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File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

Question: File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

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.

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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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I've ran Disk Cleaner to delete the thumbnails.

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

I've gone through View/Options/View and made sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" was not checked.

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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Hello, I have Windows 7 Pro X64, and fully updated. All repairs have already been performed. I have also disabled the always show icons option in explorer.
Recently, I lost the ability to view MP3 art thumbnails in windows explorer. Explorer also cannot read their ID tags and shows blanks for all fields. When I view the MP3s in dedicated programs such as MP3Tag or iTunes etc., I see the art and tags just fine. I've researched this issue for days without any solution to resolve the problem.
These MP3s show up just fine in windows explorer on my other Windows 7 computer.
Thank you in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

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

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you

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Hi,

I was wordering if any one can help me fix this issue I'm having.
All my MP3's are tagged but windows doesn't show the info in the preview status bar. When I right click properties and go to details tab they are all blank even though they are tagged.
Vista did used to show this info at 1 point but for some reason stopped.

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Hi. For a few days, my portable Avidemux had stopped working for no apparent reason - a 'crash' message occurred with whatever type of video I tried to load. I thought it might be codec related so I installed the Shark007 codec pack (even though I don't believe in using codec packs). Avidemux started working again! Did Shark007 cure it? I can't be sure because, as a test, I then uninstalled it and Avidemux was still working. I now have a minor problem (see attachment). I have 'Windows 7 FLAC Property Handler' installed and despite using it's 'repair' feature, FLAC tag info just refuses to show. Can anyone suggest how I get the correct icons and file information back? Thanks in advance. (Also, how do I make a paragraph break on this forum...?)

Answer:Tags of FLAC files not showing in Explorer

Problem solved - FLAC tag info has suddenly appeared. I didn't do a reboot so can only assume that the 'repair' I did needed time to kick in. I'd still be interested to know how I could have shown this sentence as a new paragraph...

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Hi all! I recently installed Win8 and have noticed that at some point the tags stopped displaying in Windows Explorer for media files such as mp3 and m4b.

This affects my collection of Music and Audio books that I had to perform a big resue operation on.
I can't sort them according to the tags that had been set in iTunes or mp3 tagger. This has always worked previously and the tags have displayed fine.

It's just empty where the tag should be, even for files which I know are tagged, and where the tag displayed previously, in Windows Explorer.

I am running sfc /scannow for good measure, but is this a known Windows 8 problem, perhaps? Anyone come across it and know any tips for getting the tags to display again? I don't fancy doing this sorting on a file-by-file basis, it would take a week....

Hope someone can help !

Answer:Tags for Audio Files no longer showing in Windows Explorer

Unbelievably, I got this problem again, over a year after solving it the first time. After doing an upgrade to Windows 8.1....

Fortuntely I again discovered that installing a 3rd party software solves the problem.
dBpoweramp Music Converter R14.4solves this problem. Note, must be this version, not R14.2.

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HELP. Running xp home/HOTMAIL. Have now received 2 .txt files from MExico. They download and they open but when they open i see a whole bunch of email addresses, html and body tags and somthing that says MIME format and then thousands of lines of code. The latest email file from MExico was called fotoshistorica.txt which i think means historical photos. I tried opening it in a picture viewer app but nothing. Opening it in any text editor gives me the above. Any help would be appreciated. Also i am getting from my friends in Mexico that they cant open a lot of my attachments. Is that country set up different for emails and stuff and attachment opening? Again any help is great. AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME!!!!!!!!

Part of file----

Subject: Fwd: RV: Rv: RV: FOTOS QUE HICIERON HISTORIA
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 19:41:24 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="----=_NextPart_000_000B_01C7A9BC.6B25BE90"
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
Thread-Index: AcepZb/rcm4A6LbgQlyPweDPMImFlQ==
x-originating-ip: [206.190.49.179]
x-ymail-osg: xe_DCgMVM1m8Bq7mvegPYyBcySx0sHy8UwQLj53t
x-apparently-to: [email protected] via 209.191.68.230; Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:41:29 -0700
x-mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3028

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
 

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After upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, all my image thumbnails in Explorer show perfectly fine with the exception of PNG type.
It's strange, if I open a PNG with the Phgoto app then refresh the explorer window, the thumbnail will appear for the image I open, but none other. So If I open them one at a time and refresh Explorer, the thumbs will show.
I have tried all the common 'fixes' I've seen here and from results of google searches - but none have solved my particular unusual problem.
There's one other problem which I feel might be related.
Windows App icons don't show on the task bar or the Default programs dialog. The DO show in the start menu.
What happens, is they show as a blank square on the taskbar and as a white document in default program dialog.
Anyone come across this weirdness?
Yes I have the latest Radeon Drivers.

Answer:PNG thumbnails not showing in Explorer

Try these:
Open File Explorer Options > View tab > Uncheck Always show icons and never thumbnails > Apply. Rebuild Thumbnail & Icon Cache. Fix PNG file association.

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I use Windows 10, but ever since upgrade from XP to windows 7, PSD thumbnails are not showing in windows explorer, as jpg and gif does.
Tried this solution but nothing changed:
How to enable Thumbnail view for Photoshop PSD files in Windows 7
any solution?

Answer:.PSD thumbnails not showing in explorer?

