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Preview Bar Displaying WRONG Thumbnails in the File Explorer

Question: Preview Bar Displaying WRONG Thumbnails in the File Explorer

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

Here s an video so i can explain well.

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Answer: Preview Bar Displaying WRONG Thumbnails in the File Explorer

Have you tried flushing the Thumbnail cache?

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

Here s an video so i can explain well.

Answer:Preview Bar Displaying WRONG Thumbnails in the File Explorer

Have you tried flushing the Thumbnail cache?

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I have window 10 home.

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

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

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

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

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Hey Guys, this is an odd one.

I have a new Win10 machine which completely refuses to display thumbnails for PDF file types.

I have checked the view settings in explorer, and also the visual effects settings and it looks correct.

I have tried using Adobe Reader DC (which required a preferences setting to be changed to generate thumbnails) and also Foxit Reader (which doesn't) with no luck. Currently I have Foxit Reader installed.

PDF`s are currently visible in a preview pane, but PDF thumbnails simply wont show up! JPG thumbnails, however, generate just fine.

I did have this issue a while ago on an old machine, but the issue "went away" - I didn't take any deliberate actions to fix, so I`m at a loss to know whats going on here.

Any replies greatly appreciated.

Answer:Explorer not displaying PDF thumbnails, but will display JPEGs

Hi, does this help?
A quick and easy fix for pdf thumbnail problem ... |Adobe Community

Presumably this is the option you're referring to:
Enable thumbnail preview of PDFs in Windows Explorer

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I recently intalled NITRO pdf to my pc & I could no longer preview PDF thumbnails in my computer account. So I unintalled it but thr pdf files still says its "NITROpdf created". I also tried installing new Acrobat Reader but still the same. It previews when pc is open in another account. I don't know what the problem is & how to fix it because I even used the registry fixing tool for thumbnails preview but didn't work. HELP!

Answer:cannot preview PDF thumbnails in win explorer

Maria_thea, I'm not familiar with NITRO so this's just a SWAG. My guess is that when installed, it changed a setting (View, Associations, etc.)? Either reinstall it and see if it has an uninstaller you can run that knows where all the bodies are buried and can put things back (sorta doubt it) or look at the settings and change them back manually (most likely IMHO). Lots of apps are narcissistic and like to use only themselves.HTHEd in Texas

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Hi,

I find convenient to have the first page of a text or html file in a thumbnail preview, just as with images.
How I can get this under win10?

Some config parameters or addon???

Thanks

Answer:Win Explorer: how to have html or txt thumbnails preview, as with img?

Hello philart,

Setting to show preview handlers should allow you to see them in the preview pane.

Hide or Show Preview Handlers in Preview Pane in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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I've been doing a lot of tidying up of my file types and associations, and one of the things that I have done is to ensure that all my most used file types have meaningful and accurate "friendly names". So, instead Explorer referring to .wv files as "WV File" it now says "WavPack Audio File". I've done this for numerous file types and it has all worked well and is correctly displayed in Explorer.

However, I also use Windows Libraries, and for some reason it is still using generic file descriptions, or older ones that I chose myself and subsequently updated.

I have done the usual things of clearing the icon cache and all other cache and temp storage. I've also completely rebuilt the index of the Library in question. I have even removed all folders from that library and deleted the top level library itself (then, after a reboot, recreated it by selecting 'Restore Default Libraries'), but as soon as I add my folder to the Library, the same old file names show up again.

I have done a thorough search of my Registry and some of the terms being displayed by the Library are nowhere to be found in the Registry (because I have updated every possible instance of the file type name) so it must be cached somewhere, unless its buried in some indecipherable format in the Registry that doesn't show up in search results.

If I click an incorrectly named 'file types' group in the Library, and then choose 'Open Folder Location' to look at the same files direct... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Libraries" displaying wrong File Type names

This could have something to do with your user files. Are you the Administrator of this computer & do you only have one user account?.

Click on Computer & then click on your main OS drive which is normally C:\, then click Users, which should show your user name as one of the folders. Click on that & select your Documents files & see if the new names are listed there, if so you can create a New Library by clicking on Include in Library, from the menu at the top, & selecting Create New Library.

If all the Documents are correct as mentioned above you could copy all the Documents into the New library & then after checking everything is correct you can delete the old library.

If you have more that one user account, it's possible that all the changes are being made on one account & you are then trying to access them on another account, so you keep getting the old arrangement.

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Hi all,
I have searched solutions from internet regarding the subject problem and have tried below steps but image files still cannot preview the images, can everybody advise other solutions, many thanks.

unchecked "Always show icons, never thumbnails" under folder optionchecked "show thumbnails instead of icons under performance optionsupdated latest display card driver, uninstall any 3 parties imaging processing softwareclean thumbnail caches under disk clean up tool and I saw all cashes files are removed under
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorerinstalled MS camera codec
PC running Win7 Pro SP1 32-bit, 4G ram, HD 500G 40% free space.

