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Viewing source file for thumbnails.

Question: Viewing source file for thumbnails.

Hello all,
I have what I consider to be a rather unique situation. I have recently been trying to restore an old, uncropped version of a file from about 10 years and about 3 computers ago, naturally impossible under general circumstances. However, the thumbnail for the file still shows the original version, while opening the image in windows media viewer or ms paint reveals that the file in fact contains the new version.

My query was since the thumbnail seems to be saving the original non-cropped version, has it kept a copy of the old file? If so, can the old version be opened so I can view it? I lack information about thumbnails to know whether this is possible or impossible.

Thanks for any assistance.

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Answer: Viewing source file for thumbnails.

You would need a copy of the original file. A thumbnail is just a smaller version and does not contain this file. The best you could do is resize the image to whatever size is needed but the quality of the image would suffer.

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I know that if in Folder Options I choose "Always show icons, never thumbnails' the '.thumbs' file stops being created everytime you view an image file in Explorer. But I do want to see thumbnails, or more specifically I like the idea of viewing the image of the *.jpg, *.dng etc. when in Explorer. However, what I don't like is getting a '.thumbs' file being created.
I'm sure it is possible to have one without the other but can't recall how to do so.
Thank you

Answer:Viewing thumbnails as images but without .thumbs file

In Windows Explorer [Win7 and earlier] go to Organize, Folder and Search Options, View tab and the first item Files and Folders and uncheck the first thing about Always show icons, never thumbnails. At least that is what works with my Win7 Ult. But then I use the Extra Large Icons view for pictures and don't get the .thumbs part.

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Previously this was just a minor annoyance but now I need a fix. In many of my folders I am missing file names for my files when they're viewed in Thumbnail mode. I have no idea what's causing this to happen, and I've looked everywhere I can think of for a fix.

Can anyone point me to a solution?

I guess I'm not able to delete my thread so I'll edit to post the solution instead. It's a result from holding shift while opening a folder in Thumbnail mode. To correct the missing file names I simply had to hold shift while opening the folder for a second time. Annoying.
 

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Question: Viewing Thumbnails

How do I enable the Thumbnail View for Folders in Windows Explorer for Windows 2000. When I try to enable it, I cant see pictures.
 

Answer:Viewing Thumbnails

You question is kind of a contradiction.Are you trying to view pictures? Th following views are available and the choice is made by clicking on the one you want using the views icon to the right of the folders icon:
Thumbnails
Tiles
Icons
List
Details

Pictures are usually seen in the Thumbnail view.

You must click on the section in the explorer tree first. Once done, click on the views icon to see the files that have opened on the right screen in the view of your choice.

NOTE: this is not the word VIEW on the Toolbar. It's a square icon with tiny circles to the right of the folder icon.
 

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In Win 2000, you can see a representation of a web page using View > Thumbnail in windows explorer. In XP, you can't, apparently by design (Windows support article 327833). Is there any way to switch this option on, or, perhaps more likely, a windows explorer replacement that gives you this feature?thanks, C

Answer:Viewing web page thumbnails in XP

Probably a security measure. You could try the MS instructions but substitute regsvr32 /u to un-register the dll in question, though I'm not recommending it. I don't know of any other software that will produce a thumbnail of HTML pages.

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Hi, I liked the way folder thumbnails showed up in XP - full face, rather than an image coming out of a folder.

instead of

Is there any way to get this view back???

Answer:Viewing folder thumbnails like in XP?

If you put your music in the "Music Library Folder" you can choose "Album" in the "Arrange by:". Then adjust the size of the thumbnail by using "CTRL + Mouse Wheel" or going to "More Options" and use the slider to resize the thumbnails.

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I have this ongoing problem with my recycle bin on another thread, but recently in my effort to resolve that issue I have noticed that I can no longer view thumbnails in folders. Does anyone know why this would suddenly stop working?

~chuck
Windows 2K Pro
Service Pack 4
P4 1.8GHz
Dell Dimension 4300
512MB RAM
NVIDIA 64MB DDR GeForce3 Ti 200
 

Answer:Viewing Thumbnails in Folders

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q243/4/01.ASP&NoWebContent=1
 

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I can't see the thumbnails in the thumbnail view for videos even for .wmv and mpg extensions although I used to be able to see that just a few days ago. How do I trouble shoot that? By the way I can still see thumb views for pictures. I use Win XP Pro

Answer:Problem viewing thumbnails videos

Right click on folder -> View -> ThumbnailsThen you right click on .wmv and .mpg -> Open with -> Windows Media playerIf still not OK, you download and install K Lite Codec, when you in stall there''re an option for you to enable thumbnails which type of media files you want.

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

Answer:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer

What OS?

