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Windows 7 X64 and Photoshop thumbnails

Q: Windows 7 X64 and Photoshop thumbnails

Does anyone know how to make Win7 X64 display the pictures created in photoshop to be natively displayed as icons? This works fine for 32 bit without any tweaking but not with 64 bit. Has to be a way.

Any help is appreciated.

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A: Windows 7 X64 and Photoshop thumbnails

BUMP anyone?

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any way of enabling photoshop thumbnails in win 7? i kinda need it

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Not sure what you mean by Photoshop Thumbnails ...

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I have 3 HP computers, all W-XP home, and loaded with Photoshop and Irfanview.
When I browse a folder in XP, in the Thumbnail mode, – I have no thumbnail displays for my psd files.
To see the psd thumbs, I have to use the Irfanview thumbnail browser.

Yesterday, I was helping friend fix his older Dell computer and noticed that his W-XP will display his Photoshop psd thumbnails in the XP folder browser. He also has Irfanview set as his default Viewer.

I didn’t have time to try to find out why his computer will display the psd thumbs – and mine won’t,
and I'm not sure I would have known where to look.
Until now - I didn't know this was possible.

Anyone know how to turn this XP thumbnail function on, for the psd file types ??

A:Solved: Photoshop psd Thumbnails in W-XP

Thumbnail support for Windows was disabled in CS onwards by Adobe because some users found that their files were being damaged or lost. If you had PS 7 or below installed previously then the psicon.dll (that handled PSD thumbs preview in windows) will still be on the system, hence the ability to see PSD thumbnails.

Adobe has Bridge now to handle PSD & other files - I, personally, don't use it as it's a huge resource hog.

Irfanview can only see the Thumbnails of PSD files if the 'maximise compatibilty' option is checked in PS preferences (on by default), which saves a flattened composite of the image that most image viewers can see.

If you really want the thumbnails back (with the possibility of losing some of your files), then this page has information on where to get the psicon.dll file and how to get XP to load it.


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I'm not talking about PSD files here, just jpgs and other "regular" image formats. I have no problems with seeing thumbnails by default in any other software's File Open dialogs other than Photoshop (CS4 in my case). No matter what I have tried in Folder Options (yadda yadda) PS CS4 refuses to display thumbnails unless I manually choose "Icons" from the view menu once I am in the dialog. (Ideally I'd like it to automatically display Extra Large Icons.) This is driving me nuts as I work on jpg photos all day and every day. Sure I can use Bridge, but it is SO slow, or something else, but someone out there must have a fix? I can't see anything obvious in the Adobe areas of the registry and don't know enough about it to hack it myself. Grateful for any help!

I realize you can use Libraries to get thumbnails, but that's about as many clicks (or more) than File>Open>View>Ex Large thumbnails ... every single time!!

I am using Win7 x64, Photoshop CS4 x86


A:File Open dialog and thumbnails ... Photoshop

Hi Robin, here are a couple of posts that I could find related to your question.

Adobe Forums: Set thumbnail view as default in the...

How to default to thumbnails opening photoshop - FM Forums

Hope this helps!

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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 am unable to view JPG files as thumbnails. The issue began when I uninstalled Corel Software and Installed CD Burning Software. There are frames where the image should be. Any idea's. Is it a setting? I looked. When saving the image i made sure the option "view as thumbnail" was checked.


A:Unable to view thumbnails from Adobe Photoshop

At start of Photoshop, (before it open) click and hold Shift\Ctrl\Alt. (If you have a PC)
this combination of keys, will restored Photoshop.
Good Luck

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Recently I downloaded a file converter which, after installation, associated all my video files with itself. Previous to downloading this programme my .avi, .mkv files etc were all displayed simply as an icon, yet now they are all displayed as a thumbnail picture. The only solution I have found for reverting my video files back to being displayed simply as an icon is via Folder Options, 'Always show icons, never thumbnails'. However, selecting this option also disables the thumbnail preview for my .jpeg and other image files. Is there any way to disable my video files being displayed with a thumbnail whilst keeping the thumbnail preview for images? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Disabling video thumbnails whilst keeping image thumbnails enabled?

Does anybody have any ideas on this please?

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Hiya. I'm trying to disable the Thumbnails for those ugly "Live Folders". However, I can't seem to figure out how to turn them off without also disabling the thumbnails for individual image files.

