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Q: Thumbnails in pictures are not showing pictures

I have to open every picture individually to see what picture is in that specific folder, then, each picture. I have no idea what is going on... Any suggestions?

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A: Thumbnails in pictures are not showing pictures

Hi Robyn, Welcome to SevenForums.

Sorry if i have misread your issue but you could try...

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

1. Open up Windows Explorer
2. Click on the down arrow next to Organize, which is located under the Back and Forward navigation buttons.
3. Select Folder and search options
4. Under the View tab, uncheck the first option "Always show icons, never thumbnails"

Hope this helps.


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I inadvertantly semi installed a photo editor prog off the Office Premium disk (i have now uninstalled it) this meant all my JPEG files then wanted the Office CD to open the file.

I have since put the file association back to normal (IE) but now the Thumbnails view is not working for JPEGS in the My Picture folder.
Bitmaps work but in the JPEG boxes I just get the JPEG file icon and not the actual thumbnail,

any ideas?

A:W2K stopped showing JPG thumbnails in MY Pictures folder.

go to view menu and select thumbnails.

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I just went into my pictures and while I was looking for a few certain pictures in the filmstirp view I noticed I have a buch of older pictures where the thumbnail shown at the bottom isn't of the picture in the filmstrip view or the name of the picture.

Any idea why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks

A:Thumbnails in My Pictures don't match the pictures

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I'm not getting any thumbnails showing for any of my pictures, .jpg, .bmp, .png, etc.

I tried deleting C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Local\IconCache.db then rebooting, no change.

I suspect I turned something off to see how but forgot to turn it back on. How do I get thumbnails to show for my pictures again.

I looked through gpedit but did not notice anything.

This is what I'm seeing. I can change the icon that shows by changing the default program.

A:No thumbnails for pictures

Hey Rich,

Double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews enabled.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

If you do, then double check to make sure that you have either the modern Photos app (default) or Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program for all of it's associations.

Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

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I use WIN XP Pro and all my folders in Win Explorer opens up in the details view and that's OK. What I would like is to have just My Pictures folders and sub folders open in a thumbnail view.
My question is is there a way to select just the folders and sub folders in My Pictures to open in thumbnails without doing each sub folder one at a time?

A:Thumbnails in My Pictures

Just select the view you want to from the Views icon drop-down and then it should open that way from then on. There is another option but it is s global setting for all.

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I use WIN XP Pro and all my folders in Win Explorer opens up in the details view and that's OK. What I would like is to have just My Pictures folders and sub folders open in a thumbnail view.
My question is is there a way to select just the folders and sub folders in My Pictures to open in thumbnails without doing each sub folder one at a time?

A:Thumbnails In My Pictures Folders

I think this may work:Click Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View (tab). Then check (enable) the checkbox for "Remember each folder's view settings".After that, the system should use/apply the view setting that you most recently used in any particular folder (on a folder-by-folder basis).

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I went into My documents to view pictures. I had the view option Thumbnails. It shows the icon but when I go to preview it says "no preview available". Some of the pics do show up but the majority don't. What do I do? I am so upset because I never saved them. What would cause this and how can I open them?

I am using Windows XP - Dell Inspiron.... Please help me if you can!!!

A:Can't view pictures - but thumbnails appear

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I recently had a hard drive failure so installed a new hard drive. I have a Casper clone, so used that and all went well. Then I wanted to use a graphic in an e-mail and there were no thumbnails, just identifying info. I have tried what has been suggested and nothing seems to work. That first one about thumbnails is unchecked. Any suggestions?

A:Thumbnails won't show in My Pictures

Check out the following tutorial as well as the thread that follows it for ideas on how to enable this feature and for some additional troubleshooting ideas if the tutorial itself doesn't do the trick: Thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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i have tried many things but nothing seems to work. My pictures in my pictures folder are shown as icons instead of thumbnails. i have made sure thumbnail in selected and everything, i suspect it maybe some sort of virus. PLZ HELP

A:My Pictures Are Icons Instead of Thumbnails!!