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I keep hearing (MS?) people saying that if you move to win7 your only option to deal with any gripes you might have with it s way of doing things, is to just cope with them.

Well now, aint that some way to spoil your customers!

Heres what.

I ve got folders with images and I do a lot of sorting and moving around and when I used XP I could see little fancy tumbnail previews of the images inside the folder, ON the folder icon.

Windows 7 does this too but in an inept, I-need-to-be-different-for-differents-sake kinda way.

Now, why the heck would MS want to go changin stuff around that aint needin no changin around I wonder.

Then I wonder if theres somewhere I can change this around to a practical setting but soon realize theres no such setting anywhere.

... hence I ve arrived here.

Is there a hack/tool/whatever around someplace that will let me fix Windows Explorer tomake it useful to me once again?

Answer:Windows Explorer Folder Preview Thumbnails - XP style?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jangofett


I keep hearing (MS?) people saying that if you move to win7 your only option to deal with any gripes you might have with it s way of doing things, is to just cope with them.

Well now, aint that some way to spoil your customers!

Heres what.

I ve got folders with images and I do a lot of sorting and moving around and when I used XP I could see little fancy tumbnail previews of the images inside the folder, ON the folder icon.

Windows 7 does this too but in an inept, I-need-to-be-different-for-differents-sake kinda way.

Now, why the heck would MS want to go changin stuff around that aint needin no changin around I wonder.

Then I wonder if theres somewhere I can change this around to a practical setting but soon realize theres no such setting anywhere.

... hence I ve arrived here.

Is there a hack/tool/whatever around someplace that will let me fix Windows Explorer tomake it useful to me once again?


What's wrong with the way Windows 7 folders display their pictures?

I've actually found that it works pretty well when I have my thumbnails set somewhere between "Large Icons" and "Extra Large Icons":

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Hi,

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

Thank you.

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

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

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I have several MS Office files that are password-protected, but I notice that their contents is displayed in the Preview Pane. Is there any way to keep a particular file from being previewed? If not, can Preview Pane be totally and permanently disabled?

This seems like a no-brainer to me, but I am no techie. Thank you for any help.

Answer:Prevent a password-protected file from displaying in the Preview Pane

Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7

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I have a .net application that sends out an email with an appointment calendar (iCalendar) file (.ics) attached to the email. With in the .ics file it contains all of the details about the appointment.

Below is the syntax of the .ics file:
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:2.0
PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20030724T130000Z
DTEND:20030724T140000Z
SUMMARY:test meeting subject
LOCATION:Meeting Room 305a
DESCRIPTION:test meeting details
ORGANIZER;CN="User name":MAILTO:[email protected]
ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=NEEDS-ACTION;RSVP=TRUE;CN="Attendee username":MAILTO:[email protected]
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

As you can see in the meeting is scheduled for 07/24/2003 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

I am located in the (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) time zone and the .net application server is located in the (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) time zone. When I open the .ics file in Outlook or Lotus Notes it says the meeting starts on 7/24/2003 at 9:00 AM and ends at 10:00 AM. But that is not what I set up. It seems like outlook took the time and converted it to eastern time. I do not want this to happen. What ever day and time I set up in the .net application I want this to reflect in the .ics file. Basically I do not want Outlook or Lotus Notes to convert the time to the computers local time. I have tried to play around with the "DTSTART" and "DTEND" date to see if I could stop this f... Read more

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Thumbnails disappear in File Explorer, then Explorer freezes

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

2. As an interim measure, try using a different file manager.
Best Free File Manager | Gizmo's Freeware
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3. If (1) is not available to you:
Does this also happen
a. in Safe Mode
b. if you create a new user (for test purposes)
c. If you do a clean boot?

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

Thanks.

Answer:windows explorer: want file name not thumbnails

use details view?

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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Hi,
I know there are some threads about this. but I couldn't solve my problem using those. so I decided to make a new thread instead of bumping the old ones.
Well, Here is my problem:
recently I installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my PC. it was nothing wrong with it till I installed Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 (v. 10.1.0.867) & did a reboot.
Now non of my files including picture, audio & video files show thumbnails or even tags (ex mp3 files).
I've tried the solutions stated about turning thumbnails on & off with no luck. in my folder options the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.

Has anybody faced the problem?? Is the issue from Kaspersky?? Are there any workarounds??

I truly Appreciate any help.

PS. I also have some difficulties pinning folders to windows explorer taskbar icon since then.