Does anybody know how to disable *just* the Live Folder thumbnails?

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Hey all,

Another minor, non-life-threatening irritation:

Running Windows XP Home Edition on a PC, "5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600".

When i browse my folders on Thumbnails view, Windows seems to assign *random* pictures from throughout my hard drive to act as the thumbnail for some folders. Actually it's not totally random; when i assign a picture to act as the thumbnail for one folder, it works fine, but then a week or so later i will find that windows has used that picture as the thumbnail for some other completely unrelated folder, elsewhere on the hard drive.

I can easily fix this by right-clicking on the folder and going to:

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Choose Picture/Restore Default.

Often, that doesn't work: The properties screen will tell me that the default has been restored, for example, but when i actually look at the folder again, it hasn't actually changed anything.

But then, that problem can be solved by going to

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Change Icon.

...and re-selecting the icon that was already supposedly being used by that folder. That usually solves the problem.

This is mildly annoying, and if anyone knows a permanent fix, i'd appreciate it. But the main problem I wanted help for was for the "My Documents" folders.

The fix given above will not work for "My Documents", "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos", because the properties screens f... Read more

A:Thumbnails view: XP picks thumbnails randomly; Can't reset "My Documents" to defaults

My first worry is that I see you have not installed SP2 yet, is there a reason for that?

SP2 has a lot of fixes in it, which one could be the answer to your problems.


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Hi everyone, over the last 3 weeks my AVI thumbs slowly dissapeared. I checked the folder options and other things butthey just wont come back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows 7 Thumbnails


I think you should try this http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-thumbnail-previews-in-windows-vista-explorer/

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When I used to view my security camera video card in Vista I would get a thumbnail view of each 10 second video produced.. This made it easy to skip through each video produced and pick out the ones that I thought would be best to check. This would be watched after about a week or so of videos. Now in Windows 7 I cannot seem to find this thumbnail view. All I can see is the media player film type icon for each video. Is there any way of turning the thumbnail function back on. Hope you can help.

A:Thumbnails in Windows 7

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Sometimes when I click on a video file (to see its thumbnail in the details panel) or try to open it, the folder will freeze, and eventually explrorer.exe will quit, and restart (if not then i'd have to restart it from the task mgr) ...it seems as if it's crashing when trying to generate the preview ... sp1 doesnt fix it, turning off the thumbnail cache also doesnt help? anybody?

(only happens on video files)

A:Windows thumbnails

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I cant find what folder they're stored in any help?

A:Windows cached Thumbnails


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Why do my layered .tif files sometimes thumbnail as only one of the layers? Changing the active layers and re-saving does not help. I use Photoshop CS2 as my image editing software. When the same file is saved as a .jpg it thumbnails perfectly.

A:.tif file thumbnails in windows 7

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I have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, I just upgraded from professional, when I had professional, all of my videos had thumbnail previews. Now, just about zero do. Is there a way to get this back to the way it was before? For example, I use VLC as my default player to open vids and it is just the cone, no thumb. The same goes with WMP

A:Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

Crap, there's a way to rebuild thumbnails, maybe that's it, but I forgot how, heh. You're not exceptionally low on disk space, are you? Give me a second I'll find out about refreshing the thumbnail cache.

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My original problem was this: whenever I double-clicked on a thumbnail in Windows Explorer, the picture would open up in Paint Shop Pro but when I wanted another picture to come up in the PSP application that was already open, it would open up another PSP instead.

I thought I found a solution to this after looking online (can't remember exactly what it was now but I entered something in start, run) only now I have another problem because I can't view any thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

Can anyone help me get my thumbnails back and also solve my problem with PSP opening up lots of times for every photo I want to view? Thanks! :wave:

A:Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Okay, I've found a solution to the thumbnails not showing up - did start, run and then regsvr32 thumbvw

I'm still having several PSP's opening up when I want to view several pictures though... any ideas anyone? Please?

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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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Hi, I'm facing a really annoying and incomprehensible issue.
I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 x64 bit. Just in case you need this information, I have installed:
1. VLC 2.1.5 x64 (default audio/video player)
2. MPC-HC 1.7.7 x64
3. AIMP3
4. K-Lite Mega Codec pack 10.8.0 (which includes Icaros thumbnail plug-in)
5. I turned off Windows Media Player 12 through "Control Panel/Programs and Features"

A) Every single software is up to date, all drivers, all Windows updates... everything.
B) All the audio files (mp3 and FLAC) in my music library have embedded cover arts, which means, they all have their album art inlaid the file.
C) My music library is sorted this way: there's a folder for each different artist/band in the MUSIC folder. Inside an artist folder, there are album's folders, and inside album's folders, there are mp3's.
D) As all my audio files have embedded album arts, there's no need to put any kind of album art or image in the album folder, cause every single audio file has already embedded its cover.