See if the link to restore thumbnails on the right side of this page helps...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

buck
 

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Hi

When I want to view my videos in a thumbnail mode it will generate a explorer.exe error.. all I can get from the error is the following
Code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<DATABASE>
<EXE NAME="SYSTEM INFO" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_SYSTEM">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="advapi32.dll" SIZE="616960" CHECKSUM="0x8E9BCF02" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Advanced Windows 32 Base API" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="advapi32.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="advapi32.dll" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xA0DE4" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:23" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:23" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="gdi32.dll" SIZE="282112" CHECKSUM=&qu... Read more

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Can someone provide me with a step by step in modifying the registry to show flv thumbnails just as I am able to see mpeg and avi and wmv files.

I have some instructions but I didn't quite understand it all on how/what to modify. I will include such info as I have ...need some experienced help for a newbie ! Thank you.

But here is how you can make your videos in extensions like flv and 3gp to show thumbnail preview in the Windows Explorer just like the avi and wmv files.

1. The following trick needs registry tweaking so you can either backup your registry or delete the key that you are just going to create.

2. Open a notepad and copy and paste the following code as it is.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.flv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=?{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}?

3. Remember you need to copy the entire code and then save the file with any name but with .reg extension say abc.reg (If this don?t work then paste Windows
Registry Editor Version 5.00 before REGEDIT4 and try again)

4. Double click this newly created file and click on yes afterwards.

5. Congratulations, flv video files will show a thumbnail preview in the explorer.

Note:

Similarly, you can make the other video files like .3gp, .mp4, .mov or .vob to show thumbnail preview in the explorer. For that you just need to replace .flv with the extension you are making

Example:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-... Read more

Answer:Viewing flv thumbnails in explorer WinXp

I remember my first time doing something like this. I asked the same question you have since I was afraid I'd brake my computer.

Click start, click run, type notepad and click ok.

Copy and paste the following text into the new window, just like you would with Word or any other text editing program:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.flv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=”{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}”

Make sure there are no extra spaces before REGEDIT4 or after 590}"

Save the file to your Desktop as (something).reg and double click the new file that's been created. Windows should ask you if you'd like to import it into your registry. Click yes and reboot to finish.

Sometimes, the file will open in Notepad instead of being imported. This rarely happens but it's not hard to fix. Just post here again if it does and I'll walk you through fixing it.

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I have windows 2000. When in Windows Explorer I used to be able to view my photos by changing the setting to Thumbnails. Now, I can only view older photos that are in my folders. I had to download Kodak EasyShare to be able to retrieve photos from my digital camera. Is it the EasyShare that is causing me problems?

Answer:VIEWING WINDOWS EXPLORER THUMBNAILS

It used to be fine, then you loaded some software and now it doesn't work? You may have answered your own question.  

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Good morning all..

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

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

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

Thanks.
ck
 

Answer:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer

http://www.beemerworld.com/tips/thumbnails.htm
 

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my pc resets almost every time i view a video folder. system restore does not help. browsing the net, many have been able to fix the problem with "regsvr32/ishell.dll", but my system cannot find the file. how can i fix the problem? Its possible that a program called stylexp may have messed with vital files on my system, but uninstalling stylexp does not help. How can i fix this explorer reset? Aside from explorer, the pc itself also resets with a serious error message sometimes. My system is clear of all viruses, but i dont know how i can fix the problem. thanks for any help

Answer:pc resetting with serious error when viewing video thumbnails

Repair XPOPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt filesTypesfc /scannowin the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive. sfc /scannow problemsclick hereOPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing system1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3. 3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). 4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears... Read more

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I'm trying to view Jpeg images for folders that contain my MP3 albums. I want to be able to view the album covers rather than the default folder picture. I'm running on windows 2000 and have re- named the Jpeg image to "folder" (without speechmarks) and then selected thumbnails on the view bar but to no avail. I think its an XP thing which does not allow you to do this on 2000. Can anyone help?

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Hi, I mainly use my computer for photo editing and web browsing, I've got 1000's of photos that I'm constantly viewing and working with.

I've noticed that when I increase the thumbnails of the photos I'm viewing to the largest size that it can go the picture quality deteriorates, it becomes slightly blurry, it looks as though its being interpolated and not displaying the actual photo.

When I decrease the thumbnail size halfway it becomes shaper but when I increase it again it just looks as though it's simply interpolating the image.

The issue is that I like to display my thumbnails at the largest size and it's frustrating to see a decrease in the picture quality, I dont notice it in the photo gallery.

My monitor is an Nec 2490, I've got the dpi setting at 120 dpi, I've noticed that when I have the computer set to 144 dpi I dont notice the decrease in picture quality when viewing the large thumbnails.

Should I keep my computer set to 144 dpi? I currently have it at 120 dpi Does anyone notice the decrease in picture quality as well? any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks, Stu.

Answer:Degraded picture quality when viewing large thumbnails

I think Windows use embedded thumbnails to view pictures. Generally JPEG from digital cameras will have such thumbnails, and rather than read the whole multi-megabyte file, Windows will just grab the thumbnail at the start. They're not particularly large, and probably won't even fit the space in "extra large icon" in view. Note that the view menu only has preset sizes (large, extra large, and medium) for thumbnails. In XP, you could set thumbnails size using TweakUI. Since TweakUI isn't available to Vista, you can try setting that setting manually in the registry, but I wouldn't know what key is involved.