Thumbnails for formats that Windows does not natively support are supplied by a handler, either this handler is not installed on your system or its associations have been damaged. I believe the handler also needs to be 64-bit if your system is 64-bit, as with other explorer shell extensions.

If you're using Photoshop, check you have the 64-bit version installed if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you have upgraded Windows, the associations may have been damaged and so you may need to re-install Photoshop. Another solution is to install an alternative thumbnail hander, Media Preview may possibly support PSD files now I remember it being mentioned as an upcoming feature a while ago.

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Dave,

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

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Problem fixed. Thread closed.
System restored.

At first, my Windows Explorer kept closing itself. I browsed around the web for a solution, and I found one at this thread:
https://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2040268.php

As suggested by the last poster, marcher, I typed in regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll and regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll.
At first, I was fine with it, but now I'd like my thumbnails to show again. Does anyone know how?
 

Answer:Showing thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Try, if using XP -

Tools / Folder Options / View / Show hidden files and folders

Make sure it's ticked for "Show" rather than "Hide"
 

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Hallo guys!

First of all i must say that my english it's not my native language, so sory for any mistakes.

Now to my problem, i have a Toshiba Qosmio Q55-Q802 with vista premium 64b and from the first day i cannot see Thumbnails in explorer. The problem is only with the movies or series that they are in AVI format, when for example a movie is in WMV format or MPG format then i have thumbnails(the capture picture from the film), and also i have thumbnails for my photos or pictures.So the problem is only with files that they are in AVI format. I thing that the problem is the 64b O.S because with my old laptop i had vista ultimate and i had thumbnails without any problems

Until now i clean the cache but nothing, one frind of my he tried something with my registry but still nothing and i also i went to folder options - view - and i have unchecked Alway shows icon , never thumbnails but still nothing.I dont remember something else that i did for the moment.

As i said i have this problem from the firs day that i got my laptop and i have my new laptop for 5-6 month so any help it will be highly appreciated.


john...

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

Answer:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

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

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Hi guys

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

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

What i did to solve on 32bits Vista is

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

Same thing i tried on vista 64 but no luck

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

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

Well hope someone can figured out this and can help me

Cheers to all
Sergio

Answer:Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

any help ?

cheers
Sergio

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Hallo guys

I have a Toshiba Qosmio Q55-q802 and from the first day that I have it, I have problems with the thumbnails in windows explorer. The only thing that shows is the icon of the player (in my case kmplayer) and not a capture moment from the film or episode (the small picture) p.s I wish that you guys can understand what I am trying to explain here because my English it's not so good.

So, I tried many things as changing the player, download vista codecs, and some other things that I read in others forums but until now I didn?t manage to fix it.

If someone knows something please kindly reply!!

Answer:Qosmio Q55 - Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

Hi

I?m using the Windows Media Player and the icon shows the part of the captured video?
Maybe you should change the player (kmplayer) to WMP?

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Windows explorer on my system cannot display all the thumbnails my photo folder. When the pictures are copied to a newly created folder, all are initially shown. However when I access the folder later, a lot of the thumbnails are gone : only the default
icons are shown.
I have set folder options to Always show icons, never thumbnails.
I have even tried deleting the thumbnail cache and rebuilding the cache but to no avail.
Could anyone help me on this please?
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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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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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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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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previously i installed taglib property handler, but it didnt work, explorer was crashing. after uninstalling explorer is not reading any tags.

i also do not have any previous restore point to restore. is it possible to fix this and how?

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I have yet to install Windows 10, but I wanted to see if someone could tell me (before I install it) if Windows 10's File Explorer can read ID3 v2.4 tags on MP3. And if it can't read them by default (as I suspect), is there any way to enable File Explorer to read them?
I have uploaded an MP3 on the following link which contains ID3 v2.4 tags. If you can see the metadata such as Title, Artist, Album, Year, etc it means that File Explorer can read v2.4 tags. If the metadata looks blank, then it can't read them.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hp5srz8ho...0Copy.mp3?dl=0

Answer:Is Windows 10's File Explorer able to read ID3 v2.4 tags on MP3s?

File Explorer can read and edit the tags, but ... the file I downloaded from your link doesn't seem to have any data in it.
I looked at the details pane and in the properties of the file - nada!


If I add data using File Explorer (feAdd), everything is ok:


and if I look in a music type folder, your get (after adding data in the fields using properties (PropAdd)

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I'm trying to tag documents so they can be found easily but I don't have the option to add a tag to a file. The Details panel in my Windows Explorer does not display tags in the list of properties. Also, when I right-click a file, go to Properties and then click the Details tab, tags are not listed there either.

Is there a way to turn this feature on? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Windows Explorer/file Properties Details not displaying tags

Hello, I think this may be what you're after:
Add comments, tags, metadata to files in explorer, folder comments - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

I noticed yesterday that after using File Explorer for a short while, it stops showing any thumbnails, and only shows a plain white icon, not even the default icon for a file type. I tried all the usual methods for showing thumbnails, but to no avail.

Then, after a short while, it just stops working altogether. If I try to change folder, I get the message "Working on it..." and a green (lack of) progress bar in the address bar, but nothing happens. It just sits there and refuses to show me the contents of any folder, even "This PC".

The only way I have found to solve this is to restart the machine. As you can imagine, this isn't very practical!

Anyone any ideas? It's making it really hard to do any work. Thanks.