Well, first of all, I WANTED to turn off Windows Media Player 12 because it creates thumbnails and a lot of useless pictures in each folder with an audio file there. That's just awful.
Everything was working fine until a month ago (I didn't have this issue a month ago). Suddenly, one day, mp3 thumbnails disappeared. If I set "View" to "Extra large icons" in a folder that contains mp3's, there are only giant VLC's icons... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 all thumbnails working, but the mp3's ones...

Try this: Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

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If I changed a picture file in Windows XP, I could go to the folder containing the file and right click on the thumbnail. The option 'Refresh thumbnails' was on the list. There doesn't seem to be this option in Windows 7. I can temporarily refresh a thumbnail. If I change the thumbnail size fron large to extra large for example, the thumbnail IS refreshed but if I change back to 'large', close and re-open the folder, the old thumbnail is back. So I now have lots of pictures with out-of-date thumbnails.

A:How do I refresh thumbnails in Windows 7?

Hi mike-holden,
You can also try the following steps:
1.     Go to Start, type folder options into the Search box and then press Enter.
2.     On the View tab, uncheck "Always show icons, never thumbnails".
3.     Click Apply and then click OK.
4.     Go to Start, type folder options into the Search box and then press Enter.
5.     On the View tab, check "Always show icons, never thumbnails".
6.     Click Apply and then click OK.
Please see if the issue can be resolved now.
In addition, it is recommended cleaning up cookies, temporary internet files and temp files. You can use Disk Cleanup to do this. (There is a "Thumbnails" option in Disk Cleanup and you can check it to clean it up.)

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Hello, I have installed Adobe Reader and pdf files are being open automatically with it when I double click them. But how do I see thumbnails (with the first page of the pdf file) in the explorer? Thank you in advance.

A:How to show PDF thumbnails in Windows 8?

Hey mate,

See if this works out for ya: Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
There is a better tutorial posted below

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I am using win7 x64 along with foxit reader v3.0
how to get pdf thumbnails in windows explorer?

A:pdf thumbnails in windows explorer??

Yeah... I upgraded to Win7 64-bit RC form Vista and this is one annoying change.. I miss the thumbnail PDF previews too. Someone help!

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For all my photos, unless I view them in "Windows Photo Gallery which is inconvenient -- I want to view them in Windows Explorer, I do not see real true thumbnails, I just see this default scene of water, green hills and sky. I have followed the instructions here Thumbnails in Windows Explorer here Default Programs - Program Default Associations (tho I wasn't thrilled about making Windows Photo Gallery my default program for JPG, I followed these instructions anyhow). I NEVER had a problem like this in XP. I'm beginning to understand why Vista has such a bad reputation. Using (or attempting to use) Vista Home Premium 64-bit, BTW, (much less important question) why doesn't my Photoshop Elements even show up as an option when I set default programs? Any help is appreciated. This problem was annoying before but to still have it after going thru all these forum instructions is really annoying.

A:Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hello Angelag, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use Open With on the file type and browse to the Photoshop Elements exe file to have it open the file type with that program by default instead.

Have you checked the View settings in Windows Explorer to see if it is set to either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to see a thumbnail preview of the file image as the icon?

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when I browse folders in WinXP, and select the Thumbnails option, nothing is turning up.
the files are there, but without the images.

Does anyone have any idea about this?


A:Thumbnails Not Displaying In Windows (?)

Moving this to the XP forum. ~ OB

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When I click on thumbnail view in windows explorer I don't see the pictures just the name of the file and a placeholder?

A:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer

What OS?

See if the link to restore thumbnails on the right side of this page 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. All thumbnails for pics on windows folders have recently disappeared. I have double checked all folder and performance settings and tried repairing Windows photo gallery, deleting thumbnails cache, restoring pc to previous state, changing file associations etc etc. No joy.

When I open the pictures folder, thumbnails appear briefly and then quickly revert to icons. "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is definitely unchecked.

