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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hi,

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

Thank you.

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

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

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Hi:
Since updating to Windows 10, whenever I open file folders to view jpgs, the files' thumbnails are a generic blue mountain icon instead of thumbnails of the images themselves. How do I get the icons to go back to being thumbnail images again? Is there a command or menu option that will change this for all jpgs in my folders rather than having to change one by one?
Thanks!

Answer:Want jpg icons to show image thumbnails instead of generic icons

Hello tandree30, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions or help is welcome and thanked in advance!
 

Answer:I want all video file types to display thumbnails

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Hi.
There is any way to show an icon instead of thumbnails in folders and and keep showing thumbnails for files?

Answer:Show icons instead of thumbnails only for folders

NO ... and the same for the Desktop.
The only way is to shut off all thumbnail viewing use a 3rd party thumbnail viewer.

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Hi, yesterday I don't know what I did but suddenly video thumbnails disappeared, so I reinstalled K-Lite Codec Pack MEGA version. I'm using a laptop with Windows 8.1 x64. VLC is the default media player. I've installed MPC-HC and K-Lite Codec Pack MEGA. Everything is up to date.

Once I reinstalled K-Lite MEGA pack, thumbnails appeared again, but now something's wrong. When I open the "Videos" folder, VLC icons don't appear. All icons are blank (there's no icon, just blank space with the file's name below) until the thumbnail is loaded.

Before, ALL icons appeared (VLC icon) and then the thumbnails got loaded. If I refreshed, the thumbnails didn't start to load again, the window blinked for 1 millisecond and then everything was already loaded.

Now, if I refresh, it starts all over again, all icons are blank and the thumbnails start to load again.

I've reinstalled MPC-HC, K-Lite MEGA pack, Disk cleanup thumbnails, show only icons, apply and then uncheck that option... Nothing changes

I don't understand anything. Here's a screenshot in the middle of the process:
There should be VLC icons instead of those blank spaces, and it shouldn't start to load everything each time I refresh.

Thanks!

Answer:Video icons don't show up until thumbnails are loaded

Question, why did you need the Codec pack to begin with? I find they cause more issues.

All my thumbnails load with no problem with windows media player with exception of some types of video files.

May have to reset. Try SFC.

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I'm using K-Lite Mega Codec 5.4(the latest, supports Win7)
couldn't see MKV thumbnails with this..then I used Codec Tweaker for Win7 and now i see thumbnails, but some (and most of) like this: anyway to correct this?

Answer:Win7 doesn't show MKV thumbnails correct

  
Quote: Originally Posted by praeambulus


I'm using K-Lite Mega Codec 5.4(the latest, supports Win7)
couldn't see MKV thumbnails with this..then I used Codec Tweaker for Win7 and now i see thumbnails, but some (and most of) like this: anyway to correct this?


I would recommend unloading K-Lite and going with Shark007's Windows 7 codec package. Home: Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs From his site:






Quote:
MKV playback is fully supported including thumbnailing


Version 2.1.0 is here at MajorGeeks:
|MG| Win7codecs 2.1.0 Final Download

They work fine for me.

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for some reason, this afternoon they began showing only ONE column, on the left side of the folder. the remainder of the folder is blank. see attached screen shot.
thanks for helping, boyd.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 288256 MB, Free - 112291 MB; D: Total - 16683 MB, Free - 2407 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

Answer:Solved: Folders no longer show rows and columns of icons/thumbnails.

Thanks for the screen shot; makes it very clear what you are describing.

If you select a file it will preview it in the Preview pane (maybe not all types of files). If you'd like the Preview pane smaller and the main area larger drag the divider to the right. If you don't want the Preview pane at all get rid of it (Organize - Layout - remove check from Preview pane).
 

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Hi all!

I've just recently began to use the jump lists more and more. In general they work fine but I use VectorWorks and I imported a .pdf into the application. Now the jump list only displays that imported .pdf but not the .vwx files native to that application. I'm pretty sure the jump list worked correctly before the import, but since I've come to rely on them just recently, I can't be a 100% on this.

How could I fix this and make the jump lists display the correct types of files? Just opening a native files with VW doesn't work as they do not become "recent files". I'm at loss here.

Thanks for reading this.

Answer:Jump lists show wrong file types?

Hi, try this, Type in associate Into the StartMenu Search and go to Associate a file type and see if you can do it from there.

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Hello,
My friend has noticed on his computer that several different file types have a generic folder icon.
Same are: .JPG .PNG .BMP .RAR etc. They all have the same icon.
I have tried multiple things to fix it and so far none of them have worked. (Changing the default program, rebuilding icon cache, and a couple other small fixes. None worked so far.)

Here's the icon that shows up:

Computer specs:

AMD FX-8320
16 GB RAM
Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
Geforce GTX 970
500 GB Samsung 850 Evo
Windows 7 Professional

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Is there a way to associate a file type (or file extension) to a certain icon? For some reason, all the .RAR files on my PC have just a blank white icon; it looks like a piece of paper with the upper right corner folded down. This happened when I realized that TUGzip is not 100% compatible with 64bit Windows, so I removed it and installed the 64bit version of 7-zip which works perfectly. But now my .RAR archives, and generic .ZIP archives are just blank icons. It's not a big deal really, I've just ignored it for months, but now I'd just like to change 'em. It would also be nice to change some of the other icons based on file extension.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Setting up icons for file types....

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
also scroll down to the bottom and there are other tutorials if this is not what you want.
 

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I want to change the default ICON for an MP3 file to make it display different from a WAV file when the two types of files are in the same folder?

In XP and Windows Vista we had a "File Types" tab, where you could "Change the ICON" for different file types. Can't find this in Windows 7?

As when I am converting WAV files into MP3's it makes it much easyer to see which ones are which by thier different file ICON shapes rather than them all being just that blue note one. I had changed my MP3 ones to the Orange Play triangle in the Blue circle from windows media player.

Answer:Icons for Music file types?

