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Windows Explorer crashes when in Thumbnail view

Q: Windows Explorer crashes when in Thumbnail view

anyone know why this happens? It's not all the time. Usually in folders with larger amounts of photos in them. Doesn't make any sense though. I have 1.5 gigs of RAM (PC3200 at that). I can't imagine my pc can't keep up with populating some thumbnails. Can anyone point me to some literature on this?

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Hi,

I have a folder with about 20 images and 20 folders (with avi's, images, and txt files inside).

When I initially check the disk size (while the folder is being viewed in Icons View), the disk size reads 28,415,404,695 bytes.

When I change it to Thumbnail View, the disk size increases to 28,415,444,631 bytes.

I know it's only a 39,936 byte difference but I'm just wondering where this is coming from? When I change it back to Icons View, it still reads 28,415,444,631 bytes. How do you get it back to the original 28,415,404,695 bytes?

Thanks

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Windows Explorer is not giving me a Thumbnail choice under View:



Also, in System Properties, Advanced tab, Performance button under Settings, when I check Show thumbnails instead of icons, then click Apply and OK, if I click the Performance button under Settings again, Show thumbnails instead of icons is unchecked. I can't get the change to take effect.

I suspect I changed something awhile ago but I can't remember what.

A:Windows Explorer has no Thumbnail selection under View

Hey Rich,

There wouldn't be a thumbnail preview setting in view. Instead, you would select either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to be able to see thumbnail previews.

Go ahead and make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on at both locations you mentioned to see if that may help.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder.So if I go in a folder and I set it to List-View for example,whenever I close that folder and I reopen it the view is set automatically to Details view.And this applies to every folder in my computer except Desktop.It drives me crazy,especially in my pictures folders.

Also with this problem another one came.I can't set a program to open some files,so the file associations for some files is broken.For example i can't set qTorrent to open torrent files.It just won't open them and the files apear as white documents just like I hadn't had a Torrent program installed already.I find it weird that both problems appeared together.
I previously had to reinstall windows on my machine,because of this problems.It worked normal at the begging,but today these problems appeared again.
I tried scanning SFC Scan with no result.
I hope I will get a fix here.
Thanks.

Update:I also just discovered that Metro apps are not working anymore...what the heck its wrong with my windows.

A:Windows 8.1 forgets thumbnail view in the explorer.

My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder too if I will find anything (how to solve it) I will let you know

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In certain folders in windows explorer if the option is checked View>Thumbails the folder's title appears blank - but its really not blank, if i press rename, it highlights the text. Does anyone know how I can get the titles to reappear ??
 

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Hey,

I like to navigate my media files in thumbnail view but didn't take to the changes made in vista & seven where the thumbnail is slightly skewed so as a work around to restore the view as shown in XP I convert folder images to .ico files 256x256 but have recently found new icon files I'm creating are 512x512 will 512 or 768 icons display better quality/definition in Windows Explorer or is Windows 10 the only operating system which makes use of them? Can I change a setting in Windows 7 to use higher resolution icon files what is the maximum they can use?

Thanks in advanced

A:Icon Files Displayed as Thumbnail View in Windows Explorer 256/512/768

Hi,
256x is extra large icons size as far as I know :/
If they're bigger I have no idea what will happen it might distort but all of this depends on what your dpi is set at,
We'll assume is set as 100%
Anything larger would increase the size of everything and every where
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Hi, there, this is my second request on this one. PLEEZE help. I lost my ability to view thumbnails in Explorer. I've tried View, I've tried Customize this Folder, Web settings, etc. Please someone tell me how I can get back my Thumbnail view. I work with a LOT of images, mostly .jpg, and it's frustrating to open a folder and not be able to view them all at once. I have to view them one by one on the frame on the left of the page. I had the capability, but somehow it got lost. I have not installed any image program that would have taken it out. What to do? Thanks a million! Oh, and I have Windows ME OS.
Rhinestones
 

A:No Thumbnail View In Explorer (2nd Request)?? Please?