Since you work with pics a lot, may I suggest, using xnview (freeware) for image browsing? It has a LOT of options you can customize, including thumbnail size (try sticking to high quality thumbnails). Some people will also suggest IrFanView, but I haven't had a chance to play with it.

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Hi, I mainly use my computer for photo editing and web browsing, I've got 1000's of photos that I'm constantly viewing and working with.

I've noticed that when I increase the thumbnails of the photos I'm viewing to the largest size that it can go the picture quality deteriorates, it becomes slightly blurry, it looks as though its being interpolated and not displaying the actual photo.

When I decrease the thumbnail size halfway it becomes shaper but when I increase it again it just looks as though it's simply interpolating the image.

The issue is that I like to display my thumbnails at the largest size and it's frustrating to see a decrease in the picture quality, I dont notice it in the photo gallery.

My monitor is an Nec 2490, I've got the dpi setting at 120 dpi, I've notice that when I have it set to 144 dpi I dont notice the decrease in picture quality. Does anyone notice this as well? any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Stu
 

Answer:Degraded picture quality when viewing large thumbnails

my guess is the thumbnails are a set size, so resizing the thumbnail near its native size will look sharper than when you make it larger than its native size. and the actually display size (Small/ Medium etc..) in explorer is just a zoom feature.
 

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Question: Viewing Source

Well I wanted to view the source for a certain site (not stealing source code) and he had an awesome source blocker. When I right clicked the view source code wouldn't be an option and if I went to view --> source it would also be disabled. I'm just wondering how to turn this off. I thought disabling javascript would work but I don't know how....Thanks in advance.

By the way this was the link http://www.degraeve.com/images/lcsm.gif I tried disabling java (I think I understood) See if you can get the source. Thanks!
 

Answer:Viewing Source

There's no source for it because it's only an image.. image's don't have any code behind it.
 

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Hello!

I am having a niggly problem with viewing the source code of web pages.

When viewing a web page, if I select Source from the View menu, the code does not appear in Notepad like it should do. However, if I type c:\ in the Address bar & hit Enter then hit the Back button & then select Source from the View menu, all is as it should be!

I have used the Repair facility within Add/Remove Programs for I.E. 5.5 but it has not fixed the problem.

I am using Windows Me on a K7-500 with 640 Mb RAM.

Any help on this would be appreciated - thanks!
 

Answer:Viewing the Source.

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Question: Viewing Source

Anyone have a clue as to why I can't view source on any website whatsoever? Notepad doesn't pop up when I click on View Source
 

Answer:Viewing Source

Fixed. Cleared Temporary Internet Files (took 10 minutes)
 

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Can't view my BRAND NEW High Definition video clips which I've saved to an external hard drive easily. The saved files won't display as thumbnails (for easier sorting later) but display as an icon (in this case a VLC media file......... any suggestions would be appreciated!
 

Answer:Viewing HD video files as thumbnails on external hard drive

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I am learning html for school in an online class. I have been writting the code for it and have been not able to view the source of some of the other students that are in the class to compare my code with some of the others. I am also not able to view source for any other page. Could someone please sheed some light on the subject?
 

Answer:trouble viewing source

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Hello!

I can not see the source of a web page when I select "Source" from the "View" menu in Internet Explorer.

I am using Windows Me on an AMD K7-500 with 640Mb of RAM.

I do not have an entry for Internet Explorer in "Add/Remove Programs", so I can not repair it there.

Any ideas or help would really be appreciated - Thanks!
 

Answer:Viewing the source of a web page.

Hi

Look at the bottom of this page to try and run the repair tool http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/ie50-11.shtml

hope that helps

buck
 

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When i right click and view source, nothing comes up for me to read. same deal when i click view then source nothing. ideas?
 

Answer:IE question on viewing source

Check this MS article:

306907 - Source Code Is Not Displayed
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306907

sekirt
 

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I use Windows XP and IE8. When I try to 'View Message Source' by right-clicking on a message in the Hotmail Inbox, I always get a small Windows Internet Explorer window saying:

IE cannot download getmessagesource.aspx from by151w.bay151.mail.live.com
IE was not able to open this site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.

Can anyone shed any light on this please as I used to find this very useful for identifying spam.
 

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2 separate questions:

1. I can't view the source of any webpage. I can click it, but nothing at all happens when I do.

2. How can I make it so that when I hover over a hyperlink I can see on the bottom where it's going to take me?

THANKS
 

Answer:can't view source & viewing the link?

On the tool bar go to view then check/select the 'status bar'
 

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Why is it that when I click on 'View' and then 'Source' in the internet explorer browser, i dont always get to see the source code of the website im looking at? Even when i try this on the same site, sometimes it shows the code other times not.Ive just tried it on this site. first time i did it i got to see the code, the second time nothing!

