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Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Q: Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

I have just built a new computer, using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, however, I've noticed when I open Windows explorer, 3 out of 4 times it will continuously search for drives when opening up explorer and not show any drives that are installed. I've tried reformatting, using different hard drives, but the problem persists no matter what I do. I've reinstalled Windows 7 with only a single drive plugged in, tried different SATA ports, but this problem keeps coming back. The only thing I can think of is that the Windows 7 install disk is corrupted and not installing properly.

I've also noticed that once it starts searching like this, the icons wont display in any folder, although the file names will. Likewise, when trying to sort files by date, type, etc, they will not sort.

When this happens, I can easily type in C:\ to get to the drive without problem to access the drive but above problems with icons not showing, sorting, etc still is a problem.

Has anyone had this problem? Know of a way to fix this? I'm not looking forward to having to reformat again as I don't have the time to sit through and reinstall everything again after.

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A: Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you

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Why is it that sometimes the folders icons show samples of their contents and sometimes not?

Check the two images: the first shows Desktop in Windows Explorer; the second shows the desktop itself.





Any idea on how to make Windows always show the folders contents samples?

TIA.

A:Folders icons showing/not showing content

Hello Paul,

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

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Hi - I hope someone can help

When I look at my phone image files through my laptop via USB MTP using Windows10 I can see some file thumbnails as images (those from the DCIM Android folders - DCM images and other JPG images transferred to my phone from my camera) but other folders e.g. the Aviary folder, or other third party app adjusted photos, or Whats App images (in IMG format or videos) all show as the generic icon rather than thumbnail image (weirdly there's one out of hundreds of Whats App files that shows as an image (????!!!!). This means file management is virtually impossible.

I've googled this obviously and can see

a) that my Folder Option / View / 'Always show icons never thumbnails' is unchecked, and
b) that through advanced system performance settings the 'adjust for best appearance button' is pressed and the 'show thumbnails instead of icons' is checked

What am I missing? Can anyone help me resolve this -
Thanks in anticipation

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I had Windows Vista since last year and everything was fine. Yesterday, my icons/thumbnails on the internet disappeared and show a box with symbols. I can tell what the box says when I scroll over but how do I get the icons back. I restored the firewall to its default setting and the icons came back but now they're gone again. Please help.
 

A:icons/thumbnails stopped showing

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I have checked in the only two places I was aware of that would cause this:

Folder Options - View ....however, there is no option there to check show Thumbnails. I believe this option should be there at the top, but it isnt.

I also went to Properties of My Computer, Advanced, Performance. It is checked there to show Thumbnails.

But for whatever reason, I only see icons when I should see thumbnails. And yes, I have changed the view to Medium, large, extra large.

A:Explorer showing Icons instead of thumbnails....

Hello Dave,

You might double check through each option in the tutorial below to see if it may help. It's for Windows 7, but it's the same in Windows 8 except "Windows Explorer" is "File Explorer" in OPITION FOUR instead.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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so yeah, this problem just started few hours ago.. out of the blue, noticed my CPU was running at 100%, so i figured it was some weird script running from my browser, so i closed it, re-opened it, but didn't work. even rebooted system, and it came back, still at 100%. then i started noticing my thumbnails in folders weren't showing up, or loading. even my hardware drives are not showing up. you see the progress bar at the top loading, top of folders.. but nothing ever happens. no thumbnails, no drives. then i noticed all my Ram is being slowly gobbled up.. i have 6GB installed, but right now it's showing i have only 275mb free! what!? i really don't understand what's going on here.. i've rebooted a few times with no luck, and even restored my system to an earlier date, but still no luck.

hope someone has heard of this before, and maybe have some ideas! this is freaking me out! i was just going to do a whole system restore, but i can't backup or move any files to my ext hardidrive cus my drives aren't showing up! it's actually sporadic, but when a drive does show, i still can't move a file from main drive to the ext drive.. nothing happens.

