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I don't want to view thumbnails

Question: I don't want to view thumbnails

I am running WinXP Pro and when I use any image editor to open pics from "My Pictures" directory, I keep getting a "thumbnail" view, when I would rather have a "Details" view.

In windows explorer, the directory (all directories) is showing up as "Details", which I have set up as the default view in the folder options, but this problem only occurs when I choose "Open" from the "File" menu.

It is no big deal, I can switch to "Detail" view, but I would like to have that there by default, if at all possible. Maybe working with group policies can help, but I don't know where to go in the administrative templates.

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Answer: I don't want to view thumbnails

Windows XP has folders designed for specific files for better (more like hinder) use. For example C:\My Music is designed to show Artist, Track Number etc (a bit like the list in WMP), and C:\My Pictures has the thumbnail views to see the pictures like in an album.

Since My Pictures is a default Windows XP folder I don't know if you can change the default, but I know it can be done with folders you create. There is an option in Folder options to change it to normal view. I'm not at home right now so I cannot check myself but I think the option might be something like Picture Tasks

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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

Answer: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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Question: View By Thumbnails

i have a folder where i keep all my albums.. and they all have their own folder.. i have pictures for them.. and when i go to view by thumbnails.. only a couple albums show the picture.. and most of the other ones.. they show it.. but in the corner.. its jus a small picture but not a big one across the whole folder.. how do i make it so it's viewable across the whole folder..

i might have not explained it well.. here's a screenshot..

the folder on the left is how i want all the folders to look.. but almost all of them look like the one on the right..

so how do i make them all like the folder on the left.. with the picture showing across the whole folder and not in jus the top left corner..

Answer:View By Thumbnails

Right-click on that folder icon and go to Properties / Customize. You'll your answer there.

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It's for a shared folder. I can connect with it as can my wife. Inside the folder are subfolders, each with video files and images. Each subfolder has a single image set to it via the proper Properties>Customize>Folder Pictures-Choose File method.

If I access the folder, the subfolders show the single image as the thumbnail as intended. However, when my wife accesses it, its the usual thumbnail collage of items within the subfolder. We've tried setting the images in the same manner from her account, however nothing happens. All we're trying to do is set the subfolders up so that when she opens the folder, each subfolder thumbnail has a specified image for it. Again, it works as it should for me, but not for my wife.

I suspect some permissions issue, however I've checked every possible setting. Public access, permissions, account type level, there's no apparent reason why this should be happening.

Little help?

Answer:Help with view on Thumbnails?

Little help?

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Evening All I have just noticed I can't view thumbnails, I managed to find the option to show thumbnail preview, but it is greyed out and not selectable, Can anyone point me in the right direction as to why this is.Regards T

Answer:can't view thumbnails

Couple of Microsoft links click here and click here. Can't see a particular link for Vista though.

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Hi there,Recently reinstalled my system, tried to search for the answers but i guess i wasnt using the right search words.The problem is with googlemail, when i open and email that has thumbnails, i get that annoying little symbol top left of the thumbnail, difficult to describe it but im sure you know what im talking about. Is it macromedia or something? Ive got all the updates from microsoft.p.s. i didnt have this problem with yahoo pages.Any advice very appreciated

Answer:cant view thumbnails

sorry, sorted it, some silly option in googlemail to "display all pictures"

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Question: thumbnails view

can some one help with media center i have 6 dvd movies that i back up to a 700mb avi file for my kids when i open the video folder in media center all i see is blank blank thumbnails (film strip) . i would like media center to replace the blank thumbnails with cover art for each movie . i have tried placing a folder(folder.jpg) in the same place as the movies with the cover art in . ive also named the cover art the same as the video file and change the show gallery from "play" to gallery in the Registry regedit and it did not work .
am i doing some thing wrong r it cant be done in windos vista . thanks for any help

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I Am Using Windows 7 build 7100Everything is Smooth except i am Unable to Thumbnail Previews of The Pictures In My Computer..Have tried Everything but i want To Experiment gain with Your Suggestions..PLz

Answer:W7---Unabele to View Thumbnails

Why are you posting in bold??

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I want my windows 8.1 to show folders in similar way to xp, where I had few thumbnails of jpg files on folder icon, or one big thumbnail. Ideal would be like that:
I don't like this 3d view in windows 8.1.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8 on my Boot Camp partition (i'm aware that Apple hasn't officially released drivers for 8 yet, i'm still running the Windows 7 Boot Camp drivers and so far it seems stable).

I've ran into a little problem in the Explorer. As i'm using an SSD, i have my Windows partition fairly small (~50GB) so i keep all of my photos on my Mac partition and don't duplicate them over.
When trying to browse through these photos on the Windows side, i can see the file name and the icon, and they open perfectly in Windows Picture Viewer, but within Explorer they all show the same default Windows "Mountain by the lake" icon.

I've been into Folder Preferences and told it only to display thumbnails and not the icon but still no luck...
Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks for your help

Answer:View Thumbnails in Explorer

I am going to say that because the pics actually reside on OSX, windows is unable to create a thumnail cache. It does this to speed up the viewing time, however your windows really doesn't "own" the pics folder on OSX and may not be able to build this cache properly and therefore you would not have any thumnails. here is an excert from the mighty Wikipedia about it:

"Beginning with Windows Vista, thumbnail previews are stored in a centralized location on the system. This provides the system with access to images independent of their location, and addresses issues with the locality of Thumbs.db files. The cache is stored at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer as a number of files with the label thumbcache_xxx.db (numbered by size); as well as an index used to find thumbnails in each sized database.
However, when browsing network shares with write permission, Windows Vista and Windows 7 store a Thumbs.db file in the remote directory instead of using the (local) central thumbnail cache. This can cause issues when deleting remote shares, as the directory will become locked for a period of time when selected as Windows Explorer automatically creates a remote Thumbs.db file.
Creating Thumbs.db files on remote shares can be disabled with a Group Policy setting"

Hope that makes some sense, it would seem that is the problem to me any way.