Hello Paul,

This can help show you how to change the default icon used for a file extension to one you want in Windows 7 as well.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Answer:Icons identifying file types? A cry for help!!

hi,Can anyone advise if there is a folder on computers of standard icons.I have a problem, where windows can't find or at worst, takes me to the wrong locations, due I feel to the fact that the Icon for some files are not recognised by windows.I admit to having changed some myself, but I suspect others have been changed by downloaded programs.One in particular, has messed up both my log and install files.I have tried going into properties and opting to change icons, but there is only one icon to chose from, and that is the one causing the problem.I have looked this up in help to no avail. Can anyone help??xoc

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Short version:
i) How can I assign an icon within a third-party software app to a filetype?
ii) How can I remove the assignment of a program to "always open" a filetype?

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Background diagnostics:
In XP, a software app (Native Instruments' Kontakt 3) assigns different icons to several filetypes that it uses, so you can distinguish them in Explorer. This did not work in Windows 7. I wondered why.

Below is a screenshot of what I've found in Windows 7, plus a screenshot from XP showing the available icons). The filetype (.nki) is mapped to the Registry key: Kontakt.Instrument.3. And here are the exported Registry entries:





Quote:
Exported from Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3]
@="Kontakt Instrument"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Native Instruments\\Kontakt 3\\.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Native Instruments\\Kontakt 3\\.exe %1"

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Exported from Windows XP Home
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3]
@="Kontakt Instrument"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Kontakt.Instrument.3\DefaultIcon]
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Answer:Q: Assigninig icons to File types

There's no reason why either should be unsafe to try. I'm a little baffled as to how it's working with the additional \ at all. The worst that can happen is that you can't open the .nfi files but then you can just restore the values. There should be no adverse effects on the system generally and you've always got the restore point to save you from disaster if by some freak ten billion to one chance there is a problem.

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Hello All

Just got Windows 10 and with all previous versions of Windows I have used a program called File Types to change the system Icons ( MP3, Wav. Jpeg. BMP etc. ) to a different Icon. With Windows 10, when I change the Jpeg to another Icon it also changed BMP to same Icon. Same with mp3, it changed the wav files to same icon I used for mp3. I uninstalled File Types and tried associating the files to programs that use them hoping that it would pick up on the correct icon and be ok. No such luck. All I have now are a bunch of files with a blank white box that lost their ability to restore themselves from the images.dll file. Only way I can get any icon at all is to reinstall File Types and use the same icon for all. If I look at file properties of a bmp that has a jpeg icon the file sees it as a jpeg ( bmp). I have tried deleting the icon cashe and rebuilding with no result. I could do a system restore back 2 days but I have hours of reinstalls etc and this would create a real bucket of worms. Any ideas out there would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hi everyone. I'm new to BC. Hope someone here can help me with my problem.Yesterday every single icon on my desktop, Task Bar, Start-Menu, and even in the extended menus have ALL changed to the iTunes logo/icon. Every. Single. One. If I try to open something-- whether it's a document, inserted CD, Internet Explorer, etc. --iTunes opens instead. I've right-clicked on every shortcut I have on my desktop and Task-Bar and I've viewed the Properties of each consecutively, and they all say that their File Type is iTunes (with the suffix ".lnk" at the end.) Now, I CAN open the programs labeled as iTunes, but I have to go around the direct short-cuts and main menus; opening with a right-click is what I've had to do from the computer sub-menu of the Start Menu.The only "different" thing that I've done recently is tweaking the Auto Play options in the Control Panel (I wanted to watch a movie, and the default program was annoying.) But even after I reset them all back to Default, the icon problem and File Type issues have remained. Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? (I own a new Acer laptop running on Windows 7, if that helps with anything.)All suggestions will be much obliged. Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:All icons and "file types" have changed. Anyone know why?

Sorry, guys-- I shouldn't have posted the question in this forum.

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In the Tools/Folder Options/File Types/Advanced menu options screen, I am unable to make any changes to my desktop icons. For example, my .htm icon is showing up as a standard unassociated icon. In the dialog box, it shows correctly as a IE icon, but I can't make them show up like that in any folder view. I also can't make changes to any existing ones.

Virus checking software is up to date (4/3) and a full system scan was just completed.
 

Answer:can't change icons in file types dialog-XP Pro

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I have made in GIMP two .ico files for two file types that do not have any program or icon registered to them. they are .dls & .sf2, both of which are soundfont files. I have many programs that use these files. like SONY Acid using .dls. ModPlug Tracker also uses .dls. I have a midi converter that uses .sf2 and so does FL Studio. and Awave Studio uses all soundfont files.
 
 
I tried using this program as I was told to directly on the homepage of Google: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/ but neither .dls nor .sf2 files are listed anywhere in that program. Many other unknown file extensions are listed in there but not .dls or .sf2

Answer:change icons for unknown file types?

I found out how to do it. using the same File Type Manager as in the link, I go to Edit>New File Extension and type in .dls and .sf2 and change the icon from there. I thought I'd share my findings in case someone else is looking for an answer on a later date. Thanks anyway

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I was using FileTypesMan, but it seems to revert to default settings every time I restart the computer.

Answer:How do I permanently change icons for file types?

I use Microangelo on Display-

Free Icon Editor Downloads

It should work with Windows 10.
I started using it with XP.
It still works with 8.1 Pro.

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Hi all,
For some strange reason my Advent 5421 running Vista home edition has lost the file types on some of the icons mainly all the microsoft ones and have no idea why?? All of them now show as unreconizable file but some will still open and others like MS word 2007 will not open
Any ideas??
Cheers Pete

Answer:Vista lost file types on icons

Do you use CCleaner or some similar program?

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I have made in GIMP two .ico files for two file types that do not have any program or icon registered to them. they are .dls & .sf2, both of which are soundfont files. I have many programs that use these files. like SONY Acid using .dls. ModPlug Tracker also uses .dls. I have a midi converter that uses .sf2 and so does FL Studio. and Awave Studio uses all soundfont files.

TL;DR: how can I change the icon for all .dls and all .sf2 files on my system to the icon I created? Not just one .dls or .sf2 file.

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Hey all,

Trying to figure out a way to display thumbnails in certain folders (ie: Photos & Videos) and icons in others. Unfortunately it seems this isn't possible, as the only option I've found is to always show thumbnails in all folders or always show icon's.

Anyone happen to know a way around this, help is very appreciated!

