP and Vista, it will use MainForm icon in the taskbar. Is this the intended behaviour of Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 use shortcut icon as taskbar icon

Looks that way...

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hi. sorry if i posted in wrong section.

i have windows 10 pro x64 on my laptop with 4GB of ram.

when i open a folder which contains programs (exe files), all icons are white (empty) and it slowely generate thumbnails of icons, the main problem is: this progress repeats everytime i open the folder. i mean it doesnt save (or cache) the thumbnails of icons.

what should i do to fix it? it was ok in 8.1

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i want to turn off [for certain file types] generate thumbnails.. they are no use in video files,

ive seen the menu somewhere but cant remember where.. is it in media player classic [have that installed]

A:How to turn OFF generate thumbnails

Quote: Originally Posted by al4x

i want to turn off [for certain file types] generate thumbnails.. they are no use in video files,

ive seen the menu somewhere but cant remember where.. is it in media player classic [have that installed]

Hi al4x! Here's step-by-step instructions:

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

1. Open Windows Explorer

2. Click "Organise" and choose "Folder and Search Options".

3. Click on the "View" Tab

4. Under the "Files and Folders" heading, tick "Always show icons, never thumbnails."

5. Click Ok.

That's it!

Hope I Helped,
If a user helps you, click the scales at the top right of their post and click I Approve!

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I am using windows 10 pro. In my Laptop, when I change the folder view to Thumbnails, it will change. But when I was open a folder and return, the folders are automatically change to Details. It was happen to all my folders. Help me please.

A:Change the Icon Thumbnails to Details

We have a Windows 10 forums as well, you will be much better to ask there!
Ten Forums

Still see if this applies to W10 - Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I am using windows 10 pro. In my Laptop, when I change the folder view to Thumbnails, it will change. But when I was open a folder and return, the folders are automatically change to Details. It was happen to all my folders. Help me please.

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My Video Thumbnails in Windows (File) Explorer have gone and been replaced by the generic Icon for the program I select to play the video files (VLC, GOM etc). It's happened to my AVI and MPG files on ALL my Windows 8 PC's.

The Folder Options are set to "Display file icon on thumbnails" and the Performance Options/Visual Effects are set to "Show thumbnails instead of icons".

I tried using the "Media Preview" program but it only works on about one in a hundred icons.

If it's happening on all my PC's it must be happening to others, any clue how to fix this?

A:Video Thumbnails are gone and replaced by Icon

Hello Bazzer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually unless you are using either the Windows Photo Viewer or the default Photos app, thumbnail previews of image files may not work with the program you set as the default program even when you have thumbnail previews turned on.

To fix this, you'll need to set either program above as the default program with all of it's associations.

Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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So I go into a folder, and all the thumbnails load up slowly. Then you expect it's built up the cache so next time you go in it's instant, right? Nope! All forgotten.

Every single time I go into a folder it's reset.

I tried deleting to rebuild the cache DB files but they were all locked out, and I can't disable automatic maintenance (which may be erasing the thumbnail cache) as the option to do so isn't available in Windows 10.

Any ideas?


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Hi - I have tried several times to create a YouTube shortcut for my desktop (IE) but every time I try I get an error message "http is not a recognised file." It is saved as a favourite but I just cannot get an icon to work on the desktop. Any ideas please??

A:Solved: YouTube shortcut

Right Click on your desktop go to new & select shortcut, on the next screen type www.youtube.com don't enter http:// let windows do it automatically. Then name the shortcut whatever you want & your done. If that doesn't work let me know what browser your using because some web browsers can make a desktop icon for you.

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Is it possible to have an image added to s Favorites Bar link in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10?

See Attached (Youtube one is missing) - some have images and others do not (and have a "star").


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I was wandering around in the option menus of my Windows 8.1 where I had no business being, and I accidentally chose an option which disabled the thumbnails of my jpeg files from showing.   How do I get the Windows to show a thumbnail of the photo
inside my jpeg's, PLEASE ???

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Hi, I went on my computer today (it was already on, I just moved my mouse to get it out of 'sleep' mode), and the thumbnails on the icons on my desktop were rearranging themselves automatically every few seconds. For instance, video files would have the Firefox logo, TXT documents would have the WinRAR logo, RAR files would have the Avira logo, etc., and then in a few seconds it'd switch up all over again. Also my desktop background was alternating between the image I normally have as a wallpaper, and a blank black background. I started the task manager, and my computer was freezing up, and explorer.exe was taking up 50% CPU. Eventually I was able to end the process, start it up again, and return back to normal.