Answer:Viewing website source code

Have you got 'View Source' as a right click option? and if so does that only work intermittently?

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Not to sure if this is a question for Web Design forum or the Helproom.Everything was fine it seems up until yesterday or today.When I try to 'view source' online nothing happens, as in Notepad does not open.But when I 'view source' offline Notepad duly opens to reveal the source code.I have a laptop that I have checked the settings against and all seems to be ok.Using XP Pro and IE6.Cheers

Answer:Trouble viewing source code

IE > Tools > Internet Options > General > Delete Files. When it's finished deleting then try again.

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When I Right Click - View Source/View - Source nothing happens! Even when it previously was working (it was working an hour ago, and now it doesn't...this has been happening a lot lately...sometimes it will not even work the first time; it is very random). Can anybody provide a solution to this problem, and help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

-Brian
 

Answer:Problems Viewing Source Code

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I can view the website source via Mozilla Firefox but when I right click and view source in Internet Explorerer, I get the following error message:

Windows cannot axcess the specified path, devices, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
This happens in every webpage using I.E.
Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Viewing source on Windows XP Internet Explorer

What operating system? XP or 2000 and which version and which SP? Liz
 

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I just purchased Office Home & Student 2007 and am trying to use it to edit some HTML.

Can someone please advize how this is accomplished.
I cannot find the previous options under View that were available in prior versions of Word.
This is very frustrating...is there some way I can view and edit html code in Word 97?? Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Viewing html source in Word 2007???

Generally, if something is missing in Office, it was not chosen during installation. Run the installer again and choose a custom installation to add and remove any components you choose.
 

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Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer programs & functions

Running XP Home, Version 2002, SP2

All my folders are set to thumbnail in windows explorer, but when I go to send a picture on msn or open in another application the pictures are in list view.

This requires an extra step to view the thumbnail, having to go to "view menu" then check thumbnails to preview files before opening/sending.

I have scoured the internet for a solution, to no avail.

Anyone be so kind as to lend any expertise on the issue?

Thank you.


 

Answer:Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer

was hoping someone might have some insight, thank you for your time.
 

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Hi,
I would like to create a .bat to copy files from source folder to destination folder.
Some files in source folder already exist in destination folder (Same name)
What I would like is that files existing in destination folder to be rename to f.eks filename_BAK.extension.
Eksampel.:
Source folder include. FileOne.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt
Destination folder include. FileOne.asp - (NO FileTwo) - FileTree.txt
Result. FileOne.asp (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileOne_BAK.asp) - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileTree_BAK.txt)
Now in desination folder.: FileOne.asp - FileOne_BAK.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt - FileTree_BAK.txt
Files in source folder are placed in different folders, but in same structure in destination.

Kind regards
Søren Kromann

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When I use the XCopy command in Windows 2000, I can copy any file I like; however, when I use copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop in either Windows Explorer or PowerDesk, I get the following error:

Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read from the Source File or Disk

I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and came up with only one article, Q224378. This article seems not to apply to my situation because it applies to Windows 2000 Server. I am running Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2. I did attempt to install the fix that article Q224378 suggested anyway; but, I got an error message that I was attempting to upgrade a program that didn't exist on my system.

I have also learned that this error applies when copying from either of my SCSI CD-ROM drives, not when copying from hard disks or floppies.

Any Suggestions?
 

Answer:[Solved] Cannot copy file: Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk

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Hi friends,

Suddenly one files has appeared on my desktop which i am struggling to delete. On each action it gives me same error i.e. Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

OR

If if try to cut/move the file it shows - Cannot move file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

I have performed following troubleshooting steps
1) CHKDSK on my C: drive, but no luck.
2) Windows repair 'chkdsk /r' but file still exists.

Please help me a way to get rid out of this issue.

Thanks
Sagar...
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

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I have windows vista, and i could play it, but i unnisntalled for some reason. and now i cant copy the file "simcity4.dat" file, please help! it cant contact the source file of the date file, for some REASON!

i love this game and i really want to play it but i jst cant! PLEASE HELP
 

Answer:Sim City 4 Data file source file wont load!

Are you re-installing from a the disk?
 

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I NEED HELP, ITS REALLY ANNOYING PROBLEM:
an error occurred while trying to copy a file the source file is corrupted!!!!
Every time a got this msg, while im trying to instal any game...
Do u know how to solve this, pls help....

Answer:an error occurred while trying to copy a file the source file is corrupted!!!!

are you using a cd or dvd to install the game? if yes, check the media for scratches and buff the media a bit. Always wipe media from in to out. Then, try again. If it fails, try downloading the files on the media to your desktop and run the install from there. You could also try it in another pc to confirm the media is still good.

if not using media, then run a chkdsk d: /r but change the drive letter to the one holding the install files.

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Problem: A while ago I emptied the recycle bin. After emptying, a folder remained that had 4-5 files in it. I don't recall exactly what the files were.

I tried to delete the folder, and got the message in the title.