Answer:File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

How about trying to do a system restore?
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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After progressively getting worse, Windows Explorer now displays as seen in the screen shot (no icons are displaying). At first I thought it was taking time to build the icons, but it never does. the loading bar stays loading at 90%. The first few times it happened, I thought I was in a folder with a lot of previews to build in it. Okay. But then it never built the previews. Then for a while, it would load previews for a few minutes after the computer restarted, and then stop displaying those previews. Now it's immediate. I have no icons displaying. Well, in some folders it decides to show the generic icon for the file type (i.e. generic picture icon for png files) instead of building previews. And other times I have a folder mixed with files that display a preview and files of the same type that display either no icon or the generic file type icon.

Even the list view does not display file type icons, and changing the icon size doesn't matter.

What could this be?

(I already deleted the "IconCache.db". It did nothing.)

Answer:Preview Icons Not Displaying, Sometimes No Icons Display in Explorer

Welcome to the forums
What is the amount of RAM in your machine ? Are the working properly ? For testing , follow the tutorial RAM - Test with Memtest86+ .

If RAM is working properly, Icon Cache - Rebuild may be tried , but dont expect anything positive. Make it sure that you have turned on the thumbnail preview (Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable).

If still not working, you should opt for a Repair Install .

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

Thanks for any help

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

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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I've ran Disk Cleaner to delete the thumbnails.

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

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

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

Anything I haven't tried yet?

TIA

Answer:Video Files Not Showing Thumbnails in File Explorer

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

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Hello, I was wondering about the possibility to increase the images thumbnail size on the details pane in file explorer, and to make the panel maller than allowed by default. Is it possible?
Thank you for your help

Answer:adjust file preview size on file explorer details pane

There seems to be a minimum size which is pre-defined, you cannot make it smaller. The preview and details pane size is set by the DetailsContainerSizer binary value in the Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer
I do not know of way to make the thumbnail larger in the details pane. It is larger in the preview pane.

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Some of the folders in "My Pictures" open with what I think is Windows Picture viewer - i.e. one enlarged photo and the rest as a series of thumbnails along the bottom. However other folders open as a straight series of thumbnails on the page - i.e. no viewer. I find this latter arrangement better for my purposes - so how do I get ALL the folders to open in this way? I'd appreciate any help! Thanks.

Answer:Displaying Thumbnails

Open a folder containing pictures. Right Click> the background.(In the drop down menu)Click> 'Customize This Folder'Click> The Tab 'Customize'(Under 'What kind of folder do you want')By clicking the little down arrow, to the right of the scroll bar. You'll see a list of options. Pick...'Photo Album (Best for fewer files)'If you have sub-folders (folders within folders) and you wish them to have the same format also?Check the box 'Also apply this template to all sub folders'Go to the bottom of the page and Click> 'Apply' then Click> 'Ok'

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Several weeks ago, all of the thumbnails on my laptop stopped appearing when I select THUMBNAILS. This is for all types of images (JPG/JPEG, GIF, BMP, etc.)

I use standard windows/microsoft programs to view images on the computer (i.e. no aftermarket products).

Can someone please help me out? This reall is a pain!

I am running a Dell Lattitude C640 on Windows 2000.

Thanks.

lennys26
 

Answer:Thumbnails not displaying

Try this
right click on any one thumbnail and choose REFRESH THUMBNAIL from the drop-down list.
or
right click on any thumbnail and choose OPEN WITH > WINDOWS PICTURE AND FAX VIEWER

Note there are some really great free photo editing programs out there, and playing with several to see the advantages is half the fun of pictures.
 

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New Laptop w/Win 10 displayed the file size correctly until this morning.

This morning, they all are KB.

It USES KB instead MB. I know they are MB size.

Example, right window where the files are listed under the SIZE col, all are 00,000 KB.
I know they are large so I went to PROPERTY lists correctly, 00,000 MB.

ANYONE?

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I've ripped several DVDs to MP4s. In Windows 10 - 64-bit file explorer, some of the icons for the MP4 files display as the movie poster and some of the icons appear as a snapshot of the 1st still (e.g. opening credits vs. movie poster). Is there a way to get all the MP4 icons to display as movie posters? Note: All movies play as expected.
Thanks for your help.

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Hi,
when I browse folders in WinXP, and select the Thumbnails option, nothing is turning up.
the files are there, but without the images.

Does anyone have any idea about this?

Thanks,
John

Answer:Thumbnails Not Displaying In Windows (?)

Moving this to the XP forum. ~ OB

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I'm not sure why the thumbnails for any file are no longer being displaying. I have not touched any of the settings.

I have tried both solutions here multiple times and restarted. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/thumbn...howing-windows

Answer:Thumbnails no longer displaying

Hello TheWings,

You might also see if resetting the thumbnail cache may help.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Bit of a strange issue here. Office 2007 was recently installed on a person's PC. When they go to insert clip art into a document it appears that it's only bringing up whatever is locally on the PC, even though it's checked off to access the clip art from office online. When I go into the clip art organizer it looks like it's doing the same thing