Update: i've noticed in Task Mngr, that this thing called dllhost.exe and Com Surrogate are using a lot of the CPU.. i can end it and the CPU usage temporarily drops, and memory usage is lowered too, but both soon returns to 100%. not sure if this process has anything to do with anything, i don't even know what Com Surrogate does, but ... Read more

A:CPU @ 100%, Memory Used Up & Drives/Thumbnails not Showing Win7

Have you scanned with your Anti-virus program?

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For some reason the image icons aren't loading and I can't see the thumbnails

Here's a screenshot...

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Image Icons/Thumbnails Not Showing

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Hi,

We've baenhaving the oddest problem and I've been all over the net looking for solutions.

My hubby is running Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit on an Emachines PC.

Intermittently picture thumbnails and program icons will suddenly stop showing up and will turn to only blank white icons. (Sometimes it affects a few files or the whole folder) You can see the thumbnails one minute, go out and back into the directory, and they are gone. Refreshing the folder view does not bring the thumbs back.

Going into other folders is fine and thumbnails show, but once it fails on a particular folder, it will continue to NOT show thumbs or icons for that folder until a restart is done. We have also tried to clean the thumbnails cache to no avail. This problem happens on all drives, flash drives, network drives, local drives, etc...)

There is one other bug that may be related. Sometimes his My Computer will not load. He can get to My Documents etc... but My Computer hangs forever until he restarts. It is an intermittent problem as well so hard to debug.

ANy ideas at all? I really appreciate it!

A:thumbnails & icons sometimes not showing and My Computer not loading

Hi,
few questions:
what Antivirus are you using
how long has it been since the date of install of the OS
do you use any registry cleaner or similar of this sort
start with SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart upon finding violations and post back.

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Hi,

I am unable to preview image thumbnails when browsing folders on my 64bit vista machine.

This has been an issue from when I purchased the computer about 8months ago, then last month all of a sudden the thumbnails started showing (default opening programme was fireworks t the time), but I changed the default opening programme to Photoshop and now again the problem has re-occured.

In my folder options the 'Alway show icons, never thumbnails' is not ticked, and never has been.

The current default application for .jpegs is Windows Photo Viewer, having previously used Adobe Fireworks and Abode Photoshop at times, no mater what the default programme is I only ever see the default programme icon.

When I change between the views in my folders (Medium Icons, Large Icons, Extra-Large Icon) the actual .jpeg image flashes up as the folder loads and then flashes back to the programme icon.

Any ideas? I really need to get this solved as part of my job involves photography and I need to be able to view thumbnails fast in large folders of photos and open in a range of editing suites.

* I have compared all folder options to the 64bit Windows 7 Machine at work which is fine, all options look to be the same.
Thanks

A:Issue showing image Thumbnails when browsing folders

Hi hollyw,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's a tutorial on how to do this in a variety of ways. Try them in the order presented as that's from the simplest to the most complex (even though I imagine you tried the first few already). Note the comment (and link to the procedure) near the top to set the default program to Windows Photo Gallery if none of the other options work (which you may or may not want to consider - or perhaps at least try to see if it works - let us know either way - and change it back if you don't want that as the default): Thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

If that doesn't work, try rebuilding the Icon Cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that helps.

If that doesn't work, you may want to clear the thumbnail cache (it won't delete anything but the cache and will rebuild itself when you open folders though it may take more time the first time you do so as it needs to do this first). Here's how: Thumbnail Cache.

I hope this helps. If not, post back with results of what you tried and we'll try some different options.

Good luck!

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Hi everyone. I am having this problem with the My Music folder. I am using Windows XP Professional. Basically, whenever I select to view the folders as thumbnails, the title of the folder does not show up. This happened the other day. I think I hit some kind of key combination wrong or something and it caused it to do that. How do I fix it?
 

A:Solved: Problem With My Music Folder Showing Folders As Thumbnails

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Some of the thumbnails aren't showing up windows explorer even though they are the same file type. There will be 12 episodes of a show in .AVI or .MKV, and only 9 will have thumbnails, the other 3 don't. I have the Haali Media Splitter on to show thumbnails and I installed the Windows Service Pack to to it too (not sure which one is actually working, if I had to guess I'd say it's Haali).