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this past week for some reason when i'm trying to access a picture folder located on another computer's hard drive (it's networked), when in thumbnail view explorer.exe totally stops responding. it works perfectly in detailed view and other views, but with thumbnail view it doesn't function. i tried to delete a thumbs.db but there isn't one available. can someone help me out?
 

A:explorer.exe freezes when in thumbnail view

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A while ago I had an error on my PC saying that the c: drive was very low in memory. As a result, I went through a few steps of removing unused programs, defraging etc to clear up the drive. I now cannot see the thumbnails of pictures in windows explorer (i'm not sure whether this was as a result of the clean up or not). The thumbnails come up for a second and then go to the default blue icon.

I have followed all suggestions I can find on this forum and others such as checking folder options in explorer and in the performance settings, checking that windows photo gallery is default optionin registry editor etc etc and nothing has worked! Could the low memory on c:/ drive (a problem which has resurfaced again) be affecting this...?

Please help!

A:Low memory affecting thumbnail view in explorer?

When you open a folder containing pictures, select the down arrow next to View. Select medium or large icons. Does this help?

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Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

I have messed around changing some of my standard icons and have changed some associations and know am unable to view the picture of the icon in Windows Explorer in "Thumbnail" view.

What is the default File association for icons .ico?

On my Me machine they are not associated with any program. However, in Win2k the "Always use this program...." is grayed out so I can't set it to no association.

I have also downloaded and been using Ifile, IconShop and IconEdit32.

Hope I've made this somewhat clear
 

A:Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

See if IconShop or IconEdit32 either one will give you the option of associating .ico files, through their "settings" or "options". If you have an image viewer that supports .ico file extensions, you can associate them with it.

What is your default image viewer? If it has the ability to view .ico files, then you can associate them with it.

If you can't associate it through one of the programs interface, then you can do it through any Windows Explorer window.. Just click Tools in the menu at the top and choose Folder Options>File Types>then find the extension and change the program that opens it.
 

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Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

I have messed around changing some of my standard icons and have changed some associations and know am unable to view the picture of the icon in Windows Explorer in "Thumbnail" view.

What is the default File association for icons .ico?

On my Me machine they are not associated with any program. However, in Win2k the "Always use this program...." is grayed out so I can't set it to no association.

I have also downloaded and been using Ifile, IconShop and IconEdit32.

Hope I've made this somewhat clear
 

A:Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

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My problem is that in my computer with windows xp I used to always use the thumbnail view in the windows explorer to know which videos where which and also for images. But then my computer got all screwed up and I had to reformat it and install the windows xp again and downloaded all the new service packs and stuff.

But now, I go to either the windows explorer or my computer and for images I can see the thumbnails but for videos it only shows either the windows media or realplayer logo but no thumbnail image of the video. It is driving me crazy because I really need to be able to see the thumbnails in order to identity them fast instead of having to open all of them!

I have tried changing options in the folder options and everything and nothing works! Can somerone please help me out????????????????????? Thanks
 

A:Image doesn't show on thumbnail view for videos on my computer/win explorer!!!! Help?

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to WinXP forum for more response

Do you have the media files in a certain folder, say My Music, or jotted all over the place? The reason I ask, is that I have some in My Pictures, but they won't show as a preview, just the pictures will. But, if I move them to My Music, it works.

Do the media clips work okay, apart from the preview part?

Regards

eddie
 

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Hello,
I currently run the RTM 7600 Build and had come across a very strange problem.

Whenever I hover my mouse over the "Superbar" to preview the window via "thumbnail preview" (I believe that is AERO function), I get the "Explorer.exe has stopped working" and then it restarts itself, closing all open windows...

This does not happen when I switch to Windows 7 Basic Theme, so I believe it is indeed an AERO problem.

I have browsed for hours without finding a solution.
I was wondering if there is a way to reinstall or repair just the AERO part of Windows.