No problem I thought, and I got out a handy file shredder and shredded that file to pieces. It was gone.

Except it's not. When I use CCleaner or other aps to clean my system, the "cannot delete file:..." message in the title pops up.

If I go to the recycle bin and empty it, I get the message. When I look in the recycle bin, it is empty, but if I tell it to empty itself I get the message.

So the folder is in the recycle bin, invisible. It was "shredded", but still remains.

I have entered safe mode, but is still get the message when I try to empty the recycle bin or use CCleaner.

I have read things that reference deleting the entire recycle bin (which then recreates itself), but am not clear on this or if it is a good idea.

My system runs fine, it's just an annoyance.

Any ideas from the experts here (you solved a big virus issue I had a while ago, and this is nothing in comparision, but hopefully somebody has seen this issue before...)

Thanks,

Rick
NH, USA

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How do I resolve this problem, please ?  I can't do anything with an "empty" file on my desktop...delete, rename, relocate, etc.When I try, all I get is this message: "Cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk"Help !!

Answer:Cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk

We need more information, Please look here.Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

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Hi,
since about 10 minutes, I do get the error-message, "while trying to finish a dowloald and after it reached 100% and tries to write the file on the harddrive"

cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

Anyone any ideas what the problem could be? It;s my C drive and everything else works wihtout problems.

OS WinXP Pro

Thanks
wizzle2003
 

Answer:Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

What are you downloading with? Do you have any history cleaner? Like HistoryKill or Windows Washer?
 

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I got an error message when trying to drag an attachment from outlook to paperport: Cannot copy file: "Cannot read from the source file or disk".
It works fine if I drag from Outlook to my desktop, then from desktop to Paperport. But it does not work from Outlook to Paperport directly.
Can anyone help? Thank you
 

Answer:Cannot copy file: cannot read from the source file or disk

Sorry, I can't answer your question directly but as an alternative can you copy and paste using Control + C and Control + V or other method?
 

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Hey, today I downloaded a decal converter and whenever I try to make the decal this message pops up "Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." Can you help me solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk. HELP!

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I have the game 'Crysis' on two backup DVD's. I had to put the installation files in a .rar and split them so I could back it up (I downloaded the game digitally from EA)

So when I insert disk 1 and try to copy 'Crysis.part1.rar' to D:/Crysis (D: is my data drive, C: is strictly the OS and maybe 2 or 3 applications installed on it) it copies most of it, but when it gets to '5 seconds remaining' it comes up with this error. It takes like 6 minutes to copy it and then it errors out when it's almost done! I've tried 3 times and the error popped up every time. The disk is spotless... I mean it looks brand new. Not even a speck of dust or any smudges at all.

Why am I getting this error?? I don't know what to do! If I can't copy it I'll have to redownload the entire 6gb installation package from EA, which will take probably 4-5 hours.

Please help!

Additional file info from within the error window:
"Can't read from the source file or disk."
Name: Crysis.part1.rar
Size: 4.37gb (4,588,544KB)
Date Modified: 11/2/2009 12:25PM

Other additional info:
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have all the latest updates via Windows Update
There is only one account on this computer, mine, and it has full administrative privileges
 

Answer:Copy File: Can't read from the source file or disk.

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Hi all. I searched this but found nothing that is the same as my situation or recent either.
I have over 37000 files of duplicate songs I would love to rid my pc of. I did a search using *(2) and all the files show up but i get the 'cannot delete file:cannot read from the source file or disk' error.
I searched duplicate music files this way once before and it eliminated a ton of dupes in seconds but now it wont work.
I have a dual boot system. XP and 7 and since I couldn't get the search to work like xp in win7( every file with a 2 in it in any configuration or location in the file name, dupe or not, was listed) , I copy and pasted the entire music folder(317gbs) to the xp o/s hd and tried the search there and am where I am now. My search page with all the files listed with a (2) and ready to delete...
I haven't tried a safe mode attempt because I have read from many who've tried it didn't work.

It's driving me crazy seeing all those duplicate files just sitting there and I can't delete them!
Please help
Thank you
 

Answer:Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

OP wants to know if there is a way to do this in Windows 7.
 

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Why, after a search, when I click on a file and try to delete it, do I often get a msg. saying:

Cannot delete file:Cannot read from the source file or disk

If it found it for the search, why can't if read it from the source file or disk?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:Cannot delete file:Cannot read from the source file or disk

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Hi.

Whenever I try to delete my temporary internet files in bulks or by selecting all then deleting, it gives that "cannot delete file bla bla bla" message. HOWEVER, I'm able to delete them if I delete them one by one (ANNOYING!). I could also delete all the files the other way: choosing "delete files", but that's irrelevant.

I use IE 8, Windows XP SP 3 Media Center Edition.

Answer:Cannot Delete file: Cannot read from source file or Disk

First off why are you attempting to delete temporary Internet files manually? Internet Explorer has built in tools to make this easy. Windows XP has disk cleanup which also makes removing Temporary files easy.Should those two methods not suit you, I'd recommend this free utility http://www.ccleaner.com/Simply pick what you want, and it will do the rest.The reason you receive "Cannot delete file" is the index.dat file is always in "use" by Internet Explorer and can only be deleted on reboot.