I have successfully installed another picture browser which works fine when I work through it directly, unfortunately I still need thumbnails on the standard windows folders for selecting & uploading pics online, which is an important part of my business.

Anyone any suggestions? I have already tried all the suggestions for similar problems I have found on the forums but nothing so far has made any difference.

A:Windows Photo Gallery No Thumbnails

Maybe, you should check to see if they are properly turned on
Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

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Good morning all..

How do i look at the actual images when i choose thumbnails in windows.

I used to be able to see the pictures when i chose the thumbnail options, but all i see now is the type of icon they are. for ex. the gif or jpeg icon.

I don't know if i did something or not.


A:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer


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Hello,recently I noticed neither my Windows picture and fax viewer nor my thumbnail folder views are working. Double clicking on a file to open it with the default winpic&fax viewer results in nothing, nor does choosing it from an "open with.." menu on another picture type. Switching to thumbnail view does not generate a thumbnail.db file (yes I have caching on) nor do the thumbnails themselves show anything other than a generic placeholder.The tricky part is, the solution all over the internet of regsvr32 shimgvw.dll in all its iterations does not fix the problem.I'm pretty good with computers, which is to say I'm competent and familiar with them. I'm pretty sure my computer's clean of any type of virus or malware that could be causing this. I've run:avastdrweb cureitsuperantispywaremalwarebyteswindows defenderpavark antirootkitin the past day just to be sure. They've found nothing. I've tried unregistering shmedia & shimgvw, copying them from i386, replacing them from a recovery disc, replacing them from another computer - nothing. I've tried repairing the registry - nothing.I cannot for the life of me fix this problem and everywhere else I've searched seems to need no further than the registering of that dll, but apparently I do. I found one old thread on this site where the problem might have been an automatic office xp update, and I did have one that was downloaded and installed on 8-18-09...however it can'... Read more

A:Windows Picture Viewer/thumbnails

Can you right-click a file, choose Open With and nominate picture and fax viewer?

Thumbs, open Folder Options/View. Is "Do not cache thumbnails" ticked?

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I'm getting more and more used to Windows 7. Generally I like to see everything as files and folders; I don't care to see photos as thumbnails. I like to see file name (with extension), size, date, etc. How do I do this in windows 7.


A:windows explorer: want file name not thumbnails

use details view?

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I would like to know how to get back the thumbnail view for FLV files in my Windows folders. I used to see a preview of the video (first frame I believe). But now they are no longer there. I did install a new versin of the K-Lite codecs and I think this removed the thumbnail preview. I have tried uninstalling the codecs, deleting the thumbs.db file with no luck.

A:Thumbnails for FLV files in Windows folders

Well, I am quite surprised that no one has stepped in on this one.

The solution was actually very simple. When I upgraded the K-Lite codec pack, I uninstalled the old one first. The new one had the same features (plus more) but some were not default when before they were.

Problem solved.

Thanks to all who looked.

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Not matter how many times I let Explorer build the thumbnails, after any reboot or shutdown/power-on the thumbnails get erased and I have to rebuild them again. It happens with all images and videos the same. Any idea why is this happening?

IMO, Windows 8 is definitely cool, but it has some rough edges that should've been ironed out before prime time.

A:Windows Explorer Thumbnails not getting saved

I too experience these behaviour. everytime I open Explorer (File Explorer on Windows 8) it always loads the thumbnails it doesn't save...

any ideas guys?

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New to the forum so I'll write my "Comment" in two ways.

(Skip if you hate emotional back-story)Long Version:
I've used XP for going on years now and switched to Vista about 9 months ago. First thing I had to do was remake all my folder thumbnails. I'm a real lover of pictures, I really am. I usually make a individual folder per artist, put the artist's face as the thumbnail, and stuff as much of their works as I can get my hands on into said folder. In XP this was nice and easy, I had the face take up the whole folder and it was easy to remember each person. With Vista it got annoying as my images were placed at a slant and when they were cached they often got lost and started to migrate to other folder (And when you have a public computer with password protected folders for your non-worksafe artists that migrate to your safe folders and replace thumbnails THIS CAN BECOME A REAL PROBLEM). For Windows 7 though I'm stuck...I really am. Somehow or another my folders now hate me and choose to disobeadiantly choose their own thumbnails, at a slanted angle, with 2 or so images stacked together, change when new images are added, and it has made it really hard to see and remember my folders now. Why was such a wonderful feature eliminated to such an extent that it now feels in the way to have the folder not be represented by a single image?