Answer:Thumbnails disappear in File Explorer, then Explorer freezes

Hi,
1. Do you have any system restore points or disk images you can use to restore your PC to how it was on a date prior to this problem developing?
(We strongly and repeatedly recommend people use disk imaging.. it means you can often recover your PC to a working state without assistance, quickly and efficiently without stress).

2. As an interim measure, try using a different file manager.
Best Free File Manager | Gizmo's Freeware
The best freeware file manager: a comparative analysis - freewaregenius.com

3. If (1) is not available to you:
Does this also happen
a. in Safe Mode
b. if you create a new user (for test purposes)
c. If you do a clean boot?

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My ID3 Tags in iTunes don't match tags in other programs or in Windows Explorer. Does anyone knows know I can make the other tags match the iTunes tags?
 

Answer:iTunes tags don't match tags in explorer

Apple uses a proprietary tag format and program code that they use in manipulating the meta-data channel. However, they are the only company, that currently supports any type of "Standard". I use the quotes, because this is about as good as it gets, for now. Any other programs that use, or manipulate the meta-data frames, are just filling the data fields with best-guess information. Apple, at least has some heuristics in their algorithms, which accounts for surprisingly accurate classifications.
 

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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 have window 10 home.

I'm in the directory on my hard disk c:\
I can see maybe 2-3 thumbnails preview the rest are icons and i have like 400 items most of them thumbnails/images of some types: png jpg bmp.

My hard disk c: have 93.6 GB free out of 139 GB
And i tried already in the menu: View > Options > Change folder and search options > View and then unchecked Always show icons, never thumbnails. But it didn't help much.

I did new windows 10 clean install today and not yet installed new updates since there was no space on C: so i startec lean up some stuff and so far i have 93.6 GB free space. Maybe the problem is that i need first to install all the updates ?

I tried now to go drive D and same problem most of the images without preview.

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Using windows xp64 and windows explorer i cant see the mp3 tags when i enable explorer to display the artist, album, etc. columns. can someone help me please? my regular windows could do it without any extra work....
 

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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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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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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 am using Windows 7 and ripping cd's with dbpoweramp.I use jriver as my playback program.I used to be able to see all the tags of a nusic file when I opened properties>details,but now I get just a couple of tags,like date modified and song title.There is no jpg album art,no 16 or 24 bit info and all the other tags.I cannot figure out how to get those details back.Anyone know what I am missing?
 

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Hi guys, having a problem I think, every time I go onto Ebay.co.uk on chrome, Tags.bluekai.com pops up momentarily on the lower left bar, as well as pixel.mathtag
 
ive tried numerous programs including Mwbaw premium, spybot seek and destroy, adwcleaner and the only program to find anything was adwcleaner, it finds it, fixes it (normally a couple of registry things and some chrome extensions) and when i go back into chrome it appears again
 
I'm at a loss for what to do and if these things are even worth bothering about, i cant remember noticing them before.
 
Hope someone can help with this.
 
I'm running on Win7 home premium with the latest version of google chrome.
 
Scot

Answer:tags.bluekai.com showing up on loading bar

Bump

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Yesterday I formated my SSD because of several problems with ATI drivers. Everything looks fine except that MP3 details window doesn't show editable tags like artist, title, album, etc.
Here an image of what it looks like currently:

I'm using W7 Professional N x64.

Answer:MP3 details window not showing tags.

I would suspect some software or device driver is missing. I don't know what it could be, but look over the reinstall and see if you are missing something you had before.

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I wasn't impressed with Windows' native tag viewer so I installed InfoTag Magic. The improved tag-viewing was there for a little while until it completely disappeared.

I've since uninstalled and reinstalled Info Tag Magic, but to no avail. (And yes, I DID ask the developers of the program but I haven't heard back yet...I'm maximizing my options, here.)

Please help!

Thanks.

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MP3 tags aren't showing for some files in Windows Explorer (Windows 7, 64bit). I've read the fix for this is to run "regsvr32 shmedia.dll" in cmd. Problem is I don't have the shmedia.dll file anywhere. Where do I get it?
 

Answer:MP3 tags not showing in Windows 7, need shmedia.dll

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I'm uploading an image on 6tag and in its description im trying to copy paste bunch of hash tags from a website... But when its done only pic gets uploaded without hash tags that I had pasted in it's description... I'v done it before it used to work fine but I'm uploading image after a while n I'm unable to do it. Suggestions?

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Iam running 8pro 64 bit. when I open an file explorer window, sometimes there is everytihg, but most of the time, there is just "desktop" and it is searching.I have to manually right click and open new explorer to get it to show all drives and locations. Also, when I get into a window with movies or pictures, all the files are white, no thumbnail! I have no virus and the installation is new and it is from the Microsoft site. all updates are installed. What could cause this?

Answer:File Explorer not showing anything

Has the system done any Freezes or Bluescreens? If so, you may wanna scan your hard drive for problems, Don't use SCANDISK- Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it and boot to it.

Is your hard drive mechanical or is it SSD? Assuming it is mechanical, in the Hiren's Boot Screen, choose Dos Programs, and Hard Drive Tools. You can use either GWscan or the Manufacturer's Drive Scanning tool, run a quick check and see if it detects "Read Element Failure" - If it does, then let the program fix it, should take about an hour to run through the whole drive.