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Yo. This is my first post lets see what happens...

Here's the deal.

My buddy accessed a shared folder on my PC and uploaded some production tools to it. He uses a MAC.

So now I have this file called "._spooky tambo shake "

The problem is, if I try delete, rename, move, or do anything for that matter to the file I get an error message "Error deleting file or folder: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk."

I've tried using command prompt to delete the file but it doesn't even show up if I type "Dir"

Properties for the file are zero everything.

I've tried a program called KillBox but even that can't do it.

Help?

Answer:Cannot Delete File: Cannot Read From The Source File Or Disk.

But before you delete that we need to know about the file firstIm not sure if its malware or a system file So now I have this file called "._spooky tambo shake " Just want some more info on that file (for a close up) what does the icon look like?On what folder is it located?(And if possible,give us a screen shot of it)Also where did you get this file in the first place?What type of file is it (If you go back to properties)It really sounds to me more likely renamedAlso searched it in the internet,I can't find any info about it

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Hi all... Recently my laptop's startup kept popping out this message:

Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

It appears few seconds after logging in to windows XP. I think this happened after a registry cleanup from using one of the programs...either ace utilities or Ccleaner...can anyone help me on this? Thanks.

Answer:Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

Hi lostinspac and welcome to TSF !

Good registry cleaners have a way to restore the changes you made. Try that and see if it helps.

Check the start => all programs => startup folder for related shortcuts, move them to another location and see if it helps.

Go to start => run and type msconfig. Check the items you'll find in the startup tab against bleepingcomputer's database. If you make changes there (and each time you'll make changes there) you'll get a warning about being in selective mode when windows restart. Tick the box and click ok so that it stays in that mode and doesn't bother you again. Make sure you don't untick your antivirus or firewall.

We're not big fans of registry cleaners at TSF. See post #2 here. you don't always know what they do, there's no way they know everything about all entries your programs need and they can do worse than good. Cleaning minor problems in the registry won't speed up your compter noticeably anyway.

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Can someone point me in the right direction. I've been searching and attempting to fix this for a couple of days without luck.

My Problem
I have a file that I can not delete. When I try, I get the message "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk"
The file extension ends with a space and is reported a 0 KB in size.

Here is what I've attempted:
1. Normal delete and well as "Shift+Delete". I get the above message.
2. Tried to scan the file for a virus. Got the error message "Scan was completed with error. Error:The system cannot find the file specified."
3. Virus scanned the folder. Scan completed - no virus found.
4. Attempted to open the file in Notepad by opening Notepad then dragging the file. Got the error message "The system cannot find the file specified."
5. Attempted to create the same file name in the same location using Notepad. i.e. Hoping to replace the file. I got the usual message that the file already exists and I granted permission to replace it. However, I still cannot delete the replaced file.
6. Booted in Safe Mode and attempted to delete. Same result.
7. Ran "CHKDSK" No problems - still cannot delete.
8. Opened a DOS window. Closed Explorer.exe using TaskManager. Then attempted to delete the file in the DOS window. Got the error message "File cannot be found"
9. One post suggested deleting the file in a DOS window but prefacing the file name with "\\?\&quo... Read more

Answer:cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk

Please refer to this article: http://blog.dotsmart.net/2008/06/12/...-file-or-disk/

Perhaps it may provide insight and a solution.

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Hi All,

I've a dilemma that I'm unable to resolve. There are two files in a folder that I'm not able to delete. The error message would pop-up stating "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk." I've tried stopping the explorer.exe and delete it manually via the cmd. Unsuccessful. I believe the files do not exist in the directory. What should I do? Please advise. Thanks in advance.


* XP program

Mongooseba :-o
 

Answer:Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk

Entered the file directory via diagnositc mode in msconfig. Cannot delete files. "Error deleting files: Cannot delete files ****. Cannot find specific file." would pop-up. I also noticed that I'm unable to boot in the safemode with F8. A boot selection would pop-up to select the CD/DVD player or C: drive. Problems?

Thanks.
Mongooseba
:-o
 

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Hi,

I've got a 4gb pen that i use for school work.

I put a file with images in it and i want to delete it now but it keeps coming up with:

'Cannot delete file:Cannot read from the source file or disk '

I have tried various ways to delete it but still i can't.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
 

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How would I go about this? I dislike having thumbnail previews of certain file types like video's. But I want my Jpgs, gifs, png's and such, basicly pictures to have Thumbnail previews still. Thats all. The only option Seven gives me is all or none.

Answer:I want to have thumbnails for only some file types...

You may use Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs . It provides thumbnail preview turn on\off mechanism for some codecs.

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

Answer:.tif file thumbnails in windows 7

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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:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_qt.htm
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
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/
but I'm not sure how to install it and register it with Windows.

