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Q: No picture when in thumbnail view

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

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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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I recently copied photos from my DVD to my computer which runs XP SP2 . When I open the folder in File Explorer it shows the photos in all views ( it shows the photo clearly as it is in thumb nail view). But when I double click (Open using default editor) the photo, it does not display the photo but shows a small icon 'X" in the screen.
Can someone help. Not sure what the problem is.

some other issues
1) First time when i open after copying the photos it shows all the photos but later when i open it shows a few of them and others are shown with X icon.
2) is there any impact if I use a file wiper tool such as Glarys utilities or CCleaner? does it corrupt the photos?

A:saved photos showing in thumbnail view but not in photoeditor (picture manager etc)

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I downloaded many large full sized picture files, I used the included default Microsoft Picture Viewer to view them and they filled the screen,
I saved them as JPEG, and the huge files are now Only small files /
thumbnails when I go to view them.

Is there a way to turn ON and mainly - Turn off a thumbnail View / Save

I want the big full file, not just a thumbnail / small picture
the downloads were Megabytes - the resulting saves are now tiny kb's

Are my original large files gone ?? - that was a lot of downloading


A:Are JPEG pictures viewed and saved with Picture Viewer defaults to Thumbnail view ??

Hope this helps http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...in-windows-xp/

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It seems ive tried different options and i still cant get to see a preview of the picture i have highlighted, i have to open it fully in order to see what it is .anyway to change this?

windows 7 btw

A:How do i get my picture icons to show the actual picture thumbnail?

Have a look at this tutorial Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
Try this tutorial if preview is turn on Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

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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?


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I've had this problem before in Windows XP but don't know what to do with it in Vista. My pictures all come through properly but when I went to help, I am finding a red x (in a box) next to the graphic image for the subject I am in.

Had problems with the "Com Surrogate not working error" and have it solved by uninstalling the current DivX, Nero, and Urge. Have not had the problem since. I did upgrade to the most current DivX so I don't think that is the problem.

Any help would sure be appreciated.

A:Red X On Picture Thumbnail In Help

hi jazzman
not sure in vista but in xp
when anything like that happens i just right click and select show picture
hope that helps

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Hi everyone, can someone please explain why my malwarebytes thumbnail has lost its picture to the right of the firefox icon and how i can get it back. This happened after i turned off my pc then turned it back on again??


A:Thumbnail picture

Have you tried deleting the shortcut and adding it back again?

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When I save movie clips to a folder, some have a thumview of the movie and some (most) do not.

I must have done something to change this because it used to be that I could download 20 or 30 movie clips and they would all show a picture in the thumbnail view.

As I said, now only a few would show the picture representing the clip.

I have tried all the view settings, folder customizations etc.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I am running on Windows XP Pro SP2


A:no thumbnail picture for some movies

check the format of the clips, the clips which show are probably differant formats to the ones which don't. Could you post the formats? (This is like .avi)

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So, once upon a time, I was able to see the very first frame of my movie files. Which helped drastically when I was needing to span together .VOB files or the likes. Now however, all I get the the application thumbnail.

I want to know what I need to change back so I can see the thumbnails as being the first frame of the video files.


Thanks again so much everyone.

A:Seeing a picture of the movie thumbnail

Two things.
Make sure the folder view is set to Thumbnails.
Right click in a blank area of the open folder, click Properties>Customize tab and set the What kind of folder do you want? to video.
Hope one of them works for you.

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How do you email a thumbnail. I have been requested to send a thumbnail picture. It should be 81 pixels deep and in .jpg format. I know how to attach a .jpg picture to my email, but do not understand how to attach or send a "thumbnail" as a picture. I will also be sending a regular .jpg of the picture to the same person. Please help.

A:email a thumbnail picture

A "thumbnail" is essentially just a small stamp-size version of a regular-size picture. If the recipient wants a thumbnail of a specific size (81 x 81 ppi), open the regular-size picture in a graphics editor (eg Photoshop Elements). Choose "Resize", change the existing ppi values to 81 x 81, then save with a new filename in the same folder as the regular-size picture.

Now, open your email client software and attach both the regular and the small thumbnail picture.

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After editing video file and saved the new file, the thumbnail appears black. How do I get a frame to appear in thumbnail?

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Hi, for some reason the picture of the 2nd. HDD doesn`t appear only the white thing whit dots on it..but the HDD is working good. It`s there any way i can recover the pic. of the thumbnail back?

A:Picture of the E: HDD thumbnail is missing

Try refreshing the icon cache. Might work.


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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

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A:Thumbnail view


A different file manager is necessary.

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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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I dont have preview for mpg files!

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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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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.




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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:

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

Hope that helps

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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:

Hope that helps

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Hi all,

Relatively simple problem, I have just explained it in great detail do please give a read

I was just wondering how I would go about setting the picture on a folder to be what I want, but to have it set, like using a .dat file or something.. What I am trying to do is organize my music collection, which is quite large, and I want to set the cd covers for each album as the picture on the folder. I know how to do it normally (right click>properties>customize>choose file), but sometimes the picture won't stay there, so if I go back to the location of that folder again, it will just be a normal yellow folder, or have a picture of the audio symbol (because there are audio files in the folder). I would like to be able to 'hardwire' it as such, and make it always show the picture I want, regardless of anything else that happens.

I have all my music on an external hard drive which I don't keep plugged in, only when I want to listen to music. As the location of this post would suggest, I have Vista, Home Premium.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated


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i just installed windows 7. and i just noticed that when i open a folder with my nikon pictures in it. it dont show the picture in the thumbnail. just says NEF. is there a way to set it so it will show the pic as a thumbnail? when i had vista it would show up?