Edit: you could just grab a couple of pics and move them over to the windows side and see if it giv... Read more

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I don't know why, and I can't seem to fix it either. If I view a web page with clickable thumbnails, i can not see them. But if I look at the page information, I can see all the anchor tags for each picture. It happens using Netscape, Firefox and IE. It seems my computer is missing something to make these anchors actually show up as thumbnails on the web page.

I tried searching this forum to see if anyone else had this problem and I can't find it.

Any suggestions of what I should check?

I am running Windows XP if that helps.


Answer:Can't view thumbnails using Netscape or IE


It's a really annoying problem, so I'm bumping it up hoping somene might see it.

How to fix this really has me baffled.

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Hello again! I am having two very strange problems with my thumbnail view of certain files.

A. It seems that there is a gray overlay over files and folder which were made before a certain point in time.


Gray overlay on those folders and the pictures which were made before a certain date

B. For some reason, the images in a certain folder, which were made before another certain time, display a thumnail which is different than what the actual image is.


The image which is showing in the preview is the ACTUAL image of the file selected. The thumbnail of the file selected is a thumbnail for a different image in that folder

-Sigh- My computer problems are always so uncommon that they never seem to get fixed on this forum because no one has seem them before. Hopefully someone will know a way to fix this, because it is REALLY annoying.

Thanks in advance for any posts made. Hoping someone can help me :)

Answer:Thumbnails View Problems

Hi Linkhiei !

Run Windows Explorer (shortcut : windows key + e). Navigate to the folders for which the thumbnails are not displaying correctly. Go to tools => folder options => view. Check "show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "hide protected operating system files". Find the hidden thumbs.db file (which you can now see) and delete it. The thumbnails should be recreated next time you'll display the folder. If that worked you can reset the folder options to what they were before.

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Hi Again, my laptop had a problem (probably due to a virus) I cannot view pictures in thumbnail view or filmstrip view AND Windows Fax & Photo Viewer doesn't load. Running XP home with SP3. The usual right click options do not work. Also at the same time, "Crl+Alt+Del" was disabled, but not by me. This is now fixed. Any advice as to what files may have beed affected so i can fix this problem?Many thanks in advance

Answer:no thumbnails or filmstrip view - ??? any help app

you could try START/RUN then type sfc /scannow you may need installation disc if it asks for it unless you have an I386 folder on your drive

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Hi ...

I am having problems with 3 of the workstations in my office. They are unable to view thumbnails... anyone encounter this problem? Ive checked the settings on their machines and they look to be the same as mine... i dont know?

Answer:unable to view thumbnails

Which operating system please?

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I am trying to set up mu picture folders to show a thumbnail preview. I have read that this only works if you have Aero enabled. Is there a workaround that you can use?

Answer:View Thumbnails Windows 7 Pro

Not sure but you could try,Tools,Folder Options,View,and untick always show icons never thumbnails at the top.

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I am running Vista Home ... when in the folder I have my videos in I can see my .avi movies from my old HP dig cam but can not view the thumbnail of the newer .mov videos from my Kodak dig cam. This bugs me. I can play them in quicktime but would love to be able to see the thumbnail preview so sorting them would be a lot faster.

I've googled this and tried several things. Nothing has worked as of yet. Maybe I am not doing something right. I download and installed VLC and 3ivx. I do not want to change any .reg afraid I might mess something up. This machine is only 1 week old.

Someone please help me I don't know what else to do or where else to look.

Answer:Can't view .mov file thumbnails

As you may know, Windows Vista doesn't natively support mov files. VLC can play them, but its decoders are built-in and completely independent of Windows. 3ivx only decodes mov files (and mp4 files and 3gp files) encoded in MPEG-4 (it won't decode mov files in any other codec); not sure about its previewing capabilities.
What you would need is a filter (sometimes called splitter) to enable Windows (and Windows Media Player and Explorer etc.) to sparse mov files. The two most popular ones are Haali's and Gabest's filters. They're not perfect (have a few bugs - notably for mp4 and 3gp files) because they're third-party software, but they work for most files.
I believe Haali's filter is bundled with QuickTime Alternative, which you can get here:
During installation it will propose to uninstall QuickTime, but that's not necessary. You can have QuickTime and QuickTime Alternative work side by side just fine.
As for Gabest's filter it's built-in Media Player Classic (also installed with QuickTime Alternative). I think you could download the filter alone somewhere in here
but I'm not sure how to install it and register it with Windows.

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Hi, Im new and have just joined the forum today - also a complete novice when it comes to computers,

i use a dell inspiron laptop 64 bt operating system with windows 7 home premium. A few days ago, my laptop suddenly would not show thumbnails for picture files which it had been doing before. I also seem to be getting pop up ads all the time - Help!! I do a lot of work with picture files which depend on me being able to see the thumbnails, and now i am stuck. I use google chrome.

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Hi there,

i noticed a previous thread about not being able to view thumbnails on certain sites and you solved the problem. I am having the same problem but only with certain sites. Can you help please? im going insane here becuase i really need to buy a new dress asap and i cant see what they look like.

Answer:Cannot view thumbnails on certain sites

I split your post off -- please don't "piggyback"

I'm really not sure what you mean by "thumbnails on certain sites".

What sites? You mean "thumbnail" viewsd of videos on web host sites or YouTube?

This would likely be a problem with your Adobe Flash installation.

Make sure you have the latest version >

Give some examples.

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My computer has lost the ability to view thumbnails in My Pictures. The left-hand pane still shows a preview, but I have A LOT of image files and it's easier for me to see the contents in the main panel then as individual thumbnails
Here a screenshot to show you what I mean
the only files that actually show up are bmp and png files

can someone please tell me how I can fix this


btw. I'm using windows 2000

Answer:Unable to view Thumbnails

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After a week of searching, I am trying my luck here
I can't get my folders to preview the pictures inside it, nor can I appoint an image to show on the outside of a folder any more.
I tried everything I could think of and also tried the tut from here: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
Nothing changed and I am at a loss, why can't my folders preview an image any more?
Thanks in advance for thinking with me!