Has anyone ever experienced this type of glitch before? I looked on google and I didn't find anything. I really want to find out if this type of glitch has ever been reported before, because I am worried that it could be a symptom of a virus.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Desktop icon thumbnails continuously rearranging

First , follow the tutorial Icon Cache - Rebuild , and have a disk cleanup .

If still the situation is the same , post the topic here in System Security - Windows 7 Forums . It may be a malware issue .

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Hi everyone,

I have used a bunch of tutorials from this site over the last few years and never joined up. However, I am infuriated at windows 7 not letting me get my own way with custom icons! Infuriated enough to sign up.

All I wanted was a custom folders icon (for ALL folders) which can be done easy enough, but the catch 22, in order to do this properly, one must turn off thumbnails (organise > folder options > view > always show icons, never thumbnails).

This means you end up with a window with a couple of hundred identical jpeg/png/whatever icons... not very useful when you need a quick overview of contained images within the folder.

So, we turn the thumbnails back on, ah thats better, we can quickly see our images again! Oh wait, those disgusting yellow overlayed thumbnail folders are back!

There needs to be another option in windows 7:

Always show icons (folders only), show file thumbnails

Would be great but I can't find any way to achieve this. Even iconpackager can't do this and I bloody bought it! All that happens is that you end up with your nice custom icon, with a little bit of photo thumbnail sticking out the bottom of it, so you have to 'always show icons, never thumbnails'... well that was a waste of money!

I would install linux instead if it were more useful, changing ALL icons is easy and makes sense in that, and takes about 5mins! I have a lovely custom theme, of course, let down by those yellow folder icons that make me want to puke!

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A:How do I use custom folder icon but still get file thumbnails

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It can be done look at this tutorial Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

You need to have to icons built just right for thumbnails to show look at screenshot you need a back and a front for it to work.
Look at this thread Custom made icons [1] there are some made up in there.


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Not sure if this is a browser (latest Firefox) or Windows problem, so I'll describe the issue here.

All my program shortcuts are placed on the taskbar. The problem I'm about to describe and show, only occurs with the Firefox taskbar icon and its preview thumbnails. And will happen whether one or multiple tabs are on the tab bar. When hovering the cursor over FF's tab bar icon, and then hovering (and not clicking) the cursor over a tab's preview thumbnail, FF's window will now show several tiled FF's with the present thumbnails site on top. But, now clicking on that thumbnail, the site will open as a single site...with no evidence of the other apparently opened FF's. This only happens with the FF taskbar icon's thumbnail and not with any of the other icons on the bar.

Here are some captures of this odd occurrence:

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I had a weird problem with my folder icons. The normal folders (ones without thumbnails) appear the normal yellow photo that is the default. However, the folders with thumbnails are a different icon of gray and white. For some reason, I cannot change the icon of the folders with thumbnails back to the default, yellow folders. Can anyone help with this? I have manually tried to change it back by "Right clicking, Properties, Customize" and choosing the yellow default folder, but it isn't working.

A:How do I change back the folder icon with thumbnails?

You can try to rebuild the icon cache in windows.

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows

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Dear Everyone,
Firstly i apologize in case im posting in/on the wrong topic thread, im a newbie and idiot combined, forgive me. My questions is simply:- is it possible to create a youtube icon for my desktop and how?X

A:Is it possible to create a youtube shortcut for my desktop?

Welcome, its very easy. Good luck

Internet Shortcut

Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Forums

How to Put a Website's Shortcut on a Desktop | eHow.com

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I don't like having to press back and then selecting the next image to see it bigger.

A:'Next image' shortcut with Google Images?

Good point. The same thing frustrates me also. I hope your post attracts an solution.


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A few months ago someone forwarded me a neat performance by someone on You Tube. After viewing it and related videos I made the mistake of right clicking and creating a shortcut which I can't seem to get rid of. I have tried everything I know (which admittedly is not a great deal) to find the shortcut to delete it but to no avail. If someone out there can help me I would very much appreciate it. Thanks if you can.

A:Accidental Html Shortcut To Youtube On Desktop

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Last night before i was going to bed i was going to check my email, Thunderbird is set to automatically update on start if there are any updates.
So it started updating and all off a sudden all shortcut icon images disappeared! At the time i was to tired to fix the problem but as soon as i woke up today i have done nothing but trying to fix it. The only thing i have changed with my icons are the icon images. But that was for 8 months ago and i have never had any problems with it.
This is what the taskbar should look like.

This is what it looks like now. Also all other shortcuts in my computer have had their images changed to "this"....

The only icons in the taskbar that are not affected are the ones that are not shortcuts, but exe files.

A:Shortcut images/icons gone after thunderbird update

Hello Alexander,

You could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this update happened to hopefully fix it.

If that is not an available option, then you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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