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Question: VLC not showing thumbnails view of Video File

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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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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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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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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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...


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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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?


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

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

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

Answer:Can't view .mov file thumbnails

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

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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,

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Hey all

Recently this command was run on mu pc (XP Home)
cd \windows\system32
regsvr32 /u

Ever since thumbnails will not show for video files. (avi, mpg, wmv)
Has anyone any idea on how to undo or rectify this.

Answer:Video Thumbnails Not Showing

Do a Windows XP repair.

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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.


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

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Ok... i have some computer knowledge, and i can google with the best of them but I haven't found a complete fix to my problem... here we go... got video from this last waterfowl season... on my old Toshiba satellite which was running windows 7 home ed, i was able to take that video (.MOD) format and put it straight onto my computer into a folder, and i would have a thumbnail of maybe the beginning of that video... That computer's Hard drive crashed... so i bought a smaller Toshiba like T135 or something without a disc drive, which also has windows 7 home, and I am able to get the thumbnails on that coomputer also... however i bought this Dell Optiplex GX280 which has Windows XP on it... I bought it because it would be a better video editing computer than some small laptop... This computer has good stats, but alas i went to put my video on and i opened my flash drive and I have 0 photoed thumbnails... now when i first started this, i had the factory Windows Media Player... no thumbnails with it... then upgraded to media player 11, still no thumbnails... all it has is the WMP icon and MPEG... if i need i can take a screen photo and show you... so i've spent the last couple hours googling and found what seemed to be a solution by downloading this codec which a few people said fixed their problem... Stinkys' MPEG-2 Codec Installer... I download and ran this... now it wasn't a complete failure because one of the sub-folders inside the main folder finally c... Read more

Answer:Solved: .MOD Video Thumbnails Not Showing

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I don't why it's doing that now, i downloaded the latest firefox and the video thumbnails don't show it only happens in youtube,, also on IE 8 it works fine, thats strange, also would IE 8 Beta be a better option than FireFox thanks.

Answer:YouTube video thumbnails not showing.


Try clearing out your temp internet cache and then updating Adobe Flash Player (download)

or try the following T/shooting steps

also would IE 8 Beta be a better option than FireFox thanksClick to expand...

Definatly NO, as IE8 is still beta, while the final version is likely to be good, this current version is still buggy and its never wise to use a beta to try and fix a problem as you may end up with many more issues that you barganed for. Try IE7 with YouTube and see if the thumbnails show.

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I have a problem with my video clips taken by a Camcorder, I can not find a way to show the thumbnails, normal videos in Video folder and Picture folder have thumbnails, I have tried changing Folder Options but still no thumbnails, could someone please help me, Thanks.

Answer:Thumbnails for Camcorder Video Files not showing

Hi brummyfan,

I'm not sure if this information will be of any help but my video thumbnails only show up in the default video folder:

Unfortunately, I never really explored the full possibilities but maybe yours might work that way as well.

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

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

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

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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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Hello, I don't know if I should post this problem on Firefox forum (because I use FF as my main browser) or adobe forum but I'd like to post it here first to get some suggestions.

Basically starting from few days ago, thumbnails won't show for some videos on Japanese video steaming site called Nico Nico Douga. Here are some of the examples on Firefox (highlighted in red rectangles):
Also, it won't show on IE as well as you can see from the screenshots below:

However, the problem is not permanent as when I refresh the page it shows the thumbnails. Though when I refresh the page again other videos will not show the thumbnails and so on. So, it's very random and it only happens to few random videos as there are no specific pattern for certain videos.

I know it might be hard to pinpoint the cause of this problem as it's not a well known site like youtube however I suspect the way it works (i.e video thumbnails, using same flash player etc) is similar to each other.

Answer:Video thumbnails not showing (NicoNicoDouga: Japanese site)

It displays fine on my FF, so if it is indeed a FF problem, it may come down to one of your addons. Try running FF ins it's safe mode and see if it displays correctly.

Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

A Guy

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

How can I fix this?

Answer:Thumbnails not showing in "thumbs view"

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

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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:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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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This is the kind of thing that makes Windows a pain.

I'm in a folder, where I know a file should be, yet I don't see it.
I refresh, by going back and forth in diff. folders and yet when I go back to the original I still don't see it.

I do a search and it shows me that it is in fact where I thought it should be.
Yet when I go there, it doesn't appear in the list.....

Back and forth several times........

Finally, by luck, I click on the "name" button at the top of folder view, then apparently it refreshes and appears.