I have windows 7, professional, 64 bit

Answer:Can't view thumbnails on folders

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please create a new user account/profile just as a test.

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Hey guys,

after upgrading from XP to Win8, I've probably already spent hours removing most of the little bits and unnecessary pieces of UI changes they implemented. I'm pretty much done, but there's one thing left.

See, the problem is with the view and thumbnail functionality. XP would only display preview thumbnails of pictures if you rightclicked in a folder and selected View->Thumbnails. In Win8, I like to use View->Big symbols because I find the Medium symbols to be kinda small, but then of course Windows automatically starts creating thumbnails of pictures and previews of folder contents. Now I know I can prevent that if I just switch to a smaller icon size or disable it in Folder->View->Options->View Tab->check "Always show icons instead of thumbnails". But this change seems to be global, it prevents any thumbnail functionality anywhere on the computer. Seems kind of dumb if the only choice is between "if you want thumbnails just in certain places, you better get used to smaller icons everywhere" or "if you want big icons, you better get used to have no thumbnails anywhere", especially since that choice wasn't present in XP since the Big icons and Thumbnail view were actually the same in size

My question basically is: is there any kind of way for me to have Big Icons view while activating the thumbnails only in certain folders?

Answer:How to have the old XP behavior of view as->thumbnails?

Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but thumbnail previews is a global setting that is either all off or all on.

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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!!!

Answer:Can't view pictures - but thumbnails appear

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Hi Everyone,
I need some help. I have Windows XP home edition, and I have always been able to view my photos, no matter what file format they are, as thumbnails in folders . All the sudden, there are only icons in my thumbs at all no matter what I do. Have I screwed up the registry somehow? I hate messing in the registry, but if anyone knows how I can get the thumbnails to show up again I would really appreciate it.

Answer:XP Folder View Thumbnails not working!

Try this fix for XP's thumbs:

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I seem to be having a problem with my desktop and thumbnails preview. My computer was infected with some malware and a virus, which just got cleaned by some anti-spyware softwares. Since that operation, I can no longer see any thumbnails. All I see is blank squares. I cannot see their preview in the preview pane, but I can view them once I open them.
Also, since this started happening, I cannot view my desktop wallpaper as well. All I see is a black screen. All icons on the desktop are fine. I am unable to choose a new desktop as well. Please help if this issue is fixable. Thnaks.


Answer:Desktop and thumbnails view error

Hopefully, you may just have to re-set your thumbnails and wallpaper options, and try re-booting afterwards. That may solve the problem. Try it, and let us know.

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Is it possible to get thumbnails larger than the extra large already there in folder view?

Answer:Larger thumbnails in folder view

Hello Trevor,

If you like, you could turn on the Preview pane and adjust it's border until the preview in it is the size you wanted.

Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

Hope this helps,

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I have Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8 Photo Viewer and various applications (e.g. Lightroom) to process Panasonic Lumix RAW files in .RW2 format.

I can't find a way of displaying the image thumbnails in Windows Explorer. I've tried to install various versons of Microsoft camera codecs but they don't install in Windows 8 64 bit.

Is there a solution to this?

Answer:How to View Panasonic RAW (.RW2) Image Thumbnails?

The Microsoft Camera Codec packs come through Windows Update in Windows 8/8.1. I've just looked and it appears the last one was December 2013, so I guess it depends on how old your Camera is.

If you scroll down to the 'References' section at the following link, you can see what Panasonic camera's were added in that update and also all the camera's supported up to that point.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article (KB2899189):
Update adds support for many camera-specific file formats in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1: December 2013

It's about time we had an ISO approved camera raw format standard, as it's looong overdue.

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SageThumbs is a program that allows thumbnail views of rare or unsupported file types like PSD. Up until now it's only been available for XP but now is windows 7 ready - 32 & 64 bit.

It's freeware and you can download it at softpedia - download SageThumbs.

Just thought I'd pass it along.


Answer:View PSD thumbnails in Explorer...FINALLY

Sorry Tagen, after coming across your suggestion here, I tried SageThumbs, and must say it is worse than not having SageThumbs. After installing even the normal blue PDS icon became plain white sheet. I uninstalled it and re-installed it, but no change. I'm now trying out Irfanview. My system is an old Dell with Windows 7 Professional. (32bit).

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Whenver I set my movie folder to view thumbnails I no longer get a preview image showing up for the various moives, I only get a windows movie icon showing up. Any way to fix that to where I can see a preview of the movie in that icon again?

Answer:RESOLVED: Can't view movie thumbnails?

Hi this may be because it cannot get a preview of the video, however before thinking this, you should check the properties and set it to video view.

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Hi all,

I have a Gateway 7330GZ laptop. When I visit online forums, I am unable to view attached thumbnails. It shows the forum box that surrounds the thumbnails, but there is nothing there to click. The odd thing is, I can view attached pictures. I have tried Firefox, Opera, and IE with the same problem regardless. Any suggestions? Let me know if you are in need of more information. Thanks much folks!

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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

Answer: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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I just upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise having had used XP for years. In addition, I have an 8tb server networked with a large collection of movies. With XP, I made each folder a thumbnail (.db file) so that each folder containing the movie would have a picture of the movie cover. My HTPC is still running XP, and of course, can view the thumbnails just fine. With Windows 7, I have tried everything. Basically, i can't get it to show the thumbnail (.db file) which is contained inside each movie folder.

I have changed the folder options to "always show icons, never thumbnails" so that it will show thumbnails. I have changed the local group policy editor to make sure that windows has the proper settings. There is even an option to" turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons on network folders." This is disabled.

Basically, I just want to look and feel of XP with flat folders previewing .db files that are contained within each folder.