Any help is much appreciated.
Luke

A:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview crashes Explorer.exe

Hello Luke,

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to fix it for you without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, and then boom!, Explorer crashes. The thumbnails are not shown before crashing. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I tried setting Folder options to 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' (disables thumbnails) on the same folder with MP4 (H264) video files and Explorer doesn't crash if the MP4 thumbnails aren't shown. I tried testing in other folders containing other video formats (with 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' set to off) like .AVI/Xvid, without an MP4/H264 file, and Windows Explorer shows the thumbnails fine without crashing.

I have not currently experienced problems with other formats, only MP4/H264. The only media players that I have installed are KMPlayer and VLC Media Player which both do not install external codecs, AFAIK. The only external codec I have installed is CoreAVC, but I have been using CoreAVC for months (KMPlayer+CoreAVC is one of the first things I installed in Windows 7) without any problems (this issue just arose a few days ago).

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit.

Note: I prefer a solution that will not end up disabling video thumbnails for MP4 files. I still would like to see MP4 video thumbnails, if possible. If the video files themselves are problematic, I reckon Explorer should not crash and just not show the thumbnails.

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A:Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view

Hi,
Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

After that do system file checker:
Right click Command Prompt → run as admin → sfc /scannow

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Dear All,
One of the usefull feature of Windows XP is the folder thumbnail view ,this feature is great for folders with a lot of video files . I am wondering if it is possible to get a thumbnail view for a RealPlayer video in window explorer or other types of video ? or for geting a thumbnail view for a norma MPEG-1 file but with a diffierent file extension (without changing its extenssion to mpg or mpeg ) ?
 

A:Windows XP Thumbnail View Need Some Explanations

When viewing the file directory just click View at the top and then Thumbnail and you will have your view. If you want this as a default then click Tools then folder options and then view and then apply to all folder click OK or Apply and exit out and you are done.
 

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I'm using Windows 7 64bit and I'm running Acrobat Pro X (10). I wonder why I can't view acrobat file image in my windows explorer. I have many acrobat files so I need to see the cover page in large icons. without that I need to look through one by one. It's hard for me to find one acrobat file.
Please help me view image of acrobat file in Windows Explorer of Windows 7 64bit.

Best regards
Rumdoh

A:Can't view Thumbnail Acrobat in Windows 7 64bit

Hello rumdoh

Have a look here this might help you - Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails I used the installer and that solved my issue of pdf files not showing as thumbnails.

Danny

EDIT - This fix is for a 64 bit system. You mention 64 bit in your post but says 32 bit in your specs

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Running XP Home SP3
WMP 11

When using My Computer to view files, as it attempts to load thumbnails of .avi, or wmv. files either in the main window, or in the preview pane, many files cause the OS to freeze solid. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason, and sometimes the same file will work, then freeze the next time.

The freeze requires a "press and hold" of the power button to turn off the system. I don't get a blue screen, the existing one just locks up solid, and my cursor becomes immobile. No keys will function, nothing.

Any Ideas?
 

A:Solved: Thumbnail view of .avi, .wmv. freezes Windows XP

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Hello everyone,

My computer all of sudden stopped showing filenames in thumbnail view. All other views show both icons and filenames but thumnail view is just showing the icons.

Any help with how this is happening????

Thanks very much in advance.
 

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Hello,

I am looking for a way, either in Windows directly, or with an add-on application like Window Blinds, to change the appearance of my Taskbar. Currently, the Taskbar has icons on it for each open application, and when I hover over the application icon, the windows that are open in that application appear below my task bar as thumbnails (since I keep my taskbar on the top of the screen). However, sometimes, when Internet Explorer has too many windows open, and thus too many thumbnails to fit on the screen (horizontally), it will display a vertical list of open windows in that app. Alongside of each open window listing is the standard RED X for closing that window as well.

I would like it to display all of my program's open windows like this all of the time, regardless of how many are open. (No more thumbnails.)

This is the only thing I want to change. If someone knows how to do this in Windows or otherwise, can you please let me know?

Thanks for your help!