Camaren

Answer:"Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

Hello Camaren,

Unfortunately it's just not possible. It's a all or none setting.

The only workaround that I know of to do this is to leave thumbnails turned on and manually change the icon of each folder that you do not want to have thumbnail views for.

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Is there anyway to make file types act more like Win7/8? I am getting tired of setting media file types when the program(winamp,MPC,ect) use to set them fine in admin mode...when you are dealing with dozens of file types do anything manually is a pain.

Some file types will stick, some won't so you have to set them per file type, some ask to change the default icon its a mess.... is there an all in one fix or we basically at M$'s whims on this?

Or do programs like media player classic, ect need to update to the new file type setup? I'd rather revert it than wait on program updates but i do not think there's an option for that...

Answer:File types make win10 act like win7/8.

Hi ZippyDSMlee.

This may not be the right answer but I'll take a shot.

If you go into setting, the looks for Apps. In the Creators Update it has it own box. In Anniversary it is with System.

Click on Default apps, then on the right scroll all the way to bottom and click on Set defaults by app.

When this window open select the app you want to set on left and then over on the lower right you have two options.

Set this program as default - all possible file types that could be owned by program are assigned to this program.

or

Choose defaults for this program - this opens a window of all possible file types that could be assigned but lets you selective pick and choose.
Hope this is what you are looking for.

Ken

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Is there anyway to make file types act more like Win7/8? I am getting tired of setting media file types when the program(winamp,MPC,ect) use to set them fine in admin mode...when you are dealing with dozens of file types do anything manually is a pain.

Some file types will stick, some won't so you have to set them per file type, some ask to change the default icon its a mess.... is there an all in one fix or we basically at M$'s whims on this?

Or do programs like media player classic, ect need to update to the new file type setup? I'd rather revert it than wait on program updates but i do not think there's an option for that...

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Folderico lets you change folder icons to whatever you want, which is great, but I haven't been able to find a similar software for file types.
I'm not looking to change the icon to every file, only certain ones that have blank thumbnails (think .bin or .gba files for example; I want to give each .gba file a custom icon, like a game cover or something, but I don't want all the .gba files I have to have the same thumbnail).

Know any software like that?

Answer:Freeware la Folderico, but for file types [Custom icons]?

Welcome to Seven Forums fol. You aren't being ignored. It's just I don't think such a program exists. At least I am unaware of any, and suspect the others who did not reply are not either. A Guy

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

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


Can anyone offer up another solution?

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I would like thumbnail previews for my pictures but icons for my MP3's. If I check off the "always show icons, never thumbnails" option, my pictures all have the generic JPEG icon rather than a thumbnail preview of the picture. If I uncheck the option, I get thumbnail previews for my pictures but also annoying thumbnail previews on many of my MP3's, which I definitely don't want. Is there a way to set these preferences independently? Thanks.

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I only need to enable a few file types and it's such a hassle unticking all the hundreds of unwanted file types. how can I untick all file types all at once?

Thank you
 

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I find it annoying each time I use Settings to then do a search in order to find what I want. The existing icons aren't explicit it what it contains. EG as the first icon includes Apps I used it for ""uninstall but it isn't there. it's in some other icon. So I have to return to the Settings page, then search.
Windows 7 allowed changing from Category (similar to current Win 10 Settings) to "Small Icons", which displays all settings items on one page.
How can I set up Win 10 settings to do the same?

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As an example when I open up my pictures folder, and view files as large icons, no icons show just file names. I have to change the "view as" to maybe small icons and then back to large icons and then it finally shows. This could be related to my wallpaper issue that I posted in another post. This just recently started. Any help???

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My New PC is running Win Vista home premium 64 bit, and my other one was running home Premium 32 bit.


On my other PC, whenever I would Download a video file, instead of the icon where it is a piece of paper with balloons on it with the words "AVI", it would have a screencap from that particular video file as the icon.

Well, my new PC I cannot figure out how to do that with. All my files I brought over are all that lame paper icon with balloon, and "AVI" on them, and not screencaps like they used to be.

Someone told me to check or uncheck the box under advanced performance settings that said "Show Thumbnail instead of icon"

But that didn't do anything. ANyone got any suggestions?

Answer:video file icons don't show up like they did on old PC

bump.

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My Win10 Desktop seems to have problems. I can copy a file to the desktop but no icon show for it. But pressing WindowsE shows it as present.
Is there any way to ensure the icon always appears ?

Thanks.

Answer:Desktop does not show all file icons

I'd right-click the a blank area of the Desktop and choose View, try one of the selections available. If one has a lot of icons on the Desktop some can be hidden behind others and clicking one of the selections may make them show up.

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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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the icon images for saved webpages ('.mht' files) do not show in xp. the files work fine, and I can view them in any browser, but the image icons are missing! Any ideas on how I can fix this without having to reinstall xp? It seems to be just a saved webpage mht file issue, as all other icons for files that I know of display and work ok. I am using XP with SP3.

1. I have tried xp restore to the earliest date.... no change.
2. I have tried right clicking on my desktop, selecting properties > appearance > advanced, then changing general icon sizes, but that made no difference either.
3. I have tried right clicking on all drives to 'automatically fix file system errors' after a restart.. no difference!

.........anything else I should try, aside from a complete reinstall of XP without SP3?! I know that SP3 might not have been the cause, but I have not installed anything new, and have never had this issue with icons before.

thanks for any help, if possible!
 

Answer:the images for icons (saved webpages, '.mht' file) do not show in xp!

Can't help .. Other than to say ..
Do NOT try to remove SP3 ... Until you're ready for a fresh reinstall.
 

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The PDF files that I store on my Desktop show an image of page 1 of the particular PDF file, rather than the standard PDF red/grey generic file icon. Is there any way to stop this and to revert back to the generic red/grey PDF Icon using Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Answer:PDF File Desktop Icons Show Image . . How Do I Stop This

Hi there ... This has to do with the Preview Handler ..I can remember having this issue some time ago ..You should update your Adobe Reader see if that fixes the issue .. If not maybe a Repair may help .. This seems to only happen mostly on Windows 64 bit OS or an upgrade to it ...

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Is there a way I can have the full file names displayed with the desktop icons without having to click on the icon?