To enable the thumbnails on Haali Media Splitter I click it, the went: options → explorer integration → show thumbnails (yes) → thumbnails offset (10000)

Not sure what is wrong...can anyone help?

And this is a problem with pretty much all the file types, some thumbnails showing and some not when they're in the same folder and I got them from the same source (all the files in a folder are either AVI or MKV, but the problem happens with both)

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VLC is not showing thumbnails view of video files. My Video files are generally flv. I have not checked whether it is showing thumbnails for other type of video files or not.

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Hi,
I know there are some threads about this. but I couldn't solve my problem using those. so I decided to make a new thread instead of bumping the old ones.
Well, Here is my problem:
recently I installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my PC. it was nothing wrong with it till I installed Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 (v. 10.1.0.867) & did a reboot.
Now non of my files including picture, audio & video files show thumbnails or even tags (ex mp3 files).
I've tried the solutions stated about turning thumbnails on & off with no luck. in my folder options the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.

Has anybody faced the problem?? Is the issue from Kaspersky?? Are there any workarounds??

I truly Appreciate any help.

PS. I also have some difficulties pinning folders to windows explorer taskbar icon since then.

A:File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

How about trying to do a system restore?
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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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...
Thanks..

Regards,
AbhinavRocks

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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Hello! So I just signed up here because I'm desperate and don't know what to do.


So basically, I thought the windows 10 default folder icons were pretty bland and ugly so I decided to change them. I read that you could change your default icons by going into to registry and I did just that. Long story short, it didn't work so i deleted the registry folder that I had just created, like they said you could. I was very careful (or so I think) to not touch anything else


But now I'm worried I might have messed up somewhere because now I can't change icons for some of the folders I use. Not sure if this was a problem before that I didn't notice or if it's due to me messing around with things I don't understand.


As things are now, I can change icons for folders that I created but the folders that came with the system (like documents, music, movies, downloads etc) I'm currently unable to change. The thing is, I was able to change the folder icons just a while ago, so I changed them all by right clicking on the folder, choosing properties and then changing the icon, and that worked fine. Then I decided to just use the default icons anyway but I was only able to switch back some of them, and some of those now had the wrong folder icon. My "downloads" folder is just a blank white space for example and I'm unable to change it.

To show an example (I'm sorry the text is in swedish I hope you can somewhat understand):

Properties for an ordinary folder... Read more

A:Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons

Hi, whenever you are about to make changes to your registry, back up beforehand. So you now know that and I'll show you an excellent way to rescue yourself in future.

First, do you have System Restore turned on (it's off by default in '10), and do you have any useful restore points?
Second, have you made a system image using Windows Backup and Restore or do you use disk imaging?

Either of those could let you restore your PC to a point before you made these changes- hopefully System Restore would protect enough to reverse your changes.

Please advise.

If you can't do that, and you are convinced there is a problem, then you may have two options, assuming you've not done some damage to the registry.

1. If you create a new user account for test purposes, do your folders look normal?

2. If not, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install.
I will provide the instructions if necessary when you have replied.

Please post back and advise on these points.

I can also tell you how to achieve this quite easily and relatively safely:
Now here's the backup method we strongly recommend:
Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

You can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a Compaq laptop that is 2.5 years old. Recently all the drives disappeared from the My Computer folder and the list of folders, networks, and home groups on the left are cleared out. Even the Control Panel is empty. I can however in the address bar type in where I want to go with a specific address to a folder or item in the control panel and get there. It is my wife's computer and it is driving her nuts. Suggestions?

A:Not showing drives or folders

See if "Unhide" will show everything again. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe (by Grinler)
Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run."