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if i dowload any file it says the source file couln't be read. then it'sC:\DOCUME~1\Pughal\LOCALS~1\Temp\ERolT+IR.png.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

Answer:if i dowload any file it says the source file couln't be h

What are you downloading & how?

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I have a movie archive. Each film and its poster image are in a different folder. So there are a lot of folders. Each folder has its image in it as thumbnail.Anyway, here is my problem:I want to copy all folder thumbnails, folder names and folder sizes to a file, for instance word, excel, image files...I know that it can performed with printscreen key, and paste a file. But, the folder window can not show all folders in a screen. Think that there are 1000 movie folders. We can see only first 30 folders of them in a screen.I need to print-screen all of them in one time, and paste it to a file.Or, get thumbnails, folder names and sizes as a list with a program.What do you offer me about it?Thanks in advance.Regards...

Answer:Copy folder thumbnails to a file

Yilmaz Ekici, never tried it so dunno for sure, but seems to me like you simply need to hilite the desired selections and 'copy to folder'. Multiple copies may take some time. What if you were to create a shortcut and put all the shortcuts in the same folder instead?HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I dont know where else to post this, so i posted here...

Whenever, i open "My Pictures" and the view is in thumbnails mode, i get the following:


As you can see, the file names are not there. What do i do to get filenames displayed under the folders like this?:



I have a feeling there's a simple solution for this...
 

Answer:Thumbnails don't display file names

Undo the thumbnail thing, so make it like icons.


Then (while holding shift), click it and make it thumbnails again.
 

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Hi, I used this tutorial last year, it worked fine and then just a few months ago this happened.

Whenever I save or open a file, this is is what the pop-up menu looks like > link (the folder doesn't work too, but a while ago I restored the icons to default from the tutorial, and now it looks like this)

When I open it using windows explorer and Internet Explorer (ctrl+O) it works fine, but when I use Maxthon 3, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome it doesn't work. So maybe the problem isn't the browser, maybe it's the computer?
I don't know what happened, it's been months since like this and it's been annoying me (because I can't choose which to upload w/o seeing the thumbnail) so I tried different solutions found in the internet that DIDN'T work:
(I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64)uninstalling then re-installing the browser
going to folder and search options > view > unchecking "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
going to control panel > all control panel items > performance information and tools > adjust visual effects > checking "show thumbnails instead of icons"
going to computer > right click hard disk > properties > disk cleanup > checking "thumbnails" > clean up system files (this kind of messed up my thumbnails more)
I tried opening command prompt then type sfc /scannow but it stopped at 20% and said "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

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Answer:No thumbnails in open/save file

Welcome to Seven Forums Cath.

First of all I don't understand how you are opening a folder with a browser?
Press the windows logo key + Pause Break to open System Properties and follow the diagram below to "For Cath" and check "Show Thumbnails Instead of Icons".

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

This may help too: Icon Cache - Rebuild

and

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
You may need to do a repair install since sfc /scannow won't run.

Repair Install

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I was wandering around in the option menus of my Windows 8.1 where I had no business being, and I accidentally chose an option which disabled the thumbnails of my jpeg files from showing.   How do I get the Windows to show a thumbnail of the photo
inside my jpeg's, PLEASE ???

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

Thanks.

Answer:windows explorer: want file name not thumbnails

use details view?

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I frequently use disc cleanup and I would like to know if there is a way to make the job easier in regards to the thumbnails file.

Is there a way to make the size of the thumbnails file smaller so these files don't accumulate as much, or even better, is there a way to have Vista purge these files automatically so I don't have to do the disc cleanup method?

Thanks.

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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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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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Hi everyone,

I have used a bunch of tutorials from this site over the last few years and never joined up. However, I am infuriated at windows 7 not letting me get my own way with custom icons! Infuriated enough to sign up.

All I wanted was a custom folders icon (for ALL folders) which can be done easy enough, but the catch 22, in order to do this properly, one must turn off thumbnails (organise > folder options > view > always show icons, never thumbnails).

This means you end up with a window with a couple of hundred identical jpeg/png/whatever icons... not very useful when you need a quick overview of contained images within the folder.

So, we turn the thumbnails back on, ah thats better, we can quickly see our images again! Oh wait, those disgusting yellow overlayed thumbnail folders are back!

There needs to be another option in windows 7:

Always show icons (folders only), show file thumbnails

Would be great but I can't find any way to achieve this. Even iconpackager can't do this and I bloody bought it! All that happens is that you end up with your nice custom icon, with a little bit of photo thumbnail sticking out the bottom of it, so you have to 'always show icons, never thumbnails'... well that was a waste of money!

I would install linux instead if it were more useful, changing ALL icons is easy and makes sense in that, and takes about 5mins! I have a lovely custom theme, of course, let down by those yellow folder icons that make me want to puke!

Has a... Read more

Answer:How do I use custom folder icon but still get file thumbnails

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It can be done look at this tutorial Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

You need to have to icons built just right for thumbnails to show look at screenshot you need a back and a front for it to work.
Look at this thread Custom made icons [1] there are some made up in there.