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EXPLORER previously allowed me to see my pictures as miniatures for the whole folder simultaneously. Suddenly , without apparent reason, it refused to show miniatures any more. How can I restore?

A:Thumbnails as pictures in Win2000

Is the View set to show thumbnails?
If the View is set to show Thumbnails, see MS Article 243401.

If you are not sure about editing the registry, this Preview Thumbnail Fix will do the editing for you. Download #6 on that page, unzip it, then double click the .reg file.

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hello All x
I have a problem viewing my pictures as thumbnails.
Everything was ok until a couple of weeks ago and I tried to upload a photo. I could not see the thumbnail in my pictures albums to ensure I was uploading the correct one.
I have tried changing the size etc to no avail.
As i am partially disabled and cannot use my hands effectively this extra work on my fingers is causing me much pain and restricting my ability to use my laptop effectively
Thank you for any assistance you can afford me in this enquiry
God bless x

A:Cannot view pictures as thumbnails in my albums

You can try opening your pictures folder. Click Organize in the top left corner then click Folder and Search options. Click the view tab and see if the "always show icons, never thumbnails" is checked. Uncheck it if it is.

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My machine runs WindowsXP and, a couple of weeks ago, I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled WindowsXP from scratch. I had saved my digital pictures onto a CD and, once the reinstall was done, loaded them back onto the computer. They don't "present" in the way they did. They take an age to load with the thumbnails showing parts of pictures or part of picture titles. Some thumbnails don't show a miniature picture at all but display one of the universal pictures that looks like a sheet of paper with the top right corner turned back and a coloured rectangle in the middle.

I have tried "refresh thumbnails" and that's o.k. while I'm in thatt folder. However, if I close it off and reopen the folder later the problem is still there - plus it's still slow to load the pictures.

Any ideas?

A:My Pictures - Slow + Small Thumbnails

If you've got photoshop installed, it could be a problem with PS parsing the thumbnail images instead of just letting Explorer do it. On any one of your images that its doing this with, right-click on it and go to Properties. Select the Photoshop Image tab, and uncheck Generate Thumbnails. This should fix the problem. If that's not the issue, then I'm afraid I'm not any more help for ya.

Btw, I only made this account to respond here, because it took me days to figure out what the problem was and I don't think anyone else should have to suffer through that struggle. lol

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im using windows XP and ive recentlly built a new computer. I've transfered my photos from the old PC to the new one but all i can see in 'my pictures' is an icon with a frame and a paintbrush on it.
How can i see them as thumbnails?
please help!!

A:Solved: Can't see my thumbnails or filmstrip in my pictures

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Is it possible to show folders as icons in Windows Explorer rather than thumbnails while still having images and videos shown as thumbnails?

A:Folders as icons, pictures as thumbnails

I wish.

I'm sure there's some way to do this, but I don't know how. I've been looking for a way to do this for years (since the days of Windows Vista).

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Recently, I have noticed that whenever I try to view pictures in Windows explorer using thumbnail view I do not get the actual picture. Instead I get a default picture, ie the sail boat with red sky.

I was doing some "research" I found that a possible fix was the "regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll" command.

Yet I get an error as soon as I run it. It displays the following message:

"DLLInstall in shdocvw.dll failed. Return code was: 0x80070005"

Any suggestions what I can try to solve this problem?

A:Solved: pictures do not display as thumbnails?

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I go into my pictures i do not get a picture in the thumbnail icon.

A:Vista Thumbnails pictures not showning

What do you get?

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In Windows Explorer a folder of 53 jpg pictures do not display correctly using Filmstrip mode.

When you select a thumbnail, the picture displayed does not match the thumbnail.

Any suggestions on fixing this?

I tried viewing the pictures in the folder on two two computers with the same results.

A:Filmstrip pictures do not match Thumbnails

Had that on a pc once . . had to move the files to a new folder, delete the old folder, then create it again, then move the files back . . not very elegant, but it worked.