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It may be buried in here somewhere but thought I'd throw this out there just in case or to help folks that haven't found a solution here.
I was having trouble suddenly with several folders shared between my win 7 and 10 boxes. As far as I know they had worked before and suddenly I was getting you need permission errors from the 7 to 10 box, and at least one from the 10 to 7 box.
Poked around here, looked at my security settings, tried a few things but nothing worked. Then I remembered that some folders need a Everyone box with at least the basic 3 permissions set. I checked a working folder and it had Everyone with all boxes checked, checked a non working one and Everyone was not there. Pretty sure it HAD been there but it wasn't now, added it to all the bad folders and now both boxes are again happily sharing the drives and folders I picked again.
Like I said it's probably already in here somewhere but a good reminder for anyone having weird file sharing problems with only a few folders, yet all the others work.

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Think i have been infected. Just recently, i tried accessing some folders in My Documents and it was there realised there were no file names for most of my folders in the My Documents folder. Fo this reason, i can not determine which document i want neither can i rename the files because they show no names at all. Please help me in any way you can because its been my third diffent post without any helping hand. My HijackThis log is inclusive. Thanks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:20:50 PM, on 3/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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When I go to save a file, for example, to my desktop, the icons do not show up in the dialog box for existing items in the location.  It happens sometimes too when uploading files.  How do I fix this?

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Here is my process. I scan documents onto my pc and save them to a file on my network drive. Then, I need to email these pdfs to other employees. I used to open Outlook, create a new email then click on "attach file". I would then get a drop down menu of the recent files I've worked with. There were some files on this recent list that I wanted to remove. I couldn't figure out how to remove only the select one or two files, so I cleared the history. Now, the files I view are not being saved to this drop down menu. I have to climb through 4 levels of files to get to the one document I need. How can I get File Explorer (not Windows Explorer) to start saving my recent activity again?

A:File Explorer not showing recent folders

You may need to turn Recent Items on.
See how:
Recent Items - Turn On or Off
Recent Items - Enable or Disable

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One of our users has reported that their mapped drives were missing. Our user's mapped drives are all being pushed out by group policy so at first this was not an unusual report.

Upon investigation I seen the drives were in fact missing so I did a gpupdate to refresh the group policies which normally fixes the problem. This time it didn't, my backup plan is normally to manually map the drives needed until we figure why the group policy is not working.

Here is where things get weird:

When I go to map the drives, they are all already mapped. Then I find out from the user that they are all showing up correctly through their applications such as MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro. They can also access all of their files normally through each app. But they are not showing up in file explorer when we go to 'this PC'. A reboot normally fixes the problem though the user is starting to get a little annoyed of having to reboot each time.

Anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this?

Thanks,
~Brandon

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Greetings,

I saw the File History screenshot tutorial.In that tutorial there is an Option 3 -> Point No. 3: To Select a Network or Local Drive Location to Save File History.When I click the select drive button,none of my local drives are showing up.What to do?

A:local drives are showing up in File History

File History works best with external drives or network locations. If your external drive is not recognized, create an empty folder called "File History" (without the quotes) in the root directory of the external drive you want to use. Try again if it is showing up now.

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Hi all,

Built my new computer yesterday and installed Windows 7 64 bit, Enterprise.

I have noticed that the file type icons aren't showing in explorer, while little it is extremely annoying as when searching for an excel document for example I just look for the icon.
It seems to work for some icons and not others- as shown in the image below.

Is there any fix for this?

Thanks

A:File type icons not showing in explorer

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I am trying to remove empty folders using Remove Empty Directories. I know of a few that are empty, and just ran a test to see if RED would detect they were empty. Well, to my surprise, I am finding that RED shows 1 (or more) file in these folders (a JPG at 0.00 MB), but it's not showing up in the folder. Is there any way I can have these show up in folders so I can search for all JPG's and delete them? Example:


I do have "Show hidden files, folders and drives" checked under folder options as well.

A:File not showing up in folder,but showing up in Remove Empty Directori

Hi,

You could try running JPG Cleaner v2.6

I use this software on a regular basis. I'd suggest limiting it's use to only one problem folder on your machine as a test run.