Any help is appreciated.


Answer:Can't view thumbnails (.db) from network drive

Hi djdrock and welcome to the Forum
I don't know if this is what you are looking for but it may help!
How To Open & View Thumbs.db (Thumbnail Database) File In Windows

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I am not able to see my thumbnails in brand new win 7 pro 64. I have no option to view thumbnails in my pictures folder, just small, medium, large, and extra large icons, then view, list, details, and content. I'll keep researching, look forward to hearing from you.stumped

Answer:No option to view thumbnails in Windows 7

Splinta,Check out the link below.How to Enable or Disable Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 Explorer

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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

Answer: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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I'm running Windows 98SE.

Following a big event I was designated the recipient of digital photos taken by several guests, with the task of picking "the best ones" and assembling a digital photo album. All told there are about 300 photos. However, many are similar shots. In order to be able to find and compare the similar shots, I need to have thumbnails of all the photos viewable at the same time. I tried the thumbnail feature in Windows Explorer, but for some reason many of the photos don't open as thumbnails, or take forever to do so.

Can someone please direct me to a photo viewing freeware or shareware that can show thumbnails and filename of all the pics. (As this is a one-time task, I'd rather not have to buy the software.)

Thank you.

Answer:Software to view LOTS OF THUMBNAILS

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Are you guys having the same trouble I have opening Attached Thumbnails (meaning screenshots) in threads at the moment?

Answer:Solved: Attached Thumbnails view

Man I have found this whole site to be slow on opening anything right now!

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Hi all,

I have a Gateway 7330GZ laptop. When I visit online forums, I am unable to view attached thumbnails. It shows the forum box that surrounds the thumbnails, but there is nothing there to click. The odd thing is, I can view attached pictures. I have tried Firefox, Opera, and IE with the same problem regardless. Any suggestions? Let me know if you are in need of more information. Thanks much folks!

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I can't view the thumbnails without double clicking then opening. I don't know what's happened. And everyone says to uncheck that box saying "allow thumbnails only, not icons", and it IS unchecked! and then i went to my pictures folder, then it showed thumbnails for a few seconds, then it went back as being icons... HELP ME!!!

Answer:In windows 7, i suddenly can't view thumbnails in my folders

This often happens when the virtual memory in your computer is low.. do you often run programs to clean your system?

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I like to view my files/folders as 'Details' rather than as thumbnails...i find them easier to read and it's easier to find what im looking for.. 'Thumbnail' seems to be the default setting for every single folder and i have to change every single folder i enter, which is a can i change the default so that when i enter each folder the files/folders are arranged as 'Details'

Answer:Solved: 'Details' View Rther Than 'Thumbnails'

Open any folder and set it to 'Details' view. Click on 'Tools' select 'Folder Options' then the 'View' tab.

At the top click on 'Apply to all folders' then click 'Apply' 'OK'

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It is extremely frustrating to transfer all of my iphone videos taken on my phone to my pc and not have the still first second of the movie as an image so that I can know what they are and organize the movies. PLEASE help me view thumbnails of .MOV files with VISTA so that i dont have to click on all of my movies to see what they are and organize them.

PLEASE be descriptive for an only moderately tech savy guy.


Answer:PLease help me VIEW iphone .MOV movie THUMBNAILS w VISTA 64 !!!! on my pc

Please somebody help me!!!!

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I have a folder which contains subfolders. The subfolders contain videos. I'd like to see thumbnails of all the videos in the subfolders without having to go into each one. Is there a way to do that?

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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.


Answer: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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Can anyone please give me advice on how to view my video files as thumbnails in XP explorer. I could always do so but now i can only see pictures as thumbnails in explorer but not any of my movie files like mpeg, wmv,avi, etc

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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.

Answer:VLC not showing thumbnails view of Video File

a piece of software called icaros can help. If specified in the settings it will take responsibility for thumbnail generation of various file types

Icaros 2.3.0 / 3.0.0 RC4 - Download

background info that led to my discovery is on this forum

Mpg files Windows 10

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I recently had a desktop hijack problem and, while I was able to remove (I think) all of the offender, I am currently unable to place a jpg photo as wallpaper, Along with that is the fact that the personalize desktop background will not show any thumbnails; neither will folders show icons larger than mediun icons. this is ultimate 32 bit. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:unable to change desktop and view thumbnails

hi try running sfc /scnw

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I have this major problem with windows thumbnails not showing 99% of the times and it is driving me nuts. I work with pictures all day everyday and I need to see the thumbnails to find them easily and this dumb machine is not doing it any more.
I have tried numerous thing, uncheking all in performance tab, setting up a new user ( it works for a few minutes and then not), uninstalling all the programs I could uninstall, trying to delete the .DB files in appdata folder ( couldnt do it), using the disc cleanup utility with no go. I have malware bytes instaled on my system and in general it is working very good. I prefer to use the fastStone image viewer and it has been working great until lately.
I am not open to do a full instal but if I can repair my OS I have all the discs but not sure how to repaire witout a full install.
I am posting a few screen captures as well as the reults from minitool box here, and thank you all in advance.

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by PBR (administrator) on 02-11-2014 at 16:49:16
Running from "C:\Users\PBR\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
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Answer:Windows 7 Thumbnails and Folders view NOT WORKING appear to have no AV installed...infection is a possibility, IMO.
Your errors center around 2 things...IE and your drives.  Controller errors on several drives add to my confusion.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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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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Hey there...ok...when I'm in explorer (viewing files not the internet) my View setting sometimes changes from Details to Thumbnails for no reason at all...not it just affects that one I set it back to Details and it's all good again...the folder seems's been happening to me for a long time...I don't think it's a virus or anything bad...I think it's a flaw or a bug or something...does anyone else have this problem??? THANX

Answer:How come my View changes from Details to Thumbnails in Explorer for no reason???

I had the EXACT same problem. I've attached the text below on how to fix it.