Answer:How to show full file names with desktop icons

Well you could just increase the width of the spacing on the desktop icons so that it will show more text. To do his. Rt Click on Desktop. Click Personalize, Click Windows Color the click on "Advanced Appearance settings" Then Click the The black down arrow head against Items, then scroll down to Icon Spacing Horizontal and adjust this to larger. This should show more text. Might also help to make the text smaller too. This is done in the same way. You will see the text box under "Items"

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All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

Answer:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

Answer:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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When I would create a desktop icon for a website in Windows XP, I'd see an icon that was specific to the site. You know, like the round fox with the flaming tail for Firefox, or the red M for gmail.

But when I drag a url and drop it to the desktop in 8.1 (using Firefox, btw), I get none of the site-specific icons. I see them in my bookmarks list but on the desktop every icon is only the white rectangle that I thought indicated a file, on your computer, not an internet website. What gives? Is this a Firefox thing? Can I create a desktop icon in another way? I seem to recall that in XP creating one was as simple as a right mouse click anywhere on your site and picking "create desktop icon", but that doesn't work in 8.1

I'm an old fuddy duddy, and I want desktop icons as well as bookmarks, and I don't want them all to look the same. I can put up with not being able to do anything about the text color for the names of icons if I can actually have a, hello, different icon for every site.

To anyone who can and will help--thanks.

Smoked

Answer:ALL my website desktop icons show as same white FILE icon

I usually drag the little icon on the left end of a URL in the Address bar to the Favorites toolbar or to the Desktop, not the URL itself. The icon itself relies solely upon a Web site having a favicon.ico file on it somewhere. [I've lost track of it but I used to have a small program that could harvest favicon.ico files and save them but that was back with WinXP and IE6, don't know if it would work with later versions.]

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Have this file on my Desktop Windows 8.1File Name "Types"In details tab under properties URL> file:///C:/Program%20Files/Types/Types.exeI have no idea what it is or how it got there.. Any have any ideas, scanned malwarebytes nothing suspicious or bad found.

Answer:Unkown File / file:///C:/Program20Files/Types/Types.exe

You can get a second opinion from an AntiVirus collective scanning engine.Upload the file to:https://www.virustotal.comA collection of AntiVirus programs will scan the file for you.

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Please, I'd like to be able to change the file type icons for certain program files, a friend found this:
http://www.online-tech-ti...r-tips/change-file-icon/
Where it explains how to change the file type icons - but this is for WinXP - it doesn't work for Win7 as there is no "File Types" tab in that area in Win7.
(Another instance of the failure of Win7's beastly Dumbing Down policy!)

Okay grumbling aside, please, please, please can someone tell me how to change the file type icon in Win7?

I do mean the "File Type Icon", not the Program Icon - I've already changed that many times, I design my own icon and use a new version of that each time a program is updated, so that I can easily see which version I am opening from my desktop.
I would like to be able to do the same with the File Type icons as I consider the original design to be ugly, and would rather use my own - please?

Answer:Changing File Icons in Win7?

Check this out; File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

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Hello, I have a problem here, in the last two days, I can't see any preview of my pictures (not only pictures, but videos too). I really need a help. I've tried cleaning the old thumbnails using Disk Cleanup, but no work. Trying to untick the "Always show icon, not thumnail" in Folder Options, don't work too. Here is the screenshot:



So, anyone can help me with this problem?

Thanks before.

Regards,
Akip

Answer:Thumbnails Won't Show

Start with Option two: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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Firefox 15.0.1

When I open a new tab the thumbnails flash for a split second, but then disappear to leave a blank page. It worked previously, but I don't recall if I already had version 15 then.

I read that this may be caused by a full cache, so I cleared it, but even after visiting several sites after that nothing shows. Firefox is set to remember history.

Answer:New tab thumbnails don't show in Firefox

Hi Stevenvh,

I like FF also, leme tell you what I just done.

I use win 7 x64, you too have a win 7 64bit OS, so it should work for you too if you do it.

I just downloaded & installed Pale Moon a 64 bit browser and very similar to FF in the GUI but Firefox is created with maximum compatibility in mind, Pale Moon is created with efficiency and speed in mind.

When I installed it, first thing I went to youtube to see it handle flash, it did fine and works with netflix too and netflix uses Silverlight. I read that the adobe 64bit flash will only work with 64bit win 7 so it should work with you.

It's new to me, but it's a native 64bit browser and I like it. It's here Pale Moon - x64 builds

edit: i just saw you're from Belgium, you may want to read on it because there might be language issues.

kevin

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Hello out there. I could really use help for a frustrating problem. My avi files will no longer show thumbnails. The avi files aready on the hard drive showed them, but new avi files created only showed the generic media icon after installing and uninstalling a sound conversion program (DB poweramp).

I tried deleting the thumbnail cache. Now all the avi files only show the generic media icon. There is nothing wrong with the file associations (set to open with Media Player Classic).

I'm using Windows 7 Home 64 bit on an HPm7350n media computer with 4 gigs Ram.

Thanks
 

Answer:avi files won't show thumbnails

try this mate>contol panel>default programs,look here you can make several adjustments to suit
 

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MyLaptop does not show thumbnails. My Desktop does.
I have compared all the settings. They are absolutly the
same on each computer. i have been through all the
usual suspects discussed on the net like in folder options the
"reset folders" and "restore defaults", no results.
The only difference I can find between the computers is
in properties,details. The Desktop shows datas for images,
the Laptop doesn't as shown in the attached images.
Any help out there?

Answer:Vista does not show Thumbnails

1. Open Windows Explorer > Open Folder Options.

2. Click on the View tab.

3. Un-Check Always show icons, never thumbnails.

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I have windows 7 pro from my uni final and when you hold your mouse over app in a taskbar that's running, it shows a thumbnail of what's going on, how do i get it to show faster? thanks

Answer:How to get thumbnails to show faster

You should read this:

Mouse Hover Time - Change

and

Tweak Aero Peek Delay Time In Windows 7 With Desktop Peek Tweak

That will speed up the desktop peek. This one:

http://www.groovypost.com/forum/wind...ay-t95662.html

will speed up the thumbnail peek.