After that, boot up again, and run a CHKDSK from within Windows and let that run fully if it needs to, then see if it is still doing what you described. If it does, we'll look for other causes.

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I noticed that on my W10 build, that the cd/dvd (Drive D: in my case) does not show on file explorer. However if I put a blank disk or a disk with data, it will show. This behavior is different than Win7, which always shows the cd/dvd drive. Is this a problem or feature??

Answer:CD/DVD not showing on file explorer

Been like that since at least Windows 7. This should be the setting you are looking for,

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I am running 8pro 64 bit. when I open an file explorer window, sometimes there is everytihg, but most of the time, there is just "desktop" and it is searching.I have to manually right click and open new explorer to get it to show all drives and locations. Also, when I get into a window with movies or pictures, all the files are white, no thumbnail! I have no virus and the installation is new and it is from the Microsoft site. all updates are installed. What could cause this? The
The navigation opane is missing icons such as network, computer, etc. I have done First sfc.
Then Dism.
Then Reboot.
Then sfc again.

Still nothing. There isn't a virus and everything else works fine. I created a new profile, same thing. I am trying to avoid reinstalling as I have a lot of software I cannot afford to lose.

Answer:File Explorer not showing anything

In the CBS log after your sfc.exe scan, were there any unresolved problems showing?

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I'm having a bizarre problem on my Windows 10 PC.

For some reason, lots of image thumbnails won't load (particularly PNG files and AVI files), which is extremely frustrating. Sometimes it shows the file type icon, sometimes a generic file icon, and something literally nothing at all.

In addition, if I right click on an image file, and choose "Open with...", explorer freezes and I have to restart it in Task Manager.

Also, Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations perpetually loads for me and I can't set it.

I reset my PC about a week ago, I've tried this solution, I've done check disk and repair disk, and I can't seem to find a solution.

I use thumbnails while I work constantly, so this is a huge detriment to my productivity.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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My external drive(Samsung) connected via usb3 has started showing twice in file explorer. Opening either shows exactly the same files inside.
Screen shot below, I've never tried this so I hope I've done it OK
Any help with removing the "imposter" would be appreciated.

Answer:External HDD showing twice in file explorer

Please use the following guide to add your image

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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My external drive(Samsung) connected via usb3 has started showing twice in file explorer. Opening either shows exactly the same files inside.
Screen shot below, I've never tried this so I hope I've done it OK
Any help with removing the "imposter" would be appreciated.

Answer:External HDD showing twice in file explorer

Please use the following guide to add your image

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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hi

Problem as above - when i plug my samsung note 2 phone in it shows in file explorer with no problems

The computer knows my nexus tablet has been plugged in because it gives me the option to eject it, but it does not show in explorer so I can not drag and drop files on to it

Help!

Win 8.1
acer aspire v -amd a8 8gb ram

Answer:nexus 7 tab not showing in file explorer when plugged in!

Most likely you need to install a driver.

I personally haven't plugged any of my tablets/phones into my computer via USB in quite awhile, I just use DropBox or some other app to transfer files. Much easier, IMO.

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Hi all,

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

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

Is there any fix for this?

Thanks

Answer:File type icons not showing in explorer

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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My new laptop has Windows10 pre-installed. It crashed and file explorer won't now show recent files. It seems to be showing recent folders but there are no recent files. Settings/personalisation/start shows "recently opened files" is turned "on" and File Explorer is showing on the Task Bar

Answer:File Explorer isn't showing recent files

Hi, there may be other consequences if your disk has been affected, or you may be very lucky and a small part of your registry has been corrupted.

A possible solution to your immediate problem is here:
File Explorer Recent Files and Frequent Folders groups are missing - Microsoft Community
- basically, create another user, and copy the relevant part of the registry back to your original user's registry.

I would also recommend you run
chkdsk C: /F
from an elevated command prompt
and also
SFC /scannow

just to check all is (probably) well.

===================================
Here's a very useful method which will help you avoid a great deal of difficulty- strongly recommended and used by most here:

Start using disk imaging. Regularly. Before any major change, and after a big change or a series of smaller changes. System Restore isn't enough.. it can help sometimes, but only if you turn it on (it's off by default.. absurd).

With disk images you
a. Can restore your disk/partition in a defined time (e.g 20 to 40 mins).
b. Have a full backup - can extract files.
c. Can use them to rebuild your system on a new HDD (e.g.)
d. Have peace of mind (most important!)

Get a copy of Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (both have free options). The first is more geeky and a cut down version of a commercial product - no incremental backup. The 2nd is more straightforward, offering both differential and incremental backups. (You can read about those yourself if unsure).