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My customized folders thumbnail picture(folder picture in thumbnail view) disappear when I copy folder to a different drive (or even different location on same drive).
Anybody knows how to retain the customized settings or force XP to display manually added thumbnail? I want to be able to ad a picture as a folder’s thumbnail ONCE and have it there forever when I copy and move the folder. It seems to me that this is the idea of customization folders. Why doesn’t it work?

A:Why does folder's thumbnail picture disappear?

Welcome to TSG!

Windows stores folder customizations in the registry for each folder. Part of that info includes the full path to the folder, so if you move or copy it, the resulting folder is a totally different folder.

If you don't Customize the folder, Windows will use the first 4 images it finds in the folder (and it's subfolders) and displays them on the icon. You can also specify one image by saving the picture you want to use in the root of the folder named folder.jpg or folder.gif. Be sure to click Use Default on the Customize tab to start using one of these files.



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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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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

A:No Thumbnail View Pictures Help.

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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

A:Thumbnail View Problem. Please Help!

Hello again everyone!

Is there anyone who knows about this problem?

Any help would be much appreciated.



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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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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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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.



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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?

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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
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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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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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 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

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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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

i did manage to find where i think the info about the thumbnails is stored in the regist... Read more

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.



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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


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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I've developed a weird problem that maybe someone can help me solve: about a week ago, all of a sudden, when I went into Windows Explorer and then clicked on My Documents and then Thumbnail view. The text describing the folders and documents was missing! The same thing happened in My Pictures. However, both of these folders will display the titles in any other view (list, icon, etc). I have customized these files with photos from their contents for thumbnail view, but I did that many months ago, and I still had the title text then. My Documents and My Pictures are the only two folders that do this. All others in thumbnail show the title text. I haven't been able to figure out how to fix this. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Pekstrom

A:Missing Text in Thumbnail view

Quick answer: hold down the shift key while opening the folder.

Full details here (page 3 of 4, page links at the bottom if you want to read the full article).

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On XP professional , problem is the height of thumbnail pane height size is small and large preview area on filmstrip view.So to check the thumbnails i have to side scroll , seeing either the file name are part of picture in thumbnail.Searched on net ,no where fix for thumbnail size on filmstrip view mentioned,but size adjustment thumbnail on thumbnail view is only mentioned which i am not talking.
look at the attachment for what i meant.

Any suggestions on correcting registry key about this.
Thanks in advance

A:thumbnail size in filmstrip view

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I used to be able to see my photos in a thumbnail view inside their folders. I would open the folder and click on View and select either Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large Icons and I would see the actual photo. Now, all is see is a cartoon type icon of two spruce trees for every photo. Is There any way to be able to view actual thumbnails of the photos? Input is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Thumbnail View For Photos

What program have you installed that has this icon?
It has set your image default program to this program.

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Up til recently, when I'm in Windows Explorer and looking at files in Thumbnail View, I hover the mouse over the file and a pop up window appears showing the Type, the Size, and the Date the file was created. For some reason now, only the Type and the Size show, but not the Date! Is there some way to fix?

A:Thumbnail view popup description

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Hi, I know how to set every single folder in xp to one view, but what I want is for just folders with images to do so....is that possible? If not, what is the best compromise?

It gets tiring having to constantly change to folder view on every folder of images I open up...


A:How do i set a folder to always display thumbnail view

Go into Folder Options>View tab and checkmark "Remember each folder's view settings", click Apply/OK. Then go into the folder click View and checkmark Thumbnails.


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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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I used to be able to view my photos stored in various photos by clicking on View -- small, medium, large or extra large icon. Now, all I can see is the same icon for every photo which is an animated picture of two spruce trees with a blue sky background. Is there any way to be able to see the actual photos in a thumbnail view? Thanks for any input.

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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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Can someone tell me why I get this when I hover over Icon to get thumbnail? It dosn't show the open window . Only that busy thingy.

A:Thumbnail view not working properly

Quote: Originally Posted by DanFriday

Can someone tell me why I get this when I hover over Icon to get thumbnail? It dosn't show the open window . Only that busy thingy.

What browser? FF? I have seen this frequently in FF.

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Hi, I recently installed a program on my windows 2000 professional which changed all my jpg association. I am trying to revert it back so that it would thumbnail as before. How do I do this? at least thumbnail it automatically.


A:Solved: Thumbnail View Lost

Well the preview fix (#6 on the list) found here will fix it in windows 95, 98, and ME but i'm not sure about 2000 although i'll bet it'll work. If you download it first unzip it and then put the .reg file on your desktop and double click on it. You may want to first back up your registry just to be safe. You can add the info manually if you want. Open that .reg file in Notepad and it'll show you what to add. Open regedit and click the plus sign next to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and then scroll down to one of your file extensions that will preview such as .gif and add the same keys and values you see there to the .jpg extension.

In case you don't know, to reassociate your .jpg files right click on one while holding the shift key down and select 'Open With' on the menu. When the screen pops up scroll down and click once on either Explorer or IExplore (doesn't matter) to highlight it and then place a check in the little box where it says "always use this program etc..." and then click ok. Your pics should now open in a browser window. You can always change it to another program such as a photo editor using the same method.

[Edited by Kento on 03-20-2001 at 11:24 PM]

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I had some trouble with my Desktop and have experimented with the themes. I have now lost the ability to show thumbnails of windows of the apps I have opened with a mouse over on the Taskbar

How can I view these thumbnails again..

Thank you...

A:How can I view Application Thumbnail on the Taskbar

Hello weka

I think this is what you are looking for - Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable


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