Good luck
By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:


These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell.

Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value.

Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size).

Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam.

Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

Close the registry and reboot.

Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

Always remember to back up your registry.

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Let me correct that subject line a bit. It happens in almost all Sub Folders. For example, This PC is an odd one. Sometimes it's in thumbnail view, other times it's in detail view. I suppose that depends on how you start This PC.
This started about 3 weeks ago. I've been so busy with tech problems, at the time I never thought about it being a long term issue. Had I known, I could have looked at my windows updates to see if there was an update around that time. But if it was a Windows update, I think lots of users would be throwing fits, so it must be something that was caused by a setting in another program.
I use the detail view on ALL of my folders. Even pictures and music, if I'm looking at those in Explorer, I want the detail view. I have programs for my audio files and my image files - then I will use a different view.
Well, I remember in the good old days, at least in XP, you could go into Folder Options and make changes and there was a bo you could check to Apply these changes to ALL folders? It was wonderful. Windows 10 doesn't have that option. But I figure one of you has had a similar issue, and I also figure one of you has found a solution.
I change the settings in every folder that I open, but it doesn't stay, and I've looked at all the options in the toolbar - There doesn't seem to be any option to save that view, let alone apply to ALL folders. This is driving me mad.
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Answer:All folders in Explorer display in Thumbnails view - Why??

Hello hooked,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view to all folders using the "General Items" template.

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...I do have quite a number of vector files (AI, EPS) and would be great to be able to view them in thumbnail mode either on Explorer or any Image Viewing application. I'm now running Win 7 (7201) x64. I can get by with EPS on ACDSee but not the AI files, ofcourse I don't want to run Illusrator everytime I need to make any selection of any of my big number of vector files.

...Any suggestion would be highly appreciate.

Answer:Anyway I can view Vector files in Thumbnails Mode?

Oop! My apology, guess I'd posted at the wrong place. Still desperately need advice.

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I'm suddenly only able to see icons and not thumbnails in my Documents>Pictures folder. Any ideas how to change it back to viewing thumbnails??† Thanks!† TinaMN.

Answer:How to view thumbnails & Not icons in Documents>Picture folder??

Hi TinaMN,

Thanks for posting here!

Let's navigate to My Documents ? Pictures folder. Right click on the window and choose View ? Large Icons. Let's see if thumbnails are available now.

Best regards,

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I'm running Windows 7 x64, and I can't see any video file thumbnails (ex: .avi, .flv, etc) of the files in my My Videos folder. All video clips work in VLC and WMC.

Addendum: I've tried to solve this problem by downloading the K-Lite Codec for x32 and x64 (as suggested to a user in a different thread), but as seen below, this solution only worked for the .mkv and .wmv files.

Can anyone offer up another solution?

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I have tons of folders with tons of photos and I would like to change the view so that all photos are displayed as large thumbnails, but I don't want to have to keep clicking that option in the view pane everytime I go into a folder, since I edit and delete MANY photos in many folders it would be nice if all photos displayed as large thumbnalis in ALL of my folders. I looked online and everyone said to go to Folder Option>View and select the option in there but there is no option to display folders/photos as large thumbnails.

Answer:How to changes windows explorer default folder view to large thumbnails?

Try right clicking on some blank space where the photos are listed
Hover over view and try different ones.


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I have a desktop with Windows XP Pro SP3, and a netbook with Windows 7 Home edition SP1. It appears that the "Thumbnails" (picture) option has been eliminated from the video files "View" menu options, so I can no longer see a pictorial snapshot of the contents of my video files.

Is this option completely eliminated or is there something I can do to retrieve this feature for Windows 7?

Answer:Thumbnails view option eliminated for video files in Windows 7?

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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.

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

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

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

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit.

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

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

Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

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

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I put thumb view in my pictures folder and it sometimes shows some thumbs but not all and sometimes shows none.

How can I fix this?

Answer:Thumbnails not showing in "thumbs view"

Is your operating system 98se? If so you could try searching for a registry tweak for "folder views". Sorry I'm XP.

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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.

Answer:Disabling video thumbnails whilst keeping image thumbnails enabled?

Does anybody have any ideas on this please?

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I have unchecked the option to 'show icons instead of thumbnails' (view>options>folder options) and I have checked 'show icons' (performance>advanced) but still I get icons instead of thumbnails. I have closed and restarted file explorer multiple times to no change. I have posted the screenshot below to show the current settings. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.

Answer:Thumbnails not displaying: Unchecked 'show icons'/checked 'thumbnails'

When you right click on the folder itself and select properties, there is a tab called customise. In this tab you can select what type of folder you want and choose Pictures. You can have this cascade down to subfolders as well. As for the other settings you mentioned, I usually keep my folder settings as the defaults.

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I recently had an unfortunate incident with some spyware (Security Shield) and in cleaning spyware and viruses off, I've noticed that I can no longer view thumbnails or set wallpaper via Personalization or Right Click -> Set as Desktop Background. The first screenshot shows what I see when trying to set a background via Personalization and the second screenshot shows a folder view that should show thumbnails.

Has anyone else had this problem? What worked for you?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Cannot view thumbnails/wallpaper and cannot set wallpaper

It seems that we have had the same problem just a short time ago. Help was offered by our own Brink, who is one of the best in these areas.
Desktop and thumbnails view error
We can use that as our strarting point and try to offer additional help.
If the above does not work, the problem may be a registry problem. Registry may have been changed by the virus.

If you set up a new adminstrative account, do you still have the problem?

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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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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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I admit, I love Vista and since drivers have become stable, Iíve not had any big issues, but there is one thing that Iíve been trying to figure out for a while now with no success and its really bugging me.

Live preview thumbnails seem to go ďblankĒ after a while. If an app has been running for a while, the live preview gets replaced by a static icon. Seems to be some sort of resource management issue, but Iíve been trying to figure out if there is some sort of configuration that can be adjusted to increase some sort of resource limit or turn it off altogether.