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Hi, I need your help. Please guide me through this trouble. I searched the web but I could not find anything useful.

I need to have folder content preview disabled on my machine but I still need to have pictures as thumbnails instead of icons. What do I need to do?

Please note checking "Always show Icons, never thumbnails" wont help because it applies to Picture Files as well.

Thank you in advance!

A:How can I disable Folder Content Preview but not Pictures Thumbnails?

What for?

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

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

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

Many thanks for any help anyone is able to provide.



A:Corrupt Images - Full Thumbnails; Incomplete Pictures

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

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Okay hey guys.. Quite a hard one to explain here..

When i go into my pictures from start menu, all my pictures have no icons/thumbnails.. They only have descriptions underneath..
When i click on the description it suddenly stops responding.. Bit strange and is doing my nut in! :D

The major problem is that i cannot view my photos but i also cannot upload onto sites such as facebook as a result..

Note: I have scanned for viruses/trojans and there is nothing..

Could these files have been moved or something.. Any help appreciated..


A:No thumbnails in my pictures folder.. Files lost?? Then not responding.

I cannot quite imagine how it looks. What do you mean that there are only descriptions underneath? Are you referring to the image name?
Have you tried right clicking on one of them, and then choosing "Open with..." and open them with one of your image programs?

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I have WXP in my Laptop. When i do connect my android cell phone with Laptop and access to the folder having camera pictures, I do find here just blank pictures while pictures pre-view is set on THUMBNAILS.
To copy/paste or sort out the pictures, i have to double click on each picture to view. Kindly guide how do i see the pre-view of all pictures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero

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On some web pages I visit, I have noticed that where there should be an image, all I see is a small white box with a red cross in it.

It does not happen to all pages I visit, just a few.

I am running Norton Internet Security 2002.

Any suggestions ??

A:Pictures not showing

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For some reason it isn't downloading images anymore, just the backgrounds and the text, no pictures. Sometimes, when I've just connected, it might download one or two images on a site and then it just stops and the rest of the page downloads and there's just placeholders instead of the rest of the images.

Say I do a Google image search, on the first page one or two pictures might download at the top and the rest stay as placeholders and in the status bar it says, '24 items remaining' but the status bar reaches the end and it just stops. If I then click on the next page, no images download, just empty placeholders. (Sorry if that was too much detail :) )

Would appreciate your help.

Thanks for your time--

A:pictures on web not showing

Try going into your internet options (via the Tools menu), and click on the Advanced tab. Scroll down to the "Multimedia" section, and make sure "Show Pictures" is checked.

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I've searched & searched, but am not quite sure how to word the problem, so if this is a repeat question, I apologize.

There are certain 'pictures' that won't show up in IE6. For example, on a messageboard I frequent, they use little dots to show you that the message is unread. The placeholder (minus the X) shows, but not the brown dot. I have to hover over the placeholder, and right click "show picture" & then it shows. The same goes for other sites. Another example is here at TSG. Sometimes on the page where your username is (with your avatar, ect.) there is a tiny placeholder. If I click on it, it turns back to the turquoise blue. Most of the time, the red X is not there (possibly because the picture is so tiny?) but ocassionally, it is there.

I have no idea where to even begin to check on things. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you.

A:Pictures not showing in IE6

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on most websites that i visit, some pictures won't load and instead will show the red x. if i reload the site, the pictures will often appear then. I know it's not the sites..it happens to this site, ebay, and others. could it be my browser or my OS ?

A:pictures not showing up

How do you connect to the web?

It sounds like a slow connection, and the browser gives up on it before its fully loaded. Hence they come up when reloaded. Some will still be in the cache, and it leaves time for the rest.

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my IE was working fine then yesterday it will not show pictures. i can right click and show picture then it will work but it wont do it on its own. safari works perfect but IE wont. any help?

A:pictures not showing up

Welcome back to TSF

Are these just showing a red x now? What version of IE are you using?