Run the program with admin rights then from the GUI choose Add Folder then browse to your test folder. Additionally choose the option to delete Unknown Files and also untick the option to Create Backup Files.

Then choose Start and when the cleanup is completed there is an option to save a log file. Save the log file somewhere and have a look at it to view the results.

Additionally you could run the program again choosing the Delete Corrupt Files option.

If you're happy with the results - go ahead and add the other remaining folders or directories to be cleaned.

I've never encountered any problems using this software but as always before running any sort of cleaning product it's best to at least create a system restore point to fall back on and ideally have a system image backup handy.

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So, after I let a baby play with my keyboard, my desktop icons now display the file type and size of the icon. I've tried looking in the personalization options and googling for a fix but haven't had any luck thus far.

If any one could lead me to a fix or point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

Screenshot is attached.

A:Desktop Icons Showing File Type and Size

After clicking around, right clicking the desktop > View > and clicking either small, medium, or large icons, seem to set the icons back to normal.

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I have a game in my pen drive that is splits second, my friend had given this pen drive to me, but windows explorer is showing that this drive is empty, i have checked it if it is hidden but still it's not showing after i had changed settings for hidden files, and i had checked the drive properties, it is showing that 3.07 GB free of 7.44 GB, please help me...

A:File folder is not showing in my pen drive, showing it is empty.

Hi,

The problem could be because all the data that was present inside the pen drive now have become system files by the virus. This is the reason why they are not visible even with the option “Show Hidden files and folders”.
To remove the problem this is what you need to do.
1. Go to Folder Options -> View tab
2. Make sure that your Show Hidden files and folders option is enabled.
3. Uncheck the option that reads “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”

Now when you see your pen drive, you will find that your data is present there but in hidden form. There are 2 ways to unhide the data, either right click and uncheck the Hidden box or type in the following command in the command prompt
attrib filename –h –r –s
where filename is the complete location of the file.

Let me know if it solved your problem.

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i am facing this annoying problem with my win7 sp1 x64 system

whenever i set my default browser to chrome 11 i cannot see the icons on saved web pages (web page complete)
see 1st scrshot

now when i set firefox4 as my default browser voila!! i can see the icons
2nd scrshot

A:FILE TYPE ICONS NOT SHOWING WITH CHROME AS DEFAULT BROWSER

This happened also to me and didn't find a solution, sorry.

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I did an update to AdWords Editor and my screen flashed afterwards and now most file type icons have reverted to no icon. Some are still there but most are not. They are missing in the folders and desktop. I have already deleted the IconCache.db several times and rebooted. The default program associations are working fine. Every file opens as it should. Even if I do change this, the icon does not return. I tried changing .txt files to open by default with Word but still nothing. Please help.

A:Desktop & file icons not showing up, only certain programs, files open

For some reason, I was missing the following folders under C:\Windows\Installer. No clue how, once I re-added from another computer, problem solved:

{90140000-0011-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE} - this is for Office
{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-000000000006} - this is for Acrobat

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Hey there! (Noob to the forums, wasn't sure where to post to begin with. Sorry if it's the wrong subject thread!)

Basically... when I go to "Choose file" anywhere online, whether it be a file or uploading a picture; my folders and C: disk.. pretty much everything on the left side of the Windows Explorer doesn't show up.

I ran a virus scan not just three days ago? Nothing showed up. Re-running another one... and nothing has yet to show up.

The problem is in the purple rectangle in the attachment. (Did the same exact thing when I was uploading this picture).

A:When selecting a file, folders aren't showing left of Windows Explorer

From where did you download and install that theme you're running? It looks like a theme has corrupted the display window options.

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any idea why i cannot see my thumbnail pics ?

A:thumbnails not showing

Hello Ward, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I suppose double check to make sure that thumbnail previews is turned on using the tutorial below.

Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey I am running Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21Z Laptop and my problem is that picture thumbnails wont show. I just formatted my laptop and installed a fresh copy of Vista but now thumnails wont show.

Example My Pictures Folder (I backed up my Pictures):



I have been on Google and tried every solution I could possibily find but to no avial.