Make sure you c... Read more

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I am hoping that somewhere out there may be able to assist with my problem as I have exhausted countless hours on the various Forums and in tweaking my system with no result to date.
The problem is that on my Home Network (Private) my main PC cannot ?see? the other devices on the network. I have two laptops, printer and Samba drive (on my D-Link Router) and the only item that shows up is my own PC.
The other PC running Win 10 pro can see ALL devices on the network.
I can reach the other devices by entering \\computername and then access the various drives and documents on the device but my PC will not display them using File Explorer.
Also, I have HomeGroup setup and working OK on both PC?s.
My PC is running Win 10 Home Version 1511 Build 10586.36 64bit along with the MS Office Suite 2013.
The solutions tried without success so far include:
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh int ip reset
Ipconfig/release
Ipconfig/renew
Ipconfig/flushdns
Uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks then reinstalled
Uninstalled the Adaptor drivers the reinstalled
Checked the registry settings to ensure that the Network Category is correctly set to 1 (Private)
Checked and confirmed that all the required Services are running ? these include:

DHCP ClientDiagnostic Policy ServiceDiagnostic Service HostDiagnostic System HostDNS ClientPeer NetworkingServer
plus a few others that I can?t recall.
Deleted all programs from Programs and Features that are not recognized or not required.
Network discovery and file s... Read more

Answer:Network Devices not Showing with File Explorer

The fall update broke the SMB (Server Message Block) component of the OS. Below is a work around that will fix your issue until such time as Microsoft patches this issue.
1. Open an administrator cmd prompt.
2. type the following: (press Enter after each line)

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabled

then Restart the computer

To reverse this change and re-enable SMBv3 run the following commands at at the elevated command prompt

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto

then Restart the computer

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My new laptop has Windows10 pre-installed. It crashed and file explorer won't now show recent files. It seems to be showing recent folders but there are no recent files. Settings/personalisation/start shows "recently opened files" is turned "on" and File Explorer is showing on the Task Bar

Answer:File Explorer isn't showing recent files

Hi, there may be other consequences if your disk has been affected, or you may be very lucky and a small part of your registry has been corrupted.

A possible solution to your immediate problem is here:
File Explorer Recent Files and Frequent Folders groups are missing - Microsoft Community
- basically, create another user, and copy the relevant part of the registry back to your original user's registry.

I would also recommend you run
chkdsk C: /F
from an elevated command prompt
and also
SFC /scannow

just to check all is (probably) well.

===================================
Here's a very useful method which will help you avoid a great deal of difficulty- strongly recommended and used by most here:

Start using disk imaging. Regularly. Before any major change, and after a big change or a series of smaller changes. System Restore isn't enough.. it can help sometimes, but only if you turn it on (it's off by default.. absurd).

With disk images you
a. Can restore your disk/partition in a defined time (e.g 20 to 40 mins).
b. Have a full backup - can extract files.
c. Can use them to rebuild your system on a new HDD (e.g.)
d. Have peace of mind (most important!)

Get a copy of Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (both have free options). The first is more geeky and a cut down version of a commercial product - no incremental backup. The 2nd is more straightforward, offering both differential and incremental backups. (You can read about those yourself if unsure).

Make sure you c... Read more

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I have had a Lumia 920 for 2 years now and have never had any problems with it showing up in file explorer in XP but yesterday it stopped working. It still seems to connect but just doesn't show up.
I can't upgrade from XP as this is my work PC and our new system isn't being installed for 2-3 months.
I have googled and tried every suggested solution but nothing has worked.
I have SP3 and Media Player 11 and I've upgraded the MTP drivers, I've also checked the lead and USB port and they're working fine for other devices.
I would be very grateful for any other suggestions.

Answer:Why isn't my Lumia 920 showing file explorer anymore (XP)?

It's difficult to give advice if you said you already did everything.
But what you could do is set your PC back to an earlier restorpoint. (a point where your phone still was recognized.) if something went wrong during the connecting and some files where corrupted the setting back could help.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

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I am in the process of scanning in numerous old photographs and I thought it would be an idea to change the file creation date to the date on which (approx) the photograph was taken. I am using ninotech dateedit for this. It works fine. If I right-click a file and look at its properties it gives the new creation date. However, on adding the date created column to details view in explorer it seems that any date prior to about 1980 is simply shown as blank. Can this be altered or is it a feature of explorer?

I have tried a few replacements for windows explorer and so far they all appear to have the same behaviour which suggests it is linked into the OS.

Any help greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:File creation date not showing in explorer

If I remember correctly, the earliest date that a PC can deal with is Jan 4th 1980 - as there was no need to have date capacity before this point

I don't think you'll be able to get around this, so it might be better to watermark the images with the date you need
 

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I just put the 1511 upgrade on (for the third time, but that's another story). I've noticed that when I open File Explorer I have a WHOLE BUNCH of USB ports that have nothing plugged into them... I have no idea what the upgrade did, but these weren't visible previously. How do I turn them off?

And yes, I've gone into the File explorer options in the control panel and UNCHECKED "Hide empty drives". Didn't appear to make any difference...

Answer:Empty USB ports showing in file explorer

If you have a card reader, that's what those ports are for.

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I am hoping that somewhere out there may be able to assist with my problem as I have exhausted countless hours on the various Forums and in tweaking my system with no result to date.
The problem is that on my Home Network (Private) my main PC cannot ?see? the other devices on the network. I have two laptops, printer and Samba drive (on my D-Link Router) and the only item that shows up is my own PC.
The other PC running Win 10 pro can see ALL devices on the network.
I can reach the other devices by entering \\computername and then access the various drives and documents on the device but my PC will not display them using File Explorer.
Also, I have HomeGroup setup and working OK on both PC?s.
My PC is running Win 10 Home Version 1511 Build 10586.36 64bit along with the MS Office Suite 2013.
The solutions tried without success so far include:
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh int ip reset
Ipconfig/release
Ipconfig/renew
Ipconfig/flushdns
Uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks then reinstalled
Uninstalled the Adaptor drivers the reinstalled
Checked the registry settings to ensure that the Network Category is correctly set to 1 (Private)
Checked and confirmed that all the required Services are running ? these include:

DHCP ClientDiagnostic Policy ServiceDiagnostic Service HostDiagnostic System HostDNS ClientPeer NetworkingServer
plus a few others that I can?t recall.
Deleted all programs from Programs and Features that are not recognized or not required.
Network discovery and file s... Read more

Answer:Network Devices not Showing with File Explorer

The fall update broke the SMB (Server Message Block) component of the OS. Below is a work around that will fix your issue until such time as Microsoft patches this issue.
1. Open an administrator cmd prompt.
2. type the following: (press Enter after each line)

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabled

then Restart the computer

To reverse this change and re-enable SMBv3 run the following commands at at the elevated command prompt

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto

then Restart the computer

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

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

Here is where things get weird:

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

Anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this?

Thanks,
~Brandon

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Hi,

I had problems updating one of my PC's to the latest Windows 8.1 64 bit so ended up having to "Refresh" the PC. I then managed to get the updates installed.

Before the update I used to be able to see my Synology Diskstation and Humax Foxsat listed as Computers in File Exlorer when selecting Network, I could then get a full list of folders on each device and files could be easily transfered between them. Neither device is now listed under Computers.

They still appear in File Explorer on my other Windows 8.1 PC under Computer.

How do I get them to appear under Computers again?

Answer:File Explorer not showing all computers on network

Router is the first place to start looking. What is the manufacturer & model of the router? Are you sure that LLTD is enabled in Services? Can you ping the other computers from the Command Window?

It is possible that the Synology is also causing the issue. Never rule out anything. Any devices should show up under Network. You can also use the following website to help make sure you are not forgetting anything. EZLAN.NET.

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Hello

Is there any way of disabling the view of zip files in internet explorer? I have password protected the contents of the zip file, but when you click on the zip file from the tree view you can still see the contents from internet explorer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Hi Ms

this fault I find really annoying and there's actually no excuse for this particular defect : When copying / moving files with File explorer - progress indicator doesn't show - which makes the whole thing unuseable if you are copying / moving a whole load of files.

(Latest build W10 Pro x-64).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:please Ms fix file explorer -- not showing progress on copy

Wasn't that a known and described issue in the latest insider build?

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

Answer:File Explorer not showing recent folders

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

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I just put the 1511 upgrade on (for the third time, but that's another story). I've noticed that when I open File Explorer I have a WHOLE BUNCH of USB ports that have nothing plugged into them... I have no idea what the upgrade did, but these weren't visible previously. How do I turn them off?

And yes, I've gone into the File explorer options in the control panel and UNCHECKED "Hide empty drives". Didn't appear to make any difference...

Answer:Empty USB ports showing in file explorer

If you have a card reader, that's what those ports are for.

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I connected my digital camera to the computer. Windows installed device software to use the camera.

Initially, I saw small image previews. Once all the pictures were loaded, I no longer saw the image previews. Now all I see is a Windows logo and a harddrive icon.

How can I see the image previews?

Answer:File explorer not showing image previews

click on the harddrive icon to open it

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I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and everything was fine then. But recently I am experiencing an issue which is "Pinned items and Jump List are not displayed in File Explorer in both Taskbar and Start Menu". Pinned items and Jump Lists are displayed for other programs in Taskbar as usual but the issue is only with File Explorer. I have restarted the PC but still the problem persists and I have also disabled Cortana.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

System Specs:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard - Gigabyte (G31M-ES2L)
RAM - 4 GB
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GTX 560 (2 GB)
OS - Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

Answer:Pinned Items not showing in File Explorer.

Hello Debjitdas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

As a test, if you pin a location in Quick access, does it also show pinned in the jump list of File Explorer?

Quick access - Pin or Unpin Locations in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi Ms

this fault I find really annoying and there's actually no excuse for this particular defect : When copying / moving files with File explorer - progress indicator doesn't show - which makes the whole thing unuseable if you are copying / moving a whole load of files.

(Latest build W10 Pro x-64).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:please Ms fix file explorer -- not showing progress on copy

Wasn't that a known and described issue in the latest insider build?

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Running Win 10 anniversary update on new HP all-in-one with a 256GB SSD (C and a 2TB SATA (D drive. About three weeks ago I decided to move all of my data files from C: to the D: drive leaving only OS and program files on C:. I did not permanently delete Documents, Music, Pictures and Video folders from the C: drive. Everything seems to be running fine but I've noticed that in file explorer I keep having random files mysteriously appearing in This PC (current example: in the Documents folder I now have a subfolder named "Adates191" and another named "Bstorage59"). They both contain a bunch of Word, Excel, txt and other weird files that cannot be opened. I also have a file named "astores60" and "xsettingssettings11" in my Windows (C list, again contain crappy files like my previous example. Finally, in my Data (D drive I have two new files "Cversion36" and "Whelper148" with the same gibberish as above. If I delete all of them some different ones mysteryiously replace them. What in the world have I done to myself that could have caused this? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Mysterious files showing up in file explorer

Do they have an extension what is file size. Are your doc's etc OK I am wondering if you have Ransome ware encrypting files

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5015U CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8101 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (576 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WPFMD
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Enabled and Updated

My external hard drive is no longer appearing in file explorer when plugged in. I do hear a tone when it is plugged in and the external hard drive has a light showing power. I looked at my hardware and ran troubleshooting and it didn't find any problem. I then went to my devices and uninstalled the USB components and then restarted the laptop (twice). The ext. hard drive still did not appear in file explorer.