Answer:Vista Live Thumbnails become Dead Thumbnails

i've formatted, but last i checked, i had realtime previews of windows, only if the window was open

if i minimized the window, i would only get static images. Are you having the same problem, that might be the way it's supposed to work, i' m not sure

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Hello all,
I have a problem with my mail view.. I accidentally clicked something which changed my mail view to a list view.. like the first pic.. But i want it back as the 2nd pic, where i can see on a second line the subject ... I searched but could not find the option to switch it back. Does anyone know how to get it back?

Answer:Outlook 2010 cannot change my mail view back to normal from list view

You have changed the Reading View pane - here is how to get it back to your original:
Make changes to the Reading (preview) Pane - Outlook -

Just touch the 'View' tab and select 'Reading Pane' in the 'Layout' section on the Ribbon. Next select the option 'Right'. It should then be back to your preferred view.

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Ever since I did a factory reinstall 3 months ago, every time I close my machine down and restart, my Windows Explorer settings keep getting reverted back to ICON view instead of my saved DETAIL view.

I'm using the button under tools and folder options, View Tab, and Apply to all Folders.

Is there something else I'm missing?

This is starting to get pretty annoying.

Answer:Window Explorer Keeps reverting back to ICON view instead of DETAIL view

XP forgets your folder view settings?

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

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

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

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


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Hi, i wonder why my Icon does not show in Large Icon view and can be seen in other Icon View? It is invisible when you use Large Icon view. And i can't change my desktop back ground at all. It just won't save the change. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Window unable to view file in Large Icon view

Hi there,

You might want to consider a System Restore if this is a recent occurrence.

Using the System File Checker (sfc scannow) would be my next suggestion.

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I am unable to view diagrams in normal view. Application is Word 2003 9.0.6926 SP3

Print Layout view is fine.

In the format Object -> Layout -> Wrapping Style (inline with Text) is greyed out.

Printing of the document is also's just the problem with Normal view.

Also, seems like I keep losing the positioning of the picture (network diagram created using autoshapes and MS Draw)

The above problem is not document specific but reflects in all docs files.

Also, in another document, when I double click embedded equations (written using equation editor on another PC), equation editor doesn't launch itself neither is there any error message. This problem is document specific.

Anyone..any ideas?? Please advise!!

Answer:Unable to view pictures in Normal view - Word 2000

Magnet said:

I am unable to view diagrams in normal view. Application is Word 2003 9.0.6926 SP3

Print Layout view is fine.

In the format Object -> Layout -> Wrapping Style (inline with Text) is greyed out.

Printing of the document is also's just the problem with Normal view.

Also, seems like I keep losing the positioning of the picture (network diagram created using autoshapes and MS Draw)

The above problem is not document specific but reflects in all docs files.

Also, in another document, when I double click embedded equations (written using equation editor on another PC), equation editor doesn't launch itself neither is there any error message. This problem is document specific.

Anyone..any ideas?? Please advise!!Click to expand...

I had problems with pictures not getting displayed at all. I could only see blank screen and ocassional picture. This problem was solved by reducing the hardware accelaration. This can be done by display properties->settings->troubleshoot->hardware acceleration. Try lowering it to halfway or less and see if this solves the problem. It solved my problem.


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I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2007, How can I get my word attachments on an email I receiveto open in normal view and not in reading view?

Answer:Open word attachments in normal view and not reading view

Hi gmcin99, welcome to TSG.

This is a Word setting, not an Outlook setting. Open Word and go to Office Logo/Word Options, make sure the "Popular" section is highlighted, and uncheck the box to Open e-mail attachments in Full Screen Reading view. Hope that helps.

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Hi Everybody,

If anybody could give me some pointers on my problem I would really appreciate it

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion Laptop. I have this problem where after starting my PC, logging in and being dropped into the Panel view, I wait for about 10 seconds... and then the PC starts thrashing and constantly flicking between the traditional Desktop and the Panel view without me touching a button / clicking on anything!

The only things I can access on my laptop are:

Task ManagerGoogle Chrome (by clicking on the icon very quickly in Panel View before it flicks back to traditional Desktop)

This problem literally prevents me accessing anything else. As soon as I start opening something in traditional desktop mode, the pc flicks straight back to Panel view and it is lost! Even if I am quick enough to click on an application, it doesn't even load it!

I am almost certain it is some piece of software that I must have picked up along the way. I've been trying to use my Norton antivirus to scan and detect it... but I cannot even open that to scan, due to this very problem.

I even tried using the Trend Micro Home Call service, which I could access through Chrome of course. Unfortunately as soon as I tried downloading it I was told it had failed as there is no access to the internet(!?) very odd indeed.

I have not encoutered any details of this problem on the internet but if anybody could assist with this I would appreciate it so much! Thank you guys

Answer:Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control

Hi ihill, welcome here.

Try scanning with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

See what happens.

Update your video card drivers?
Monitor Drivers?
You haven't got any stuck keys on your laptop?

just a few suggestions to look out for, see how you go and let us all know.

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I have a picture on my hdd, in thumbnail view , I see at the top is a plane in the air, but when I click to view the pic in full screen, I only get the landscape of mountains and a lakeDoes this mean the jpg has hidden content ? and is there any Super Special jpg viewer that can show me the whole picture ? I have used 15 other picture viewers already , all with the top pic missing.why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?

Answer:JPG picture full view and thumbnail view mismatched

Upload the pic to a site of your choosing, give us the link & then we can check it out.

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Hi All. Baffled again by Microsoft's incomprehensible format...

Set up a quick view this morning, (stupid move) and now cannot get back to my account folders view... so for example to view recently sent items, quick view will only allow me to see all 3000 - everything I have ever sent... WHY?

If I un-click the quick view option, there is nothing in the folders pane, how do I return to the 'account folders view'?, each with their own inbox, sent box, deleted item etc

WLM has an 'all inbox' option, is there an option for 'all sent' or all drafts' etc files that have not been moved to 'storage folders' but are still live like the 'all inbox' files?