(Read if you want to get to the point)Short Version:
I have many picture folders and want to display the artists of said folders... Read more

A:Windows and Folder Thumbnails (Or lack there of)

Quote: Originally Posted by CasualPaper

(*After Muddling Around) I found the way to put the customize tab on my folder but they are still being belligerent and choose not to use the picture I assign to them and instead just continue to use their own.
Basically, I choose a picture to assign, click apply/ok, exit properties and the image doesn't change.

Not working here either.

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I can display thumbnails in windows explorer for my C drive pictures and have Windows photo viewer as default. However when I look at my External drive where my windows backup is stored I can only see icons. Have I missed something?

A:Windows backup does not display thumbnails.

Welcome to TGS.
Can you set to view as "Extra Large Icons" or "Large Icons" in here (Look attachment)
If no, what is shown there?
Post an screenshot

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Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer, seems you need to download the latest Directx SDK
I have Direct x11:
Operating System: Windows 7 ?dition Int?grale 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 880 @ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12248MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphic: Geforce GTX 460

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much for your time

A:Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer

I don't see how DirectX is involved in displaying HDR images. Where are you getting that notion?

What are the extensions on the files you are trying to thumbnail?

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When I open Windows Explorer I and go to my Picture File, the Thumbnails don't always show correctly. I can open Windows Explore and see no Thumbnails displayed but if I open another copy, it's better but not all come up. I have multiple folders, some display no thumbnails (a blank white sheet), others show a few and others show more. I also get a green bar at the top that never finishes. Sometimes, I open Explorer, and if I try to expand the Folder Tree on the left panel it won't expand, The Files are on an External Flash Drive. I've tried many troubleshooting searches for the problem so yes, I have the Folder Option, "View" set to "Display thumbnails." This is a recent problem. One last thing, the computer seems as it's freezing and not updating the thumbnails, but currently the CPU usage is only 4% under Task Manager.

A:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

Did you make any changes to your Windows Operating System recently? Sounds like the aftermath of a "tune up" that went wrong.
That being said, the data that has no thumbnails.... can you open them and view the data, I'm curious to know if it's corrupted.

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I have been fighting with this since I purchased this notebook with Windows 7 in 2010.
I do a lot of photo editing.  I may have around 40K image files on my computer.  When I am doing a lot of editing, a problem arises as the thumbnails do not update in window explorer.  So, if I am working on several images and will open and reopen files, if I have made an improvement on a file, the thumbnail will not update and it gets confusing trying to find a picture that I have just edited.
I have sought suggestions on this issue a dozen different times.  When I troll through forums, this is a  common problem.
Here's a spoiler alert ... cleaning the thumbnail cache does not fix the problem. Matter of fact, here is a classic "cookbook" recipe on how to fix this from another forum ... 
As usual, the answer is never found and the solutions move from the sublime to the ridiculous.  
Since Bleeping is my favorite stop, I thought I would seek an answer here rather than letting Google find another false positive to my question.

A:Updating thumbnails in Windows Explorer

My experience is that the thumbnails reflected by Explorer view...only update when the folder/Explorer window is opened. 
I suppose that using a photo album, rather than explorer, might result in the desired updated images you seek.
I tend to give any edited image a new filename, keeping track of them in that manner while also retaining my originals.

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A month ago Windows forced an Update. At the end of it it asked me to run a disk error check - the one with the black box. At the end of this it showed a Codec error which no one including my professional IT support people have been able to fix. When I rebooted all my jpg thumbnail previews had disappeared and were substituted by standard Microsoft icons. I have read and tested every fix I have seen on the web and none work. My IT support people have had the computer for hours and run Tweaking.com and have not fixed it. We have run three different anti virus tools plus Eset and they find nothing. In addition the Windows 10 update will not download and fails and Skype will not update. As I use images for my business and cannot identify them except by file name this is a disaster. My IT support suggest a new computer but it is running fine. this appears to be a software issue

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hi guys,

got a rather annoying problem i was hoping you could help with...

my avi thumbnails are not generating correctly on my windows 7 64bit installation. they generate using the first frame from each video so are therefore often black. i had this problem on vista x64 and solved it using the 64bit vista codec pack. this does not seem to fix the problem on windows 7

any idea how i can get my thumbnails to work correctly?? i understand its a beta and there isn't a lot of support for it but its rather annoying me when i use my windows 7 boot


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I have a rather large (seriously large) collection of anime/manga stuff on my computer, what I used to like to do in WinXP was take a cover pic and slap it on the folder icon so that I could recognize files at-a-glance..