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I searched the forums, but i haven't seen any problem such as mine. I first saw it with the Help and Support program, but it has also appeared in Combat Arms (game) and in Internet Explorer. See attachments to see what i mean. If you need any further information, just post what.Thank you in advance.

A:pictures not showing

How long has it been like it and can you remember what you were doing when you first noticed it happening.?

How long have you had the computer, is it a desktop or laptop, if it's a new machine has it been like this since new and have you installed any new software or hardware in between the time it was OK and the time it went wrong ?

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I have been having a problem where PNG pictures from a website won't show up in internet explorer 7. I thought it might be the websites at first, but I tried it on another browser and I didn't have that problem. The only pictures that don't show up are PNG pictures and I don't know why. Is there anyway I can get the pictures to show up? I would really appreciate if someone could tell me, thanks.

A:PNG pictures not showing up in IE7

I am having the same problem on my Vista box. PNG images are not showing in IE - not on any website.

It seems this has something to do with Apple's Quicktime. I have gone to MIME and File Assoc. settings in Quicktime and set the images to open on the machine with Photoshop - this works fine. But when I try to view a PNG on the web I get the "red X" image not found.

I have tried this registry fix: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/202/1/

But it does not work and gives an error.

Also, when I try to open an PNG in IE localy on my machine it's using Quicktime to try and open the file.

Browser URL:
C:\Users\neal\Web Sites\images\cancel_f2.png

I am also attaching screen shots from a program called MIME View which obviously shows how Quicktime seems to have hijacked PNG images??? I am also including a screen shot of the settings for a jpg, which I assume should be about the same for a PNG.

Any thoughts?




File association information for [.PNG] file type
Generated by FileExtInfo v2.0 on 8/3/2007 2:13:18 PM

FileExtInfo ? 2005-2007 Ramesh Srinivasan.
Homepage: http://www.winhelponline.com

"Content Type"="image/png"
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When i am reading websites sometimes the pictures shows an (x image)I have tried to open them to no avail. I have right clicked and then clicked on show picture. I have turned off pop up blocker but still can't view them. can anyone help.


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When I open the My Pictures folder, I see the picture name and size, but when I click on it, I get INVALID IMAGE. None of the pictures will display a thumbnail. All of the pictures say they have been modified on 8/25/09 at 9 am. Pictures in other folders stored elsewhere on my computer are fine. Is the image there since it shows a files size? Are the images retrievable?

A:Pictures not showing up

Just for grins, see if you have a system restore point before that date. See what happens if you restore.

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When browsing some websites, scattered amounts of pictures dont show up, or none do. SOmetimes if i repeatedly hit the refresh some will show up. This happens on numerous sites and randomly. I am using both IE6 and firfox browser with the same problems

A:Pictures not showing up

Take that back, i disabled my mcafee privacy service and they all work fine now

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I'm having a problem with the web. The graphics and pictures are not showing. They show red Xs instead. What's up with that? I'm also getting this error message with the Internet Explorer script. It says that an error has occurred in the script on the page. What is going on?

A:Not showing pictures

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sorry to make another post but for the last maybe 2 hours, any sites i visit shows no pictures i.e. like yahoo.com or myspace.com

i ran another HJT log..i'm using XP..if anyone can help once again..thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:46:07 PM, on 11/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Sandisk\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:no pictures showing up

Go to Start>All programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup

When it finishes, select only Temporary internet files and let it clear them. Restart your PC and try it

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i down loaded ulead photo express version4 so i could down load my pictures from my camera. when i hook the camera up and try to see the pictures on my camera nothing happenes. what em i doing wrong?

A:pictures not showing on pc

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I am wondering if there is a way to have the pictures that are downloaded to the computer to actually show the picture and not a generic landscape picture. Thank you.