Is there a way of simplifying this bloated all or nothing menu? So much simpler and user friendly - like menus and shortcuts that AREN'T hidden.

Cheers - any help greatly received

Answer:switching from Quick view back to Folder View

I'll assume you mean in WLM? If you click on Menu> Layout do you have these options? (I don't use WLM myself )

If so, is Show storage folders ticked?

A Guy

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Can I set up Windows Explorer to display all folders to ALWAYS display all items, whatever their type, in list view?
Blow by blow instructions, please.

Answer:view all window explorer folders in 'list' view

In file explorer the View tab click navigation pane and choose show all folders.

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The Mail app's threaded view is quite annoying - I'm mistakenly deleting emails due to it bouncing around as I select emails or delete emails, etc, and it's difficult to follow the trail of communication.
Is there currently anyway to enable the 'normal' view mode?

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I keep all of my folders in Large Icons view but sometimes they revert to 'Details' view on their own! How do I get them to stay in Large Icons view permanently?

Answer:Folder view settings changing after I select the view I want

Hello kidxp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I'm using Outlook 2010 also as Calendar application.
When I'm switching to the Calendar View the "day view" is open,
but I want to see the "week view".

I think in the early days it was the way i want it - week view.
I don't know since when the behavior changed - maybe the last updates?
(I did not change any settings by my own).

I also did not find any setting where I can change the standard view.
Does anyone know how I change this behavior?

Answer:Outlook2010 Calender - At start Day view but want week view

See here: Lock default calendar view in Outlook 2010


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I was able to keep my home page on the browser where I want it. However, I have a seach toolbar that shows up whenever I open the broswer. I can select not to see with the 'view' tab but it gets reselected for view whenever I open the Broswer.

I also get the same 'search' toolbar in other windows (Windows Explorer for example.

Another porblem which seems to be related to the same source, is that although I have remember file view selections when reopening a folder in 'Folder Option' it always goes back to 'Large Icons' (I want 'list')

The problems all come from the original Broser Hi-jack thing. Can anyone advise?

Answer:Browser Tool Bar(also folder view) View Default

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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I am confused.  "My Music" folder is no where to be found under username. This is strange and I cant seem to recreate it.Under C:/username in the explorer view (left side) I now have:My DocumentsMy PicturesMy VideosI don't have:My MusicBut if you actually go to my computer, then the username folder in the C drive, you won't see those three folders.....why is that 


Answer:Libraries appear in one explorer view, but missing in folder view

Kindly stop starting multiple threads that discuss the same subject (libraries and user folders). You started multiple threads roughly three hours apart and it's confusing to people following them, myself included, because we wouldn't know which one to reply to and which one to ignore, plus it's in total disregard to cross-posting etiquette. The first one located here already started receiving relevant replies and people are more likely to follow it, so I recommend you stick to that thread and await responses therein. The other extra and unnecessary thread is here, plus this one.

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Unable to view movies using Clown View
Clone view works fine however when I try to play movie using (windows media player and Divx player) I can see the whole screen on both the monitor and tv however I can only see the movie clip (.avi) on the monitor. On the tv there is just a black screen where to movie would be. When I try to user full screen in both programs the video only shows up on the monitor, I've tried download some codecs but none seem to work. I have also tried downloading the most recent drivers for my video card
geforce2 Mx 400 64mbram tv and svideo out (using rca for tv out)

If anyone has ever had this problem or has a good idea of how to fix it please post or email me .

[email protected]

Answer:Unable to view movies in clone view (geforce 2 mx 400)

No idea... Works fine on mine. You could be seeing some sort of copy protection stuff like macrovision protection.

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Help !

Am running Win XP Prof, Service Pack 3 on a Dell Diminsion 3000....ISP: AT&T....Zone Alarm Free Firewall. 1 gig Ram.

After having Win XP reinstalled, I found that after a few minutes use....the task bar changed to "classic style". After a few tries at eliminating this glitch....I went to Google and came up with a solution which I thought would work.

I downloaded 2 files from

restorethemes.reg size:455 kb
classicdisable.reg size: 729 bytes

"restorethemes" should have restored Win XP themes to default.....however it DID NOT, and I found my computer locked in FULL classic view....which I don't like.

"classicdisable" should have disabled the "classic trainwreck" DID NOT...CRAP !

From that point, I could only think to delete both files from the registry....but truth be told, I am alas....Computer Stupid....."Computers for Dummies" baffels me ! I have no idea how to access the registry where the 2 files might be found, much less the process for deletion. I'm lost.....
Could someone please help ?


Answer:Solved: Stuck in Classic view / Cannot restore Win XP view

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All my jpg photos on my harddrive I have set to thumbnail view , but every time after a re-boot , the jpg folders are all back to detailed view ,meaning you can not see the thumbnail until you specifically set the folder back to thumbnail view , this is very irritating , what can be causing this ?and is there an XP Fix that can override this problem ??My folder options is already set , to remember and keep settings, but something keeps changing back to detailed view.why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?

Answer:my jpg thumbnail view back to detailed view ?

auto7890, Try Line 2 (left column) "Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000" reg file fix at the link below. Instructions are on the page.

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I can't view any advertising in any of the web pages, and on some clothing websites I cant view some of the images.  Also, when I can't view a complete website of ` a bank websites

Answer:I cant view any advertising in any of the web pages, plus I cant view some image

Welcome to CH.We help anyone with any kind of computer problem If you are under 18 and you parents have put image blocking on your Internet service, we an not help you remove it.