For those who don't want to follow the second link:






Quote:
1. Click on the Start Button and type in regedit and hit Enter.
2. Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse.
3. Right click on MouseHoverTime and select Modify.
4. Set the new value. The default value is 400 milliseconds.
5. Once changed, click OK and restart your computer.


I set mine to 100, logged off and back on, and the thumbnails now appear nearly immediately.

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Hello.

When I open a picture folder/photo album on my computer, and the "view" option is set to thumbnails, the thumbnails aren't actually "thumbnails" of the picture its representing. Instead its the picture of the standard picture icon inside of a box. Rephrasing, the thumnails don't show pictures, they show the standard picture icon.

I don't know what happened, because they use to show pictures, and then it randomly stopped.

I use a dell laptop, with windows XP professional.

thanks.

oh and I should note that this problem only occurs with jpeg and gif pictures.
 

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Hi,
In windows explorer,all my nef files just show my photoshop icon in my picture folder.
I've tried the Nikon codec and every third party software you can think of fastpicture codec, ardfryer,etc etc.
I've also done the disk clean up and everything i can think of,i'v basically exhausted all
avenues,this forum is my last hope for a fix to this problem.
Here's a screenshot of the thumbnails.Even tried a system restore.

Answer:Nef files thumbnails will not show

Have you tried to install ViewNX 2.1.1 from Nikon Software?

Nef are normally native in windows 7 but you'll have to install Windows Live Gallery in order to set as a default viewer.

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Hello there,

I'm using Windows 7 just like you all. Ultimate edition, 64-bit. The system is running perfectly without any problems, but I got one issue after two weeks of using Win7.

The problem is that video preview thumbnails are not showing up. "Show thumbnails instead of icons" in view options is checked.

Take a look. On the left side is my HDV camcoder captured files, .mt2 format. But on the right side is my video folder, contains .mp4 and .wmv formats. As you can see .mp4 .wmv thumbnails are missing.



Maybe this is the place where I finally will got the solution.

Answer:Video thumbnails won't show up

Sorry but as I am not able to read the file extensions on the right hand image, they are too fuzzy, I am not in a position to help.
Perhaps if you produce a straightforward screenshot it might help. Also where did the files come from? Are they downloaded or from a camcorder or where?

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Hi,
I recently had a hard drive failure so installed a new hard drive. I have a Casper clone, so used that and all went well. Then I wanted to use a graphic in an e-mail and there were no thumbnails, just identifying info. I have tried what has been suggested and nothing seems to work. That first one about thumbnails is unchecked. Any suggestions?
Thanks.
P.

Answer:Thumbnails won't show in My Pictures

Check out the following tutorial as well as the thread that follows it for ideas on how to enable this feature and for some additional troubleshooting ideas if the tutorial itself doesn't do the trick: Thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I am using vista business 32bit. All my video files used to show the thumbnails. After my computer was formatted due to some problems. Now most of my video files with .avi extension do not show the thumbails.

I am using VLC media player. Thinking that problem could be with this media player, I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it. Still there are no thumbnails.

Please help me resolve this problem.

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Hi,

I'm using XP-home and i cant seem to figure out how to get the thumbnail display to work.
(display folder contents as thumbnails)

I have tried the settings in 'View' but no luck.
Haven't been using this machine long, maybe XP-home has special needs.
Had a good look through all the settings i can find, with no result.
Any help would be appreciated.

John
 

Answer:Solved: How do i get thumbnails to show ... ?

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How do I get thumbnails in windows explorer to show as they are taken? I.e. portrait shots to be in the right orientation instead of me having to tilt my head!thanks

Answer:How to get thumbnails to show as portrait?

Download and install PicaView32, an excellent program for viewing and manipulating all your pictures. You can rotate the thumbnails so they are the right way up, and view them Full Screen - and do much more.click here

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Hello, I have installed Adobe Reader and pdf files are being open automatically with it when I double click them. But how do I see thumbnails (with the first page of the pdf file) in the explorer? Thank you in advance.

Answer:How to show PDF thumbnails in Windows 8?

Hey mate,

See if this works out for ya: Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
*EDIT*
There is a better tutorial posted below

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Hi,
I have 3 pdf files on my desktop that were shown as thumbnails.
Now they have gone back to the standard pdf icon.
How can I restore the thumbnail view of the file?
Thanks.

Answer:Show thumbnails for PDF files?

First of all, welcome to Vista Forums!

Go to Control Panel --> Folder options --> Visualization --> uncheck Show always icons, never preview.

CyberZeus

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some things have been changed on my computer on now the photos do not show up on the thumbnails as they used to

Answer:how to get thumbnails to show photos

Have a look here mate.http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000284.htm

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On one of my computers Vista does not show thumbnails.
I tried all the usuals suspects like Folder Options, System Restore, remove db files etc,
nothing helps.
On my other computer it works fine. Comparing the settings between the computers
erverything is the same, absolut no difference.
The only thing I was able to find, was, in properties of the image,
it shows in detail the following data:
Dimension, Width, Height, Horizontal Resolution etc.
On the other computer there no data under Image in properties.

Any ideas out there ?
 

Answer:Vista does not show Thumbnails

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Hi,
Been a long time since I've been here.
I use gimp to design everything for my website. The only annoying thing is that the native .xcf files that gimp uses don't show thumbnails in either linux or windows. Does anyone know how to mod the shell to allow me to view these thumbnails? It would really come in handy, a lot of people want to know how to do it. Thanks
Fastboy42

Answer:Show Gimp .xcf Thumbnails

Eckhard M. J?ger - Gimp XCF Thumbnails in Gnome Nautilus
Just google it. It was actually a commonly typed phrase apparantly: "gimp thumbnails"
Cheers~!