A:Showing of pictures

Hello djm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Enabling thumbnail previews should sort that for you. If not, then check to make sure that Windows Photo Viewer is set as your default program with all associations set for it.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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Hi all:

I know there is probably an easy answer to this one and that I should know it. I can't seem to get the brain working on it properly. lol
Some of my e-mails are not showing some pictures that are included. HTML I suppose. There is a big box in the e-mail with a little x up in the corner. I think it must be something in my settings but I'm not sure. Could it be that I have my settings at restricted in the security part? I have Windows 98, IE 6, I have a firewall. Thanks. I will watch for an answer.


A:no pictures showing

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I have a window ME desktop compaq, when I send or receive email some pictures only show up with an x in a box? What do I need to do to make all pictures show up.

Also on my laptop computer when I type in names or other things I have typed before it will automatically finish the word for me. How can I do this on my Windows Me desktop
computer. What do I need to do??

A:No pictures showing up

Reply to bicycle bill,
I have this checked but it does not finish other things I have typed before just names.

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Screenshot of the Windows Vista Pictures and Videos Folder

A:Approved Beta 1 Launch Pictures - Pictures and Videos Folder

That kinda looks like ACDSee.

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a lot of times someone sends me a picture or graphics of some kind and all i can see is an outline of a square or rectangle with a little square in the corner that has a red X in it. why won't the picture open?

A:email pictures not showing up

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Hello everyone, I've just installed Windows 8 Release Preview and am running into a problem. Somehow, the pictures app was able to access my pictures folder on my main computer, running Windows 7 Professional. I've found no option to remove the shared folder on my Windows 8 system. I unshared the pictures folder on Windows 7 but the pictures are still flipping through the "metro" interface on my Windows 8 screen, some of which are pictures I rather not show. ie. one folder contains hundreds of mugshots of people in my organization who have died. Any tips would be greatly appreciated... Thanks! -G

A:Pictures showing up when they are unwanted

Right click the Photos app, and in the bar on the bottom of the screen click the button "Turn Live Tile Off".

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Hi all, I have an annoying problem to which I cannot find an answer. transfered a lot of video from my movie camera to the pc and none of the files will show picture thumb's only standard itunes icon. Very annoying when trying to show people different clips.
Ant suggestions would be welcomed

many thanks


A:.mov thumb pictures not showing

For ".mov" video files download and install "quicktime" from "Apple".

you can download 'QuickTime' from here http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Or try download and install any third party movie software.

Hope this helps,

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Hi Guys,

This started today across all machines and all browsers on my home network.

I have restarted my router, flushed the DNS, maybe a router factory reset is my next move?

A:Browsers Not Showing Pictures

Is Java enabled?

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I have Internet Explorer 5.5 Recently, when I go to websites, not all of the pictures shoow up. Only some of them. I been to the websites many times before and have seen all of the pictures. For example, not all the pictures show up on this webpage. I have seen them before though. Please help.

A:Please Help! Browser not showing pictures


Have you emptied your TIF's lately and done a defrag?



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I have Internet Explorer 5.0. Recently, when I go to websites, pictures do not show up. All that shows up where the pictures are supposed to be are white boxes with x's in them. How do I get the pictures back?

A:Pictures aren't showing up


Some webmasters can incorrectly incorporate pics or there may be an upload problem. Does it happen with all sites or just one?

If you can post one of the url's someone can check it out and see if its your problem or the website.



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In many websites now the pictures are not showing up. I just changed from DSL TO ROADRUNNER. It may have something to do with the E-TRUST AV and Firewall. Example.. I go to ebay and go into my account and alot of the icons don't show. and a lot of websites I have to right click and click view picture. Nothing has changed accept going from dsl to cable and the install of the AV and firewall.

Any Ideas?

win xp

It also does it in firefox and IE.

A:pictures not showing up. just changed...

Post some links to pages where images are not showing up. Try to identify the images or right click on them and select Properties and copy the address

See also:


Check your firewall and antivirus configuration options and see if there is anything that blocks ads.

Post a HijackThis Scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

In addition to the normal scanlog, select Misc Tools > Open Hosts Manager > Open in Notepad.

If there is anything UNDER this line: localhost

copy/paste it here, or if too long, upload it as a text file attachment.

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