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Dear all - ok I am a forum virgin so go easy on me. We have a 10 pc'c 6 of which run XP Pro two of which run Win7 and two run Win 8.1. I have set us all up as a workgroup with homegroup disabled on the two win8 pc's. I have set profiles on the win7 and win8 all to have shared file on, discover devices on and in the advanced sharing set up all setting are share file on/password off etc. All is fine except one of the win8 pc's simply will not show any of the other pc's within the workgroup other than the other win8 pc. I have trudged and trudged to see if I can find a solution without success. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

Answer:unable to view xp computers in network view on 8.1 pc

Have you tried setting up a different user profile on the Windows 8 machine with the problem?

Try setting up a standard account on the problem machine then see if can see the other machines. This will tell if you the current user profile is corrupted.

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As if you know , windows common view in Windows XP SP3 on a random folder means theres the folder listing in the left side of your explorer window and classic view is that you only see the content of the folder your browsing , the left folder bar is gone .I got this problem I can't seem to solve on my own . Wether I use common or classical view , the folder bar is still there . In casse i close the folder bar manually and then opening a folder from that window , it opens a new window with the folder bar . I don't want the folder bar in there . Is there a way to fix it ? Kinda annoyed already . -_-'

Answer:Windows common view & classic view .

I really I am not able to understand you very well. I use certain explorer addons like : FileBox eXtender. Give me a lot of new possibilities.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 Home edition. How do I make the list view the default view in windows explorer to ALL folders? I actually set this view to all folders. But some folders revert to other views. Is there a fix for this?

Answer:How Do I Make List View the Default View?

Hello koolx,

You can use the method in the tutorial below to set that folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

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Hey guys.

First of all let me apologize for putting this in the XP forum. I'm tired and frustrated after trying all day to fix this problem so I'm desperate now and figured I'd get a quicker reply here. Also not sure if it's exclusively a problem with my connection/browsers.

Okay so my problem is that out of the blue google chrome stopped viewing pages. I get "Error 102" when I try to view a page. The annoying thing is it appears that Chrome isn't even attempting to load anything it just instantly displays this error. It was working literally 5 minutes before this error first appeared. I was using Firefox at the same time (I have different passwords saved for different sites on different browsers) so I have no idea if viewing something on FF could of caused this.

What I've tried so far:

- Making sure I have "automatically detect settings" enabled in every browser while making sure "use a proxy" is disabled.

- Disabling all anti virus/firewall software and making sure Chrome is a trusted application.

- Uninstalling Chrome and reinstalling it

- Making sure nothing appears to be blocked router wise

- Checking and resetting hosts file

- Releasing and renewing IP

- Make sure SSL and T-something is enabled in browser settings

- Currently running a Malware scan with MalwareBytes but surely any malware would simply change my browsers proxy settings which I've already checked.

I can browse normal pages on Firefox but when I try to view HTTPS s... Read more

Answer:Only Firefox can view pages but can't view https at all

Would like to add that the Winsock fix hasn't fixed the problem.

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I have a large collection of clipart in 500 subfolders under a main folder called Clipart.Is there a quick way of making all these sub folders the same view i.e. Thumbnails in Windows Explorer (Classical View). OS is Windows XP Pro SR1

Answer:Make Subfolders View Same as Folder View

You may find something in Tools/Folder Options.

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For example, if I change the view of one folder to "large icons" or to "list" or whatever, then ALL of the folders will have that view. But I want specific folders to have specific view types. How can I accomplish this?

Answer:If I change the view of one folder, the view of all folders changes?!?

Hello S35,

Is this within a Libray folder?

All Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view. You can have separate Arrange by view settings in each added New folder in the library though.

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How to view the cockpit view of the fighter plane in Guardian's of the skies in windows lumia 520? Can any one help me?

Answer:How do I view the cockpit view of the fighter plane?

Have you contacted the app developers and asked them?

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Hello all. Apologies if this has been asked before, but I searched and didn't find anything. I also searched Google, but everyone who complained of the problem had a different setup from me. I also posted this to Notebook Forum if any of you are there. Anyway, my preferred view for the old My Computer, called just Computer in Win7, is the default "Tiles" view, per the attached file Tiles.jpg which I screenshot off my work computer. But it's not available on my brand new machine. There is no Tiles view available in the dropdown. It has been replaced with an "Extended Tiles" view which is completely useless. I think this may have happened when I tried and failed to install Win8 over 7, but who knows, I just noticed it the other day. The best I can do is a custom "Details" view, per the attached Details.jpg. It has basically the same information about the drives but lacks the other hardware. I know this is not a big problem, but I would like to fix it anyway. All the posters in other forums where this issue arises installed some kind of aftermarket software which modified their folder views. I did install one called Folder Options X which disables full line selection within folders, but I have this installed on both computers so that can't be the culprit. I do not want to reset all my folder views unless absolutely necessary. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. TIA.

Answer:Tiles view missing from (My) Computer view?

Hello PDSF,

It sounds like something may have gone wrong using the disable full row select if that is the only thing you did that affected folder views.

Usually, it's required to reset folder views back to default to have "Tiles" instead of "Extended Tiles".

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8

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This is something that has puzzled me for ages. I open a directory which has some sub-directories and some stand-alone files. I do view details. The file sizes are displayed, but the folder sizes are not displayed. In order to find a folder that doesn't match size with the source, I have to go through the painfully tedious task of right clicking and selecting properties on each folder. With XP, there was a tool I installed which allowed me to display the folder size, but the tool doesn't work in Windows 7.

Is there a way one can easily view the folder sizes without having to right click and select properties for each individual folder?

Answer:Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?

Just use:

GetFoldersize - View Disk Usage, Calculate Disk Space

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What is the easiest way of returning to the overhead satellite view in Google Earth when exiting street view.After looking at street view in a road, I click on the "Exit Photo" button at the top right of the window. The overhead view re-appears but it is tilted, zoomed right in and the north indicator is not at the top.To get back to where I was, I have to use the navigation buttons to zoom out, remove the tilt to achieve a vertical view and rotate the image to get north correctly orientated.Surely there is a shortcut.......?

Answer:Google Street View and Overhead View

zooms back out (or in depending on which way you scroll)

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