~Antonio

A:Display open program windows in list view NOT thumbnail

Hello Antonio,

This can help show you how to disable the taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can you print the thumbnails generated by Windows Explorer. In other words - I have a CAD application that saves the recent view of the file as a thumbnail. So when I view thumbnails, I can see each image. Any way to print this list from Windows Explorer?
 

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I have win 7 ultimate(32bit) and I installed acrobat reader 9 and foxit pro ,but I can't preview the pdf first page
in win explorer ( folder option->view> always show icon ,not thumbnail is not checked) .
I used this trick
Enable or Disable Thumbnail Preview in Windows Explorer for PDF files | Tricks-Collections.Com

but it did not work!

help me please...

A:PDF Thumbnail Preview in Windows Explorer

i got the same issue..
hlep

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When I open photos I see icons not thumbnails of photos, this only happened after I installed 8.1 free download. It is not happening with external drive! Thanks

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Hi!!

I am having a HP Laptop with Windows XP SP2 installed on it.
It contains folders containing MPEG files. By Choosing the Thumbnail View I can see 4 thumbnails in the folder view as well as individual thumbnails in the fileview of the folders. This WAS working fine.
The problem now is whenever I copy a MPEG file to another folder in the same location I cannot view the thumbnails in the folder view nor can I see the thumbnail in the file view. The Camera that I use is the Sony Handycam. I can see the thumbnails thru the Picture Viewer software given by Sony. But I cannot see the thumbnails thru Windows Explorer.

Please remember that the old files (copied from the same camera) thumbnails can be seen. This is happening for new files only.

I have checked for settings on the camera software but cannot I dont see any options for this.

Thanks for your help.....

A:No Thumbnail view

Hi sdeshpande, welcome to TSF..

have you tried:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 17 on the right???
or
Line 277 on the left???

Hope that helps

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in my thumbnail i cant see file or folder's name! why?
 

A:thumbnail view

arungoogol, If you have the view set to show Thumbnails do the following:
Open the folder to view the thumbnails. Hold the Shift key down and click on the View button and select Details.
Remove your finger from the Shift key. You should now see the file names.
Hold the Shift key down and click on the View button and select Thumbnails.
You should now see the thumbnails with the file names under them.

To turn off filenames, hold down the Shift key when you click to open a folder in Windows Explorer or when you switch into thumbnail view. This will turn of the file names, giving more space for the thumbnails. Doing it again turns them back on.

http://winonline.blogspot.com/2005/10/file-names-missing-in-thumbnail-view.html

http://www.tunexp.com/tips/customize_your_computer/turn_off_file_names_in_thumbnail_view/

Tufenuf
 

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Hi all..

As newbie on this forum I have a question I hope you can help me with.
I would like to setup thumbnail view in Windows XP style.

Problem is following: I have a 4 years old son who likes to see movies from my NAS server. My Windows 7 is connected to my TV - I browse to children movie on my NAS and my son can see on folder picture what movie he would like to see. In windows XP there is no problem - picture is clear. In Windows 7 folder icon is half opened and picture only half visible. My son is not satisfied - he is not able to see the whole picture

Is the any way to customize folder view in order to see whole picture?

I hope I made my self understandable - otherwise - I will explain again

Best regards from Denmark

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]Image capture is uploaded her:

http://yfrog.com/6hcaptureigj

A:Thumbnail view

No.

A different file manager is necessary.

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I dont have preview for mpg files!

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i have reinstalled my wind vista home premium yest
but after that
the thumbnail view for pictures didnt work well
it just show the icon on pict type
and it didnt show the preview images in thumbnail mode

please help me... to ge the thumbnail view back...

A:no thumbnail view

Hi brilianto, welcome to TSF..

this could be a permissions issue as a result of reinstalling Windows.

Follow the guide in the link below to set yourself or Administrator as owner then give yourself full permissions:
http://www.vista4beginners.com/Chang...take-ownership

Hope that helps

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After I loaded Illustrator 10 I can no longer view my pics in the thumbnail view. I tried the solutions for Thumbnail views posted by Microsoft to no avail. What else should I be looking for to find out why I cant view pics in a preview mode?
 