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Hi, my computer (running Win XP SP 3 freshly installed) displays thumbnail images for mpg files, but not avi files. To be honest I've never had a windows xp computer that was able to display thumbnails for avi's, just mpgs and other files. I've searched and searched on the internet for a solution to the problem and the two solutions that I come up with don't work. I checked the registry key problem, and that's not it. Here's the export of the registry key that I have...
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

--------------------------------------------
that was one solution and the other was to unregister and register two dll files "regsvr32 shmedia.dll" and "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll"

That didn't work either. The files I'm referring to are encoded in xvid and I don't know if it's specific to that particular codec because I don't have any avi files that are encoded with another codec. I do have the latest xvid package though, straight from the developers so I don't think that's the problem. I don't want to install a codec package because they come with lots of codecs that I'll probably never use so it just seems like it'll waste space and slow my computer down, but if someone who is more knowledgeable that me thinks that I should try that then I will. Just let me know if I should uninstall ... Read more

Answer:Win XP doesn't show thumbnails for xvid avi's

Having varied codecs does not take up that much space at all, or
slow your pc down. They are nothing more than tools to allow you
to view/hear other media formats. Imo you cant have enough. I
use coles codecs,,Ive also used k-lite codec pack,,With either not
sure if you will be able to see thumbnails, I never pay much attention
to those...

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None of my images will show as thumbnails in their folders. Well actaully, i lie. All the jpgs that were put on my pc before a couple of weeks ago still show but new ones just show as a large icon. No matter what program i use to open them with they still wont show....Windows 2000

Answer:Images wont show as thumbnails...

I suppose that my answer is too easy, and I run XP, but in Winows Explorer click on the file that is showing the icons, then View and choose thumbnails.

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Thumbnail icons for any picture and video file won't appear at first until I change what to view them as, and when I do, the icons are blurry. It also won't let me use my personal image files to be set as my desktop wallpaper. Had this problem for a while, since I had to adjust my registry to fix a sound problem.

Answer:Thumbnails won't show and desktop background won't appear

Try this it might fix the Thumbnail problem.Go to Start-> Control Panel -> Folder OptionsUnder the General tab make sure the "Show preview and filters" is checked.Under the View tab make sure the "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked and the "Display file icon on thumbnails" is checked.Check out the link below for fixing the desktop background.http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107383-d...ent-change.html

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my Hp laptop wont even show my pictures unless i click on it. When i first got it, it worked amazing, only a few days after, i can't get it to show a thumbnail of the picture, i'ts just a white piece of paper with the corner folded, and i'm not sure how to fix that, i've tried everything i can think of, but nothings working. would you be able to tell me how to fix this? Thank You!

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please help me.......

my problem is......my browsers.....be it mozilla,,,opera,,,,IE.....or any other browser.....it is not showing pictures uploaded on forums or any screenshots uploaded on a page.......even in the place of attached thumbnails...i have to take the cursor till it changes to hand symbol & then I click it ,....so it opens in a new page....like this now I am opening attached thumbnails....

But in some of the pages the uploaded pics are properly displayed but in some of the sites...particularly forums...no images are displayed..........

Can u please help me guys...........
 

Answer:browser doesn't show thumbnails

Firefox:
1. Click on Tools, go to Options.
2. Click on the Content tab.
3. Make sure Load Images Automatically is checked.
 

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Hi guys, my name is sou and I need your help so much T__T *very desperate* my computer has been acting weird lately, the thumbnails in my documents/drives/anything inside computer cannot show up and I cannot open the files using windows picture and fax viewer. <- like this.do you have any idea whats gotten into my computer? a help is very appreciated 8D *gives cookie*

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hi~
my computer has a problem with showing certain items. i'm not sure whether it's javascripts or flash. one example is google videos' homepage. here's a snapshot.

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/5898/untitledot3.png

i can watch the embedded videos just fine, but as you can see some of the thumbnails of the videos don't show up.

help

EDIT: oh, and i'm using Firefox 2.0. i had the same problem when i was using the previous version of firefox~ i also tried IE and Opra and non of them worked~

Answer:javascript/flash thumbnails don't show up~

Could be your connection. If you're on a slow connection, sometimes the graphics will time out.

Another option would be to update your Flash, Shockwave, whatever.

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Hello.

When taskbar is set to anything other then "always combine", it hides titles on preview thumbnails. So now in order to understand which thumbnail belong to what window, we have to shift our eyes from thumbnail to taskbar and search for slightly "highlighted" item, and prey that it's large enough to be able see what it says on it.

Is there a way remove this nonsense and always show titles on thumbnails?

Thank you.

Answer:Always show titles on taskbar thumbnails?

Hello vanowm,

If it may help for now until you get a solution, you could use the method in the tutorial below to increase the size of the taskbar thumbnails to be able to see them better to ID.

Change Size of Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10

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Is there is a way to do this.
Before when I was on Windows XP,I was using a program called VisualTaskTips which had an option to display a preview of the window like here in Win7 and I had an option to choose how fast to see the preview once I point over the taskbar button(for the window).
The preview was set to be displayed instantly(it really was instantly)and when I move the mouse to another button in the taskbar,I had a preview of the next window instantly.

Currently on Win7 there is a delay before showing the window(I fix that with some guide from here...don't remember the link),delay before showing the next window when I move the mouse and kinda long delay before closing the preview window.

Answer:Show taskbar thumbnails as fast as possible?

How to Adjust Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time in Windows 7 - AskVG

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I have Windows 2000 pro. I use Vueprint pro as my default viewer for pictures. I have had this same setup on my previous computer and believe there my be a setting or something wrong because none of my thumbnails will preview as before when you are viewing a folder as thumbnails.
My other 2000 computers do not have this problem. only my new toshiba laptop is the oddball.

Also, the pictures no longer display to the left when I have the folder set as a webpage to preveiw in the left column.

Any Ideas? I have already uninstalled vueprint and have change associations several times to imaging or microsoft photo. None of these have helped. I prefer to use vueprint and am not really sure this is due to a program since it affects all folder previewing.
 

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in thumbnail viewing mode (for any file type whatsoever) file names are blank in xp, they have no names - only if i switched to title, icons, list or details mode, a file's name will reappear. renaming when in thumbnail view mode is also impossible. any ideas on how to fix this? thanks

Answer:thumbnails no longer show their names in xp?

Press & hold down the Shift key BEFORE you enter any folder with Thumbnail view. It should be back to normal. G

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I for some reason am not able to get a thumbnail view of any of my .cbr & .cbz files anymore. I had to reinstall Windows 7 a few days ago and now no thumbnails show for my comicbook files. Pdf's show fine once I locate them with Adobe Pro. And usually when I locate them with a certain comicbook reader program they show up as thumbnails even when viewing in windows explorer. But not now. ANyone know how to make cbr and cbz files show thumbnails in windows explorer?