Any ideas on why this is ? or what happened, and how to fix or resolve this ?

Answer:Folder view , file not showing ??


Try this, open the folder & right mouse on any blank space in the folder (Not on an item) & then set the viewing mode as per the picture.

Once you have done it, play with the settings until they suit your needs after that, OK?

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Hey all,

Another minor, non-life-threatening irritation:

Running Windows XP Home Edition on a PC, "5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600".

When i browse my folders on Thumbnails view, Windows seems to assign *random* pictures from throughout my hard drive to act as the thumbnail for some folders. Actually it's not totally random; when i assign a picture to act as the thumbnail for one folder, it works fine, but then a week or so later i will find that windows has used that picture as the thumbnail for some other completely unrelated folder, elsewhere on the hard drive.

I can easily fix this by right-clicking on the folder and going to:

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Choose Picture/Restore Default.

Often, that doesn't work: The properties screen will tell me that the default has been restored, for example, but when i actually look at the folder again, it hasn't actually changed anything.

But then, that problem can be solved by going to

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Change Icon.

...and re-selecting the icon that was already supposedly being used by that folder. That usually solves the problem.

This is mildly annoying, and if anyone knows a permanent fix, i'd appreciate it. But the main problem I wanted help for was for the "My Documents" folders.

The fix given above will not work for "My Documents", "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos", because the properties screens f... Read more

Answer:Thumbnails view: XP picks thumbnails randomly; Can't reset "My Documents" to defaults

My first worry is that I see you have not installed SP2 yet, is there a reason for that?

SP2 has a lot of fixes in it, which one could be the answer to your problems.


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For example, for MKV videos Windows 7 shows no more information than it does for text files. I'd like to have thumbnails and data like duration, pixel dimensions, video and audio bitrate etc. as it shows for other types.

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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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the url ( works fine in firefox ,chrome , IE7&8 . video is not displaying in IE9, can some one help

Answer:Not able to view video file is IE9

Welcome to Seven forums dhinesh. Try installing rich Internet applications | Adobe Flash Player, I can play the vid in IE9. You will need to use IE9 32 bit, it's not supported in IE9 64 bit.

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Question: View By Thumbnails

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

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

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

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

Answer:View By Thumbnails

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

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Question: thumbnails view

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

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

Answer:cant view thumbnails

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

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

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

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

Little help?

Answer:Help with view on Thumbnails?

Little help?

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

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

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

Answer:I don't want to view thumbnails

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

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

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

Answer:can't view thumbnails

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Answer:Thumbnails View Problems

Hi Linkhiei !

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

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

Answer:W7---Unabele to View Thumbnails

Why are you posting in bold??

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

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Hi there,

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

Answer:Cannot view thumbnails on certain sites

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

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

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

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

Make sure you have the latest version >

Give some examples.

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

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

Any suggestions of what I should check?

I am running Windows XP if that helps.


Answer:Can't view thumbnails using Netscape or IE


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

How to fix this really has me baffled.

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Hi ...

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

Answer:unable to view thumbnails

Which operating system please?

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

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

Answer:Can't view pictures - but thumbnails appear

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

Answer:View Thumbnails Windows 7 Pro

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help

Answer:View Thumbnails in Explorer

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

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

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


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

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

can someone please tell me how I can fix this


btw. I'm using windows 2000

Answer:Unable to view Thumbnails

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

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

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

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

I have windows 7, professional, 64 bit

Answer:Can't view thumbnails on folders

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

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I have recently bought a Samsung Digimax 420 camera. I have taken a mini-video but am having problems viewing it. There is sound, but no picture. I have tried opening the AVI file up in Windows Media Player (I have latest version) and Realplayer (again, latest version). Could something be blocking me? I am able to view other media player/realplayer files, but not taken by the camera.The camera has been checked and is working properly. I have also tried using a different lead and tried another brand new software programme (in case it was faulty), but no change.Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP Home unable to view AVI video file

click hereclick hereSome info about what you need to do.

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

Answer:RESOLVED: Can't view movie thumbnails?

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated.


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

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

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

Answer:Larger thumbnails in folder view

Hello Trevor,

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

Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

Hope this helps,

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

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

Is there a solution to this?

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm running Windows 98SE.

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

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

Thank you.

Answer:Software to view LOTS OF THUMBNAILS

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

Answer:No option to view thumbnails in Windows 7

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

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

Answer:XP Folder View Thumbnails not working!

Try this fix for XP's thumbs:

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


Answer:Desktop and thumbnails view error

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Just thought I'd pass it along.