A:No More Thumbnail view

Have a look for a file called aiicon.dll in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Shell - is it there?
 

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Got this weird error & dunno how to fix it: I want & can see the thumbnails in Explorer but there is also an icon with the same name as the main file. The size is much smaller & when clicking on it, I get the error as you can see below. Also, if I click on a thumbnail & see the image in Windows Photo Viewer, if I click Next, it will show the error of the next icon file. Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Explorer: Thumbnail OK + Icon Error

Found a solution as this happened in only 1 folder: in Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files, then select List or Details view but NOT icons > search for thumbs.db & delete all that are deletable. Eh voila.

Applied this tutorial & love the look w/o borders & the larger previews. Thanks for that Brink: How to Change the Thumbnail Previews Border in Windows 7.

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A bit of standard background that all of you probably know:

Windows 7 comes with Windows Explorer automatically pinned as a shortcut on the Taskbar, with the icon being the folder one associated with Libraries. Each time you open a "My ..." icon from the desktop or one of the shortcuts in the Start Menu,
it will open using the Taskbar shortcut for Windows Explorer; or if you remove that shortcut, Windows Explorer will still open using the icon for Libraries in the Taskbar.

My issue:

My computer (Dell, 64-bit, Home Premium) used to work in the same way, until about a year ago; since then, quite curiously (and for whatever reason; it may have been after a System Restore or a Blue Screen of Death), when I open any one of the "My
..." shortcuts (this being WITHOUT any Windows Explorer icon pinned to the Taskbar), the icon that shows up in the Taskbar is the icon associated with whichever section of Windows Explorer that I wanted to open. The most explainable thing to
say is that when you have Windows Explorer open, each tab on the left has an icon next to it; when I navigate to a section of Windows Explorer on my computer, it shows that section's icon on the taskbar, not the default Libraries one. And when I
navigate to a different section, the icon in the Taskbar changes correspondingly. But when I pin the icon for Windows Explorer to the Taskbar, it shifts from whichever icon it is back to th... Read more

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Hello,
My computer has 2 hard drives, C with D being the backup. When I open the D: drive in Windows explorer and have thumbnails selected I get the following error message:

Cannot find ‘file:///D:/NewVersion/Include/ThirdPartCode/iFrame3rdPartCodeTotal.asp?ThirdPartCodeIDList=5|36&RandomParameter=0%2E76361594%2F19%2F2007+2%3A39%3A10+10AM’. Make sure the path of Internet address is correct.

The thumbnails and files are visible on the page and when you close the error message, explorer works fine as if nothing happened. This only happens on D: drive, and only if thumbs are selected. Does not happen in list view, etc. As an added, occasionally explorer will hang (flashlight searching) when moving back up to the "My Computer" folder.

It is an annoyance that I have been able to find little information on.

Thanks
 

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Hello Guys!

Lately I haven't been able to view the thumbnails of my videos in my folders. Most of the videos are MPEGs. It co-insided with putting Nero Buring ROM on, which hijacked all my video files to open with its' own video player. I then selected all the files and clicked the 'Open With' button and selected Windows Media Player and 'Always use this program to open this kind of file'.

Since installing Nero, I haven't had my thumbnail previews, just the Windows Media Player icon. It's really annoying, as I don't know what file is what!

Even uninstalling Nero didn't make any difference, so was it a coincidence?

What do you think maybe the problem?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you
Will
 

A:Thumbnail View Problem. Please Help!

Hello again everyone!

Is there anyone who knows about this problem?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Will
 

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Windows XP Home Edition, I have setup my folders, so that when I view my photographs, they are in thumbnail view. Often when I open the folders it has changed to filmstrips. This is easily corrected but a pain in the neck. Does anyone known why the folder changes from Thumbnail view to Filmstrip at will. Again any help would be appreciated, Thanks....Paul
 

A:Problem with thumbnail view in XP

I have the same problem and continually have to open up view and select list or whatever i want. The preference is supposed to stay put,but it doesnt for some reason...........luck to you
 

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Hello all,

I at first didn't know how to give thumbnail views to folders as I had tried every step(checking & unchecking stuff in Folder Options) but recently my friend told me to rename the image to "Folder" in order to get thumbnail view.