Methods I have tried:

1. In the folder going to Organise and Folder and Search Options, View, Always Show Icons, never Thumbnails was unchecked. I tried checking it and unchecking it but it did not make any difference.

2. Computer Properties, Advanced System Settings, Visual Effects, Settings, Everything is checked. I have tried unchecking and rechecking Show thumbails instead of icons but it did not make any difference.

3. Open the Start Menu, In the white line (Start Search) area, type gpedit.msc and press Enter, In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer, In the right pane, right click on Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icon and click on Properties, To Enable Windows Explorer Thumbnails - Check Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK.

4. Deleting the thumbnail cache and updating my graphics card driver.

Before you ask I have tried changing the view size to large and medium in the folder.

I am at a loss as to what to do now. Could somthing not of been installed during the Windows installation t... Read more

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Hello, this has been quite a while just now I like really need them.
I know for a fact that a new OS reinstall would fix this, but I don't want to do that, that's why I am here.

No images, No video or anything else reviewable media is showing up as it is supposed to. The image files on this image should be showing up.

A:Thumbnails not showing up

Have you gone to look at the Control Panel's Folder Options?

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Hi All, would love some help with this - in theory - easy problem. It's just that I've tried all the solutions that my Google-Fu skills have turned up, and nothing seems to be working for me.
 
The issue is this: Essentially when I open a folder with photos in it, I only see jpg icons. I do not see the thumbnails of the photos.
 
Some weird things that are happening: When I change the view from large icons to medium icons, nothing special happens besides the icon images getting smaller. But when I change BACK from medium to large, I briefly see the correct thumbnails, and as I watch the icon image literally loads over the thumbnails one by one. Essentially I have to sit there and cry as I watch all my thumbnails disappear and turn into useless icons. If I try this a second time in the same folder, nothing special happens anymore. I simply see the icon image.
 
I've made sure that clicking "organize->folder and search options->view (tab)->Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.
 
I've made sure that clicking "start->control panel->system->advanced system settings->settings (under performance)->Show thumbnails instead of icons is CHECKED
 
I've run disk cleanup and cleaned up my thumbnail cache.
I've downloaded a "Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache.bat" file from a different forum and run that several times.
 
And yet, I still only see icons.
 
I will admit that the pictures I am trying to view are on an externa... Read more

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There is a website I used to browse. In this website, there are thumbnails of pic files which I download to my PC. Recently, I've found that all these thumbnails are not showing. In their place, I see a white box with an 'X' across it.

I also encounter this problem at some websites. Can anyone tell me how to resolve this problem? Is there some other 3rd party stuff I need to install with my IE6 / Windows XP?
 

A:IE6 showing thumbnails as white box with 'X'

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hi i'm new here...and i don't know if this belongs here...

but basically my computer crashed, i brought it to a computer repair guy who reformatted my computer (windows 7 32bit home premium laptop). I did not have my windows 7 disc...but i had my key...so he used his home premium disc and my key

but now its working perfectly fine but the problem is that the taskbar doesn't show thumbnails when I hover over the icons anymore (it used to before my computer crashed and i know my computer's graphics are capable of doing so)

i'm too lazy to make screenshots...but if what i said didn't make sense I found a link with some pictures http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-taskbar-not-showing-thumbnail-previews/

but the link doesn't really tell me how to fix it...it says something about changing the registry...but do i really need to do that...? it sounds kind of scary lol

ahh so frustrating...im basically getting the "text descriptions" as seen in the link...and the computer repair guy is kind far away from where i live...any help...?

A:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

Is your aero theme turned on?
right click your desktop > personalize > scroll up to aero themes section and select one.

It's possible you don't have your drivers installed, but i'd hope a shop would have the forethought to install your drivers after a format.

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Like the title says.
I read that the K-Lite codec pack is a solution but if that is so then does anyone know a secure download site for the file. I have had bad experiences with infected codec packs in the past.

Thanks in advance.