Answer:View PSD thumbnails in Explorer...FINALLY

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

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

Answer:Cannot view pictures as thumbnails in my albums

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

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Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer, seems you need to download the latest Directx SDK
I have Direct x11:
Operating System: Windows 7 ?dition Int?grale 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 880 @ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12248MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphic: Geforce GTX 460

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much for your time

Answer:Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer

I don't see how DirectX is involved in displaying HDR images. Where are you getting that notion?

What are the extensions on the files you are trying to thumbnail?

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

Answer:Solved: Attached Thumbnails view

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

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Hi all,

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

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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,

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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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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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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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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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Hi Everyone,

I used to play any movie type with my VLC media player since it has almost all the Codecs necessary for playing all video and audio files including AC3 audio (code "8192) format. Now, i can only hear the audio while playing a video file. This issue applied to all my media players (VLC, DivX, BS.Player, WMP, Media Player Classic) except Winamp. It doesn't apply to Winamp probably because i've never used it before untill this problem arised. I don't really know why.

Anyway, the problem started after i played an old and cracked DVD movie on my system with VLC. While playing the DVD, it started skipping and later on played smoothly. But after ejecting the DVD, i could no longer see images on any movie i played with any media player except for Winamp. The problem i'm having with Winamp is that it can't play all type of media files especially ones with AC3 audio (code 8192) which means you can only see the video but no audio and also does not re-index while trying to play an incomplete movie copy, unlike VLC.

I have tried uninstalling and re-installin DivX including VLC which i suspects caused the problem, but still, the problem persists.

ANY HELP, PLZ. Sorry for the long note.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE be descriptive for an only moderately tech savy guy.


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

Please somebody help me!!!!

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I am unable to view JPG files as thumbnails. The issue began when I uninstalled Corel Software and Installed CD Burning Software. There are frames where the image should be. Any idea's. Is it a setting? I looked. When saving the image i made sure the option "view as thumbnail" was checked.


Answer:Unable to view thumbnails from Adobe Photoshop

At start of Photoshop, (before it open) click and hold Shift\Ctrl\Alt. (If you have a PC)
this combination of keys, will restored Photoshop.
Good Luck

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Close the registry and reboot.

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

Always remember to back up your registry.

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

Answer:unable to change desktop and view thumbnails

hi try running sfc /scnw

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

...Any suggestion would be highly appreciate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:All folders in Explorer display in Thumbnails view - Why??

Hello hooked,

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

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

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

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

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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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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 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.

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I have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, I just upgraded from professional, when I had professional, all of my videos had thumbnail previews. Now, just about zero do. Is there a way to get this back to the way it was before? For example, I use VLC as my default player to open vids and it is just the cone, no thumb. The same goes with WMP

Answer:Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

Crap, there's a way to rebuild thumbnails, maybe that's it, but I forgot how, heh. You're not exceptionally low on disk space, are you? Give me a second I'll find out about refreshing the thumbnail cache.

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I'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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tried google but all the things I tried didnt work.I can't see any pictures in thumbnails.Here is the screenshot -

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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Ok, here on MG, while perusing threads, when I hover my cursor over an "attached thumbnail" and the jpg loads, but never displays. This has been a problem for some time now and I believe it to be a plug-in i must be missing from firefox 4 . I'm running windows 7 64 bit.
When i hover my cursor, it turns into the little spinning "wait" circle, then the title bar for the jpg shows up and the rest of the screen greys out, but the .jpg never shows up. What am I missing ?

Answer:attached thumbnails not showing up

Was this a problem prior to Firefox 4? I don't believe images posted in the forum require a special browser plug-in. Can you post a link to one of those forum topics? I can't find one now.

Have you tried viewing the forum with another browser?

Edit: The feature works somewhat for me but, sometimes, I initially get the behavior you mention. So, it does not work smoothly and consistently like it should for me. Usually, if I close the box where the image is supposed to appear and then immediately hover over the thumbnail again, the enlarged image appears. I'm using Firefox 3.6.16.

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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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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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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 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

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

ahh so 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 there chaps.

I have this problem with File Explorer. I have checked the box "Always show icons, never thumbnails"

But not all of the thumbnails are showing. I get a mixture of the "mountain" icon as well as some thumbnails.

I have tried to delete the thumbnail cache and nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do? Any help would be appreciated.



Answer:Not all photo thumbnails showing.

Having always show Icons not Thumbnails is your problem. Default is that box is left unchecked.

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Hi - I hope someone can help

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

I've googled this obviously and can see

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

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

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I'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
That will help you.

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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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