Now, what I want to know is if there is any way to not get a bended view of the pic. As the bended view doesn't give the full pic view.

Thanks in advance for your help

Regards
HDM

A:Folder Thumbnail View

There have been several threads on this subject. If you scroll back far enough you'll find them. But for starters, take a look at this thread: Folder Image Cover posted by BlazingInferno in this section 2 weeks ago.

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Hi,

In Windows explorer one can view images in thumbnails. For some reasons however, I need to conveniently view a number of .wmf (Windows Metafile) and .emf(Enhanced Metafile) files with thumbnails. I didn?t find it possible with Windows Explorer.
Is there a way to enable them?
Bob

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I recently purchased a new kingston flash drive. I made a small .inf file with a small .ico file to give the drive something recognizable. The problem I have is that it always starts with the thumbnails view and shows picture tasks on the right sidebar. How can I get it to open in the Icon or tiles view instead? I hate thumbnails!

A:Thumbnail view in USB Drive

If you go to View in the Menu bar and change from Thumbnails to icons, you revert back to Thumbnails when the drive is opened again?

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One of my friends is facing a strange problem. He has a 915 Intel motherboard with 1GB of RAM and runs Windows XP Professional with SP2. Whenever he makes a thumbnail view of any folder the following message box (Error) appears and the Windows Explorer shuts down and takes a restart.


To help protect your computer windows has closed this programme.
Name: Windows Explorer
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Data Execution prevention helps protect against damage from viruses and other security threats.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Error Error SignaturEvent Type: BEX P1 Explorer.exe
P2 6.0.2900.2180
P3:41107 ece
P4:Unknown
P5:0.0.0.0
p6:00000000
P7:018eb710
P8:00000005
P9:000000008
-------------------------------------------------------------
Temp\WER 3c6a.dir00\explorer.exe.mdmp
Temp\WER 3c6a.dir00\appcompat.txtClick to expand...

I tried to solve the problem by stopping the DEP but of no avail. I have already scanned the system for viruses with Macafee and Norton Antivirus. No virus was detected.I also replaced the RAMS with other ones but the problem persists. Help please!
Thanking u in advance.
 

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Any information on if this should, shouldn't work or how to enable it? I find it quite annoying that it does not work (on my machines anyway) and I can't find anything from M$ on it.

thanks,

drew
 

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Hey all, im new to this forum and basically iv just been pokin around the net trying to find an answer to my problem, but with no luck, i find myself here - so hey, im NathaN - right introZ over, heres my problem:

For as long as i can remember i have been archiving music on my hard-drive. A particular preference i have is to set the albums out in thumbnail view with a .jpg of the front cover in each sub-folder to view as the main picture (eliminating the multi-picture low-quality album art XP tends to autoselect) just by simply repeating [right-click] -> properties -> customize -> choose picture.

This is a very long winded and time consuming process which i once brought myself to do, but alas, as my music folder is on my external HDD and a difinitive drive letter had not yet been set, 1 reboot and 1 vintage ipod later and my HDD assigned a new letter, and so my settings reverted back to the original thumbnail view. After assigning my external to [Z] this is no longer an issue, but; after reading this long winded introduction, my question is... can i edit the .ini file or use some 'get' commands in visual basic/create a .bat file etc to automatically select the first .jpg image in each folder when set to thumbnail view (and how do i this). This would save a good few days of manual changes.

Thankyou for the time you wasted reading this post.


btw: running XP PRO MCE

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A:Thumbnail view query

help me keep this thread alive ppl... im kinda stuck on this one and nowhere els has been of much help. Even a link to another source/support forum would be nice.

Thankyou...