Jerry

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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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Hi, I have a Windows Vista and I'd like all file types from all Media players to display a thumbnail of the video in Windows Explorer as opposed to just showing an icon of the file type. The problem is that in Vista, it only shows thumbnails of Windows Media Player videos and not videos that use VLC Media Player (except .VOB which it does show) or Quicktime. I've done some research online and I've seen that I need to merge a Registry file into the Registry Editor with certain Registry keys in it, so I tried doing it for .MP4 files:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\shellex]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\shellex\{3D1975AF-0FC3-463d-8965-4DC6B5A840F4}]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\shellex\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\shellex\{E357FCCD-A995-4576-B01F-234630154E96}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11D0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"
----------------------------------------------------------
After I entered the above into the Registry I restarted my PC, and nothing happened, the .MP4 videos still show no thumbnails.

Any suggestions or help is welcome and thanked in advance!
 

Answer:I want all video file types to display thumbnails

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Hi

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

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

I am using Win7 x64, Photoshop CS4 x86

Robin

Answer:File Open dialog and thumbnails ... Photoshop

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

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

How to default to thumbnails opening photoshop - FM Forums

Hope this helps!

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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

Answer: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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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'm an new user to Photoshop CS(Windows) ... I find that in the file browser (I'm looking at RAW images) ... SOME images do not have thumbnails desplayed ... only a generic ICON ... this is maybe 15% of the images...

.... if I select one of these images I can see it in the preview window, and I can open it into Photoshop (via the Camera Raw plug-in) ... but I can't see a thumbnail in the main browsing window ...

... this makes it very difficult to select images for further editing...

... if you know how to correct this problem, or know what the cause might be, please let me know.

Thanks, Peubear
 

Answer:Photoshop CS File Browser No Thumbnails Some Images

Howdy and welcome

interesting problem

Don't have your answer but...

Are these all from the same camera/card?

The only thing that happened to me was viewing Nikon RAW/NEC files they would show generic in the browser window but not show in the preview window until I added the NEC plugin to CS

buck
 

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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.

Answer: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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Hi,

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'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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My laptop is displaying the wrong thumbnails after i upgrade to windows 10. When you open the file explorer and preview an file the next file your going to preview will be same thumbnail to the first one even the other files.

Here s an video so i can explain well.

Answer:Preview Bar Displaying WRONG Thumbnails in the File Explorer

Have you tried flushing the Thumbnail cache?

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I've been googling around but can't seem to find an answer to this seemingly simple question. The documents and spreadsheets on my desktop show up as a thumbnail preview of the file (which is kinda stupid because all of the documents and spreadsheets look the exact same). So I want these to just show the Word or Excel icon instead. I know you can go to:

Explorer>Tools>Folder Option>View>Files and Folders>"Always show icons, never thumbnails"

But then my picture files just show the Windows Picture Viewer icon instead of the picture thumbnail. I'm just wondering if there's a way to assign icon or thumbnail settings to specific file types or extensions? I'd like my pictures to have thumbnails but all other file types to show only icons. I'm currently using Windows 7 and system details are in the sig...
 

Answer:(Win7) How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

If you don't explicitly tell Word or Excel to save a thunbmail of the file along with the file, it will use the default Word/Excel document icon (which happens to look like a document from either of those programs). Can't you just change the default icon to something else?

To answer your question, though, no, I don't think it's possible.
 

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I got a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I find it very annoying that in all the Open File dialog boxes and even Windows Explorer there does not seem to be a selection under the View menu to show thumbnails of image files. Even when I select Contents and highlight the file it still only shows a generic icon. Can anyone please tell me if there is a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help

Answer:No Thumbnails in Open File Dialogs or Windows Explorer - Why??

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have thumbnail previews enabled.Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
If you do, then double check to make sure that you have Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program with all of it's associations.Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Answer:Unwanted symbol appearing over file thumbnails (Win 10 syst)

Hi Davenjac, and welcome to TSG.

Are you running Norton360 or some other kind of backup software? It can be disabled in Norton 360's settings by unchecking the "Backup Status Indicators" check box.
 

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I've deleted the thumbnail caches via command prompt (Admin).

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And still, I cannot get thumbnails for my .mp4 files. All I get is that movie clicker symbol blue icon.

Anything I haven't tried yet?

TIA

Answer:Video Files Not Showing Thumbnails in File Explorer

I didn't have much of thumbnails for videos until I installed VLC/Video LAN player. Win10 doesn't come with much for videos.

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Here s an video so i can explain well.

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I assume it's designed for widescreen since it plays in that ratio perfectly on my wife's widescreen laptop.

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Answer:SWF file viewing

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See if this tutorial helps http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/92758...ble.html?filter[2]=File Folder Settings

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I would like the default setting for this occurrence to obviously be in the Thumbnails mode.
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Is there such a setting?
Thanks for the assistance.
 

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