Now the thing is, and I had this problem in Windows Vista also, by the time I get to the couple hundredth file thumbnail, Windows 7 starts forgetting the thumbnails that I'd already set and putting random ones back on the files I've already done..

Is there a way to get Windows to 'remember' my custom thumbnails?

Also I tried a trick I found to deny Windows permissions to the thumbnail's database, it didn't work for this problem..

I'm currently downloading a copy of Linux hoping that it's easier to customize/navigate these hundreds of folders. -_-

EDIT: I downloaded "Ubuntu Linux" and I'm tempted to mark this topic "Solved" but I'll leave it open and see if anyone can answer this... I feel like a fool for not trying out Linux sooner, I'm going to use it for all my picture archiving/browsing.

A:Windows 'forgetting' folder thumbnails.

Are you using any "cleaning" programs that supposedly clean your system by removing unneeded files and folders? Even Disk Cleanup will remove those files if you don't onopt it.

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I go to the start menu and type in gpedit.msc and hit enter and nothing happens, is there another way to get rid of windows 7 thumb nails? They r driving me crazy. The attached pic shows u what happens when I type gpedit.msc

A:Windows 7 home cant remove thumbnails

Gpedit is not available in Windows 7 Home premium. take a look at this thread Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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Hello Sir, I m using Windows 8.1 and i m getting one issue.. Video file Thumbnails not showing in My Laptop.. Check screenshot ::-
In This ScreenShot .avi and .mp4 File exist.. But not showing thumbnails.. Please help.. And here is My Thumbnails View Setting ::-
Please give me solution what to do now.. Please.. Hope You guyss Reply soon...


A:Video File Thumbnails Not Showing In Windows 8.1

hello ,And welcome to eightfourms in the directory folder you have posted the picture of ,go to view and try settinh to large icon, looks like you may have it set to details or list ect ect

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Is there any way to change the thumbnail that Windows Media Player (11) uses for video files when viewing my library? It seems to just pick a random frame from the movie, which isn't super helpful. Ideally, I could replace it with the box art for the DVD for example. This file must be saved or embedded somewhere. Any ideas? Thanks in advnace!

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They used to. Now all that appears when View is set to "thumbnails" is the Adobe PDF icon.

I used both Jaws PDF Creator and Acrobat 6 to create the PDFs, still no thumbnails appear in Windows Explorer, or in PowerDesk.

What might be the problem?

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It first started to happen only in my pictures but now has occurred in my documents or any other folder with pics or videos. If I view files in list view everything is ok but I don't like this view. When my documents open in thumbnail view, it takes only a few second for that "we are sorry for the inconvenience" message to show up and so I press don't send which closes windows explorer. I copied all files in my documents into a external hard drive and the same thing happened.

Is there a corrupt file causing this? is so then how do I find it. I have tried scannow in cmd which didn't work.

Or is the problem with windows xp files?


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hi there, and Happy Holidays

Until very recently, the thumbnails feature worked well, and all of a sudden it doesn't anymore.
I selected task bar properties, but the option to Show windows previews (thumbnails)' is greyed out.

May I kindly ask how to fix this issue?

thanks, cheers
peter g

A:Show windows previews (thumbnails) in Vista

Do your other programs (such as IE or Firefox) have a transparent title bar (where the minimize, maximize, and close buttons are) when not maximized? If not, and its just a light blue, then you probably don't have Windows Aero running. Windows Aero is the "Eye Candy" for Vista, some older programs need this disabled to run properly. For instructions on how to enable Aero, try these:


If you are unable to do this let me know

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I have Win 7 64-bit machine and all of a sudden some image file thumbnails show, and some do not. I have logged in as a different user on the machine and problem still occurs. Other machines on my network do not have this problem. I have tried the following below, but still no fix. Any suggestions without having to wipe the machine?

1. Folder Options: Always show icons, never thumbnails is unchecked
2. Disk cleanup
3. Reset Folders

A:Windows Explorer: Some image thumbnails do not load.

Hello WonderBot,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help if it may have gotten corrupted.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Hope this helps,

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