A:.MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit

I use majorgeeks.com for downloads and have never had any problems, another safe codec pack is Shark007.

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Hey guys!

This weird problem started to happen lately, the thumbnails for my videos isnt showing. However, some files does show thumbnails?

I checked google but couldn't really find a solution, any advice would be very appreciated.

A:Video thumbnails not showing!?

Hello Sommarblond,

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that Windows Media Player is set as the default program with all of it's associations set to it as well. One or more of the associations may not be set for WMP.

What file extension type is the for?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi
I've downloaded a lot of .FLV tutorial files and it would help greatly if I could see the file thumbnails for reference but none are visible.
I've been into Advanced System settings and made sure 'Show thumbnails instead of icons' is checked. I'm playing the vids in WMP and that's working fine but no flv thumbnails.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Using Vista Home Premium
 

A:Solved: FLV Thumbnails not showing

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Hi
I've downloaded a lot of .FLV tutorial files and it would help greatly if I could see the file thumbnails for reference but none are visible.
I've been into Advanced System settings and made sure 'Show thumbnails instead of icons' is checked. I'm playing the vids in WMP and that's working fine but no flv thumbnails.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. (In simple terms if poss)

Using Vista Home Premium

A:[SOLVED] Flv thumbnails not showing

http://gallery.menalto.com/node/57821
That will help you.

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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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I usually just read here but I'm stumped (and no tech!) So thanks in advance for any suggestions!
On my USB external drive, when I connect it to either an XP desktop or a W7 laptop, the video files show as thumbs ie: small pictures of the content. Yet when I connect it to the other W7 desktop, I see generic boxes marked "WMV", "AVI", or whatever. I matched the view properties as far as I can see and am using the same MPC player on them. Any thoughts on how to get the thumbnails to appear?

A:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".

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As the title says. It happened all of a sudden.

I've tried going into folder options and unticking and ticking.
I've ran disk clean up
I've ran sfc /scannow
I've installed some codecs

I did find something about editing the registry but when I was following the instructions I couldn't find the specified area mentioned in the article. So I haven't actually change anything in my registry yet.

Thanks,
Jason.
 

A:Video thumbnails not showing

Any keys and/or sub-keys in the Registry which you don't have but need in order to rectify a problem, can be manually created.
 

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When I download pictures at times it appears that a shade is over part of the picture. I can correct it by rotating the picture. Here is a sample:


I have tried cleaning the thumbnail cache.

A:Thumbnails partially showing.

See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

See if that helps.

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

Windows Vista, sp2, Home Premium
quad core
64 bit
 

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

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Windows XP

I read somewhere that all you have to do to see thumbnails on the desktop is to right click on a clear area of the desktop -> View -> Thumbnails

But I don't have View when I right click on my desktop not even in grayed out, so how do I enable thumbnails on my desktop?

I do have thumbnails everywhere else and when I go to the desktop with Explore I get thumbnails there but not on my actual desktop. I set my folder options to custom view for all folders.

Thanks for helping out,
Muezan
 

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Hi guys

Again this is a pain...I changed to Vista Ultimate 64bits a week ago, and again the damn thumbnail problem on windows explorer...

I managed to solve this on 32bits Vista and i have a post here but the same solutions doesnt' work on 64bits

What i did to solve on 32bits Vista is

1) install fresh vista
2) open the avi file with crystal player
3) crystal player told me "do you want to load the codec for this files?"
4) so that was all, he downloaded some avi basic pack and everything worked fine

Same thing i tried on vista 64 but no luck

1) i tried that solution
2) i tried the registry fixes
3) i installed klite codeck pack
4) i installed combined comunity codeck pack
5) i installed vista codec package

Well no luck...Also if i open ANY avi file i whatever player i choose i can see it perfect, but no thumbnails...BUT the only player that does not work is Windows Media Center says..."no codec to display the movie" and "cannot show thumbnail"

Well hope someone can figured out this and can help me

Cheers to all
Sergio

A:Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

any help ?

cheers
Sergio

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