I did look at my devices and printers and see "Ext HDD 1021." When I right click under the hardware tap it shows "WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device" type of "Disk drives" and it states i is working properly. If I click on Properties, Events, I see the last activity:

11/8/2017 at 12:45:07 PM (Device started (disk); Device configured (disk.inf); and Device migrated
11/12/2017 8:43:48 AM Device deleted
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device not migrated
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device configured (disk.inf)
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device started (disk)
11/12/2017 10:50:08 AM Device deleted
11/12/2017 10:58:53 AM Device not migrated
11/12/2017 10:58:53 AM Device configur... Read more

Answer:WD Ext Hard Drive Not Showing up in File Explorer

Do you have another computer - if so is it showing on that
Is the WD one with a separate power supply or does it takes its power from the usb
if the latter is it ONE usb or the type with a twin usb so that oen supplies power and the other the read write
 

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

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



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

Methods I have tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Thumbnails not showing up

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

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I am not sure where to post this and if I need to move this post please let me know .
I am having a problem with my ebay pages not showing thumbnails . I am only having a problem with ebay and not other sites . I have tried countless things to fix the problem even restored my computer to a time before this problem started and no luck . I am pretty sure it is something to do with my computer as I have been able to view pics on my phone no problem . Anyone have any ideas ?
 

Answer:thumbnails not showing

- Make and model of the computer? Acer Aspire X1430G
- Exactly what Operating System and Service Pack? Windows 7 Home Premium
- What web browsers do you have installed and use? Google Chrome
- If you have viewed your ebay pages in more than one web browser, is the result exactly the same, or if only one web browser which one is it? Google Chrome on this desktop. On my Android phone, E-Bay looks normal.
- List the addons and plug ins you have enabled in each web browser that shows the problem. Not sure where to find the ad on's and plug in's. When I look under "extentions" there is just Google Doc's.

Thanks for your help.
 

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any idea why i cannot see my thumbnail pics ?

Answer:thumbnails not showing

Hello Ward, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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

Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All, would love some help with this - in theory - easy problem. It's just that I've tried all the solutions that my Google-Fu skills have turned up, and nothing seems to be working for me.
 
The issue is this: Essentially when I open a folder with photos in it, I only see jpg icons. I do not see the thumbnails of the photos.
 
Some weird things that are happening: When I change the view from large icons to medium icons, nothing special happens besides the icon images getting smaller. But when I change BACK from medium to large, I briefly see the correct thumbnails, and as I watch the icon image literally loads over the thumbnails one by one. Essentially I have to sit there and cry as I watch all my thumbnails disappear and turn into useless icons. If I try this a second time in the same folder, nothing special happens anymore. I simply see the icon image.
 
I've made sure that clicking "organize->folder and search options->view (tab)->Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.
 
I've made sure that clicking "start->control panel->system->advanced system settings->settings (under performance)->Show thumbnails instead of icons is CHECKED
 
I've run disk cleanup and cleaned up my thumbnail cache.
I've downloaded a "Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache.bat" file from a different forum and run that several times.
 
And yet, I still only see icons.
 
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I'm on a WIndows 10 Pro PC accessing a linux server with samba etc installed and working well (visible via Homegroup to both Android and Windows 7 pro). From the Win 10 box, if I type the name of the server in Windows File Explorer, then the shares from the server show up without issue. However, if I go into the Network folder, it does not see the linux servers - even though they are correctly configured for the correct homegroup. My windows 7 machines can see the servers in "network" as can my android devices.
Here's a screenshot. Note, the red arrows show what displays in Network folder (red arrows). If I click on the Server Name (HunterNAS in this case), the server shares are displayed and it shows up in the Network folder (blue arrows). Even after making the successful connection, display of another file explorer window > Network folder displays no linux server shares...

Any ideas?

Answer:Linux SMB not showing up in File Explorer (but can be accessed direct)

You have to disable smb 2 & 3 in Windows 10. Microsoft is using the excuse that they made changes with those two protocols, to protect the OS. That is not the case.

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Hi

For some reason Windows 10 is showing the System Reserved partition from Windows 8 in the File Explorer window.

It never did this before.

See Drive D:\





Can anyone tell me how to make it invisible.

Mike

Answer:Showing System Reserved Partition in File Explorer?

Just remove the drive letter and it won't show in explorer anymore,

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I've recently reinstalled Windows 8 and the jumplist for File Explorer now only shows Frequent instead of Recent. There's a load of instructions for Windows 7 and 10 but I can't find any help for changing the Windows 8 jumplist to show Recent instead of Frequent?

Answer:File Explorer jumplist showing Frequent not Recent

The toggle for this should be in the taskbar properties. Right click on the taskbar and go to properties.