Answer:How to make cbr and cbz files show thumbnails?

Do you have many comic books? If not, changing the extensions to rar, then extracting the cover file and naming that file the same as the comic book name will handle it. If you have extensive collections of comics, then you're probably out of luck because this is an on-going issue with comic readers. Many developers are working on this issue and I am myself waiting for them to release updates that would show the cover thumbnail...no fix yet as far as I'm aware of, although this is a low priority thing for me so I've not checked on it lately.

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They used to. Now all that appears when View is set to "thumbnails" is the Adobe PDF icon.

I used both Jaws PDF Creator and Acrobat 6 to create the PDFs, still no thumbnails appear in Windows Explorer, or in PowerDesk.

What might be the problem?
 

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On the picture page of my website, the corresponding full size picture always came up when one clicked on any of the thumbnails. All of a sudden this has ceased to function. If I click on the thumbnail, up comes a page stating that the page cannot be found. Any ideas how to correct this problem?

Answer:Can't get thumbnails to show full size pictures!

Did you change anything just before it ceased to function?

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Hi all.

My files and folders keep appearing as 'tiles' in the window. I want them all to appear as thumbnails.

In Control Panel, Folder Options - View - Folder Views - "Apply to all folders" is greyed out.

Every time I manually click on the Thumbnails option when I open My Documents or My Pictures from an application, next time it again opens as Tiles.

I'd appreciate any help with this.

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hi there, and Happy Holidays

Until very recently, the thumbnails feature worked well, and all of a sudden it doesn't anymore.
I selected task bar properties, but the option to Show windows previews (thumbnails)' is greyed out.

May I kindly ask how to fix this issue?

thanks, cheers
peter g

Answer:Show windows previews (thumbnails) in Vista

Do your other programs (such as IE or Firefox) have a transparent title bar (where the minimize, maximize, and close buttons are) when not maximized? If not, and its just a light blue, then you probably don't have Windows Aero running. Windows Aero is the "Eye Candy" for Vista, some older programs need this disabled to run properly. For instructions on how to enable Aero, try these:

http://www.petri.co.il/enable_window...o_graphics.htm

If you are unable to do this let me know

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64.

In the MUSIC folder I have 1 folder for each artist. In each Artist folder I have 1 folder for each Album. And in each Album folder I have all the songs, with the cover art embedded in them, in every single .mp3 I have.

In folder options I've set folders to show thumbnails, not icon. So, each Album folder's icon is the album art of the .mp3 files it has inside. BUT in the MUSIC folder, all the Artist folders don't show the album arts they have inside. Their icon is not a folder's icon neither, it's like thumbnails of folders:
And I'd like them to show the thumbnails of the albums they have inside. Well, the maximum amount of images that a folder icon can show is 2, so if I have more than 1 album in an Artist folder, then the icon should be 2 random thumbnails (of 2 albums).

An example here:

I put a song (with embedded cover art) in the desktop. The archive's icon is the cover art.

Now I create a NEW FOLDER (the icon is a default folder icon) called "Album". I put there the .mp3 file. Now, the "Album" folder's icon is the cover art of the .mp3 file.

Then I create ANOTHER new folder called "Artist" (default folder icon), and I put there the "Album" folder. And here, the "Artist" folder's icon is NOT the cover art, but the icon of the image above, and I want it to show the cover art.

Notice that all album's folders have only .mp3 files, not hidden images like "folder.jpg" or anyth... Read more

Answer:Folder icon don't show thumbnails/images

Hi there?

How can I do this, that a "Mother" folder's icon shows cover arts embedded in the "Son" folder's icon?

-Folder A (rare folder's icon, image in the first post) contains:
--Folder B (folder's icon is the cover art of the files it has) contains:
---mp3 files with embedded cover art

I want A folder's icon to be the same as B's.

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if i open my pictures folder.....pics wont show! i changed it to view thumbnails but nothing? any body got a clue?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Cant get thumbnails to show windows vista

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For some unknown reason my XP all of a sudden decided to stop showing thumbnails in myPictures and when I click on Slide Show all I get is a polite "ping". I have tried re-setting folder views and everything else I could think of but I still have icons instead of thumbnails of my pictures and it will not show a slide show.

If I had hair I would be tearing it out. Any help out there

Glenn
 

Answer:[Resolved] Lost Thumbnails & Slide Show in myPictures

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Hello BC,

{Running Vista Home Basic 32 bit SP1}

I have a really irritating issue. I had a trojan back in AUgust and after removing it completely, my background pic stopped showing up. But it turns out the trojan wasn't completely removed. So after getting rid of it 100% for sure, only certain pics will show up as a background. My jpg pic of Gym Class Heroes wont show up but my jpg of Marilyn Monroe will. Also, thumbnails of pics wont show up in folders. On my desktop they will though. After a bit of searching, I found that lots of people have had a similar problem. Help me!

*New development*
I was trying to show my issue to someone and tried changing my background to Gym Class from Marilyn and back again... Marilyn wont show up now either!

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Hello BC,

{Running Vista Home Basic 32 bit SP1}

I have a really irritating issue. I had a trojan back in AUgust and after removing it completely, my background pic stopped showing up. But it turns out the trojan wasn't completely removed. So after getting rid of it 100% for sure, only certain pics will show up as a background. My jpg pic of Gym Class Heroes wont show up but my jpg of Marilyn Monroe will. Also, thumbnails of pics wont show up in folders. On my desktop they will though. After a bit of searching, I found that lots of people have had a similar problem. Help me!

*New development*
I was trying to show my issue to someone and tried changing my background to Gym Class from Marilyn and back again... Marilyn wont show up now either!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 700 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610475 MB, Free - 489520 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3A78-EM
Antivirus: None

PC slowed to a crawl so I suspected malware/virus. I used Spybot S&D which didn't help. Found and used Malwarebytes and CCleaner which did seem to work. I realized though, my .jpegs on the desktop wouldn't open but others in My Docs did. Now it seems all .jpg and .pdf files don't open. I can still see thumbnails which leads me to believe there is still something there - encryption maybe? Anyways I realize I may have already gone too far without guidance, please help. Thanks in advance, Jim.
 