[NaZ]

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Hi everyone,

I need some help getting my thumbnails view back in My Pictures folder. When I open My pictures folder all I get is the thumbnail view from the program ACDsee and it's related icon. I can only view thumbnails when I open that program or Adobe CS-2 & Adobe Bridge or any other program but not through windows anymore. Not that it's a big deal but it helps being able to view thumbnails when I need to find or open a picture. I did a Start ( RUN ) with the following information: regsvr32 shmedia.dll & regsvr32 / shimgvw.dll for a movie related issue I was having and after that I can't recall being able to view thumbnails anymore. Can anyone please forward me any information on how to fix the issue.

My thanks to all in advance
Chris
 

A:No Thumbnail View Pictures Help.

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I dont have no preview of vids when in thumbnail view, did before. All it shows is an icon with MPG or AVI in the middle, pictures
in thumbnail view is ok... i am using GOM Player

Any suggestions
 

A:No picture when in thumbnail view

Not the actual window you will work in, but probably the same principle see screenshot. check that thumbnails as against icons is checked
 

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How to fix thumbnails to be the default view of open files is something I haven't yet been able to achieve.

The 'Folder Options' in Control Panel provides no solution to this.

I'd appreciate any help with this.

Thank you

A:How to set Thumbnail view as the default?

Well what I do is open the folder, any folder, right click an area with no icon, click view then click thumbnail, and it stays permanent
that's what I did when i had an XP.

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Hello again...
I have searched TSG for an answer to my problem and most of the threads are expired.
Here's my problem. When I open up my pictures there is no thumbnail view to choose from in right click menu, or view settings for the folders. I would like to go to my pictures and see what the pictures are in the preview side but it only shows icons. The choices are Very Large Icons down to content. The only ones that show a preview, I just discovered as I was writing this post, are the .jpg files. Now what? To see my picture is I then have to double click and then the picture opens in which ever program I have set for it to open in. To find a picture I have to open them all up. Do I have to tag all those pictures in order to tell what they are? I'm so sick of this I don't even look for my pictures on this laptop. I have to copy them to a little drive and transfer them to my desktop XP.
What's with Win 7?
Please, I would be so grateful if there was a solution.
THANKS in Advance. Deana
 

A:Solved: No Thumbnail view anywhere

Hi,
Select large icon.
Click on tools at the top left (if you can't see the menu bar above 'organize' press f10). Select folder options from the drop down menu. Click on the View tab (middle tab between general and search). Make sure the first option in the list is un-checked (always show icons never thumbnails). Hit apply and ok.

Hopefully that should sort it out, post back and let us know
 

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I've got Windows Explorer (in Windows XP) set to open all folders containing photos with a thumbnail view. This works fine. If I upload a photo from My Documents in my account, the upload dialog box opens with a thumbnail view. However, if I upload a photo from My Documents in my wife's account or if I upload from our external HD, the dialog always opens in a list view. The view setting must be changed to thumbnail. I've wasted hours playing with various folder views. Is there a way to get all upload dialogs to open with thumbnails?
 

A:Thumbnail View for Upload

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Hi

On my PC (Windows XP Home Edition) I have set the view to Thumbnail View. I get thumbnail images all image files (including Photoshop .psd files). If I highlight any thumbnail in any folder and right click my mouse I get the option to refresh the thumbnail.

My colleague (Windows XP Professional) gets thumbnail images with the exception of Photoshop .psd files and when these are highlighted and the mouse right clicked the option to refresh the thumbnail is not present.

Can anyone offer any explanation and possible cure for this phenomenon?

A:Problem with Thumbnail view

Probably because your colleague doesn?t have Photoshop installed?

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I don't mind if the thumbnails are square or rectangle, I'd just like them all to be the same as each other. Is there a way I can force the size of the video thumbnails to be the same?

A:how to choose video thumbnail size in windows explorer?

I don't think so, no.

The thumbnails are a single frame of the video, therefore they always of the same ratio as the video file.

This way you can see the aspect ratio of the video file, without having to right-click and check the details of each file.

It's "what you see is what you get".

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