There should be a tab for jumplists and a checkbox for recent items.
Didn't realize it, but there is also a full tutorial on eightforums here: Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Hello all,
The problem we're facing at this moment is, IE is not downloading any file, not showing the activX content on msn.com or any website, over the top of that its not even showing any images in outlook 2013 as well.
tried downgrading the IE from 11 to 8 in win7, works fine
but cannot downgrade the IE in win10
tried repairing the registery keys from tweaking.com tool eveyrthing starts working fine in win7, whereas the problem comes back right after retsrating the computer.
please help us find the solution as the only option which seems to be working is OSRI. i guess everything started once we downloaded aremote app, whereas we never connected it to any computer.
Much appreciated
Many Thanks
Vaibhav Jain

Answer:Internet Explorer 11 images not showing nor downloading any file

Pls see if this helps you: Fix: Cannot download a file from the Internet
Next, in IE, open Manage Add-ons and enable ActiveX control.
Now open Internet Options > Advanced tab. Under Multimedia make sure that Show pictures is enabled.
Also under Security tab, click the Default Level button to restore security settings to default.
If nothings helps, perhaps you may want to consider resetting IE.

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I'm on a WIndows 10 Pro PC accessing a linux server with samba etc installed and working well (visible via Homegroup to both Android and Windows 7 pro). From the Win 10 box, if I type the name of the server in Windows File Explorer, then the shares from the server show up without issue. However, if I go into the Network folder, it does not see the linux servers - even though they are correctly configured for the correct homegroup. My windows 7 machines can see the servers in "network" as can my android devices.
Here's a screenshot. Note, the red arrows show what displays in Network folder (red arrows). If I click on the Server Name (HunterNAS in this case), the server shares are displayed and it shows up in the Network folder (blue arrows). Even after making the successful connection, display of another file explorer window > Network folder displays no linux server shares...

Any ideas?

Answer:Linux SMB not showing up in File Explorer (but can be accessed direct)

You have to disable smb 2 & 3 in Windows 10. Microsoft is using the excuse that they made changes with those two protocols, to protect the OS. That is not the case.

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In File Explorer, if a folder is selected in the left navigation pane, the normal behaviour is for the right pane to display sub-folders of that selected folder.

The attached screenshot shows strange behaviour.

If the library "1Documents" is selected in the left pane, there are three sub-folders: Documents, Downloads, and Downloads. (The Downloads folder with the yellow icon is an empty folder that I can't remove. It's discussed in another post.)

I would expect to see exactly the same three sub-folders in the right pane.

In fact, the entire combined contents of Documents and Downloads are shown. You can see that "Anki" is displayed twice. One instance of Anki is in the Downloads folder. The other instance is data that is used by Anki, and is in the Documents folder.

BTW: "Beyond Compare" is a data file in the Documents folder. All other visible files in the right pane are in the Downloads folder.

How can I rectify this issue so that only three folders are shown in the right pane?

Thanks.
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Answer:Why is the right pane of File Explorer showing the wrong contents?

I assume you have been moving the location of your default Windows libraries. Have you considered, with a full copy of your data offline, resetting the location without copying your files back to c: drive. Then redoing it. Could I ask how you did the move? Did you use the Windows "Move" facilities found on the "Location" tab when you look at the library properties?

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Hey Everyone,
I started using my laptop this morning to find all taskbar icons were all using a default icon and that the desktop icons and file explorer icons had all gone completely blank.
I also cant right click and get Properties to work on anything in file explorer.
Tried lots of delete and rebuild icon cache suggestions.
System Restore no longer works, I get a "Catastophic falure" warning dialogue.
I have no idea what has caused this, no new hardware or software. No changes of anything. My laptop always runs problem free!
I did however notice and only saw this once, a system restore point from 6am this morning, seems to of been created by a windows update while I was asleep, but after I saw that and tried to restore I have never seen it again.
Tried setting up a new user but the issue exists in the new account also. I have also done virus checks and disk checks. No luck in safe mode either.
Any Ideas, thanks loads

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Hi there

This old error suddenly seems to have come back again

Some duplicate folders showing up again. (Note I CLEAN re-installed W10 after an upgrade - legally activated).


Cheers
jimbo

Answer:W10 PRO RTM File explorer error - duplicate folders showing up

By any chance you have 2 BBC folders from different drives pinned to Quick Access ???

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

Thanks in advance.

Answer:.MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

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

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

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

Using Vista Home Premium
 

Answer:Solved: FLV Thumbnails not showing

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Hi - I hope someone can help

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

I've googled this obviously and can see

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

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

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Hey guys!

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

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

Answer:Video thumbnails not showing!?

Hello Sommarblond,

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

What file extension type is the for?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi - I hope someone can help

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

I've googled this obviously and can see

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

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

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tried google but all the things I tried didnt work.I can't see any pictures in thumbnails.Here is the screenshot - http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/18...

Answer:Windows thumbnails not showing

Please re-submit your link - it didn't work for me.We all live on the same ball.

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

Answer:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".

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

Using Vista Home Premium

Answer:[SOLVED] Flv thumbnails not showing

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

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Recently my Lumia 520 is suffering a strange problem. The photos app does not show any thumbnails and when opening the photo takes 1-2 secs to display it,tried restarting device,checked sd card for errors on my pc running xp,but still its happening.sd card works good on my galaxy y with no issues.

Answer:Photos app on wp8.1.1 not showing thumbnails

Here I made a video of it,but low quality.http://1drv.ms/1zFkagW

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


I have tried cleaning the thumbnail cache.

Answer:Thumbnails partially showing.

See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

See if that helps.

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

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

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

Thanks,
Jason.
 

Answer:Video thumbnails not showing

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

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