Answer:.jgpg Thumbnails show but won't open after malware removal

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Hi all, hope you can help. Ok, in Windows 7, when changing the desktop pic, you could see thumbnails of the pics you wanted to select. I have fixed this in windows 10, all well and good, BUT, I now have thumbnails of pics on my desktop that previusly were just icons. I'd rather have just icons on my destop not thumbs. So, is it possible to have different views for diffeent parts of the computer - ala Windows 7? Or is my choice, ALL icons / ALL thumbnails?

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Hi all, hope you can help. Ok, in Windows 7, when changing the desktop pic, you could see thumbnails of the pics you wanted to select. I have fixed this in windows 10, all well and good, BUT, I now have thumbnails of pics on my desktop that previously were just icons. I'd rather have just icons on my destop not thumbs. So, is it possible to have different views for diffeent parts of the computer - ala Windows 7? Or is my choice, ALL icons / ALL thumbnails?
I should add that I've tried tailoring the folders differently. ie - Desktop customised to 'general' and my pictures folder customised to 'pictures'. Still, despite this, pics are still showing as thumbnails on the desktop.

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Hi all, hope you can help. Ok, in Windows 7, when changing the desktop pic, you could see thumbnails of the pics you wanted to select. I have fixed this in windows 10, all well and good, BUT, I now have thumbnails of pics on my desktop that previusly were just icons. I'd rather have just icons on my destop not thumbs. So, is it possible to have different views for diffeent parts of the computer - ala Windows 7? Or is my choice, ALL icons / ALL thumbnails?

Answer:Icons and thumbnails

Any assistance at all? I should add that I've tried tailoring the folders differently. ie - Desktop customised to 'general' and my pictures folder customised to 'pictures'. Still, despite this, pics are still showing as thumbnails on the desktop.

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My Desktop Windows 7 always show "Windows is Loading file" then eventually it will show "input not supported"
When I turned on my PC it will automatically redirected to "windows is loading file" after that the monitor will show "input not supported"
I tried pressing F8 to go to advanced boot options but it will not show up it'll just keep redirecting you to "Windows loading file"
I hope someone can help me ;;

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As a preamble, everything is working fine, and the volume/partition in question is unimportant so it's ok if I lose the data (I'm gonna format it anyway). No external drives are connected, so only the HDD and the internal DVD drive (no disk in it) are in play.

On my 1TB internal HDD, Disk Management and diskpart disagree about a volume and/or partition (I'm not sure if it is "actually" both a volume and a partition or just a partition). DM identifies (in the list of volumes) a 181GB Healthy Primary Partition. diskpart does not see this "volume" at all, but it does see it at as a partition. Twice. One is 181GB logical, one is 189GB extended, neither is primary.

Here is a screenshot of DM showing 5 volumes. In the order shown they are: Windows reserved, MS Office Click to Run (I think?), OEM recovery, the "mystery volume or partition" (red dot), and Windows C:\.

Here is what diskpart has to say about it:


Code:
DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 719 GB 101 MB
Partition 0 Extended 189 GB 719 GB
Partition 5 Logical 181 GB 719 GB
Partition 4 Logical 8137 MB 900 GB
Partition 3 Recovery 22 GB 908 GB

DISKPART> select partition 0

Partition 0 is now the selected partition.

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Answer:dispart and Disk Management show inconsistent partition types

Chorizo mate that is one heck of a post and I just want to know what you want to do with those last three partitions - just what is on them?

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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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And one other thing, some photos print blank when this happens. On two different printers. I'll get to that later, looked this up on google and it pointed me here but the thread it pointed two is over 475 days old. And I'm a big rare fan of Vista, but had to reinstall awhile back because of an update (Microsoft Sent me a 2 disc copy replacement SP2, not sure why they included the 64 bit version but oh well.)
I tend to hibernate my computer at night but eventually my thumbnails go missing and so do my icons eventually.... not showing the thumbnails. Little adult in nature.
Usually my best bet is to do a control alt delete and shut down explorer and start a new task and another explorer. But this is getting annoying. Attaching a couple of examples.

Usually when this happens when I print a photo of say a celeb pic, it prints blank. Both on the Canon MP530 with ink and the Olympus P-10 via a thermal print (which isn't cool when both turn up blank. 100 prints for $40 isn't cheap. Any ideas? I've been running Windows Vista Biz since May 2007 and up till about a month ago this started happening (about 2 months after reinstalling.)

Answer:Dissapearing Icons and Thumbnails

Since this happened a couple of months after you did a re-install. I would do another re-install with all applicable updates. That would eliminate half of a the possible problems.
Regards,
Gil777t

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The Problem(s):
My computer recently lost the ability to display both the "file type icons" (showing AVI, FLV, MKV, etc.) in the icon view and "thumbnails" in the thumbnail view of all my video files located on my hard drive (C drive). Additionally (and separately), the video files located on my external hard drive WILL display the "Thumbnail" without a problem BUT WILL NOT display the icon as it once did either. Instead it displays a blank generic system icon for all my video files, no matter the "view". This is what it looks like:

The Icon Itself (showing on my external and C drive):
The "Icon" File View (w/ file names redacted) (showing on my external and C drive):


The "Thumbnail" File View (w/ file names redacted) (showing on my C drive):
Here's what I would like to know:

1. How can I restore (or whatever) my computer's ability to display "File TYPE Icons" (such as AVI, FLV, MKV, etc) as it once did, preferably w/o having to perform an entire system restore?

2. How can I restore my computer's ability to display "Photo thumbnails" of each video when viewed in "Thumbnail View"?

3. And if I'm not PUSHING it by asking this, I'd also like to be able to "CHOOSE" the program my video files associate with in order to display "File Type Icons". For example I prefer "GOM Players" icon style when displaying my icons.

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Answer:HELP My Icons AND Thumbnails Have Disappeared!

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i have tried many things but nothing seems to work. My pictures in my pictures folder are shown as icons instead of thumbnails. i have made sure thumbnail in selected and everything, i suspect it maybe some sort of virus. PLZ HELP
 

Answer:My Pictures Are Icons Instead of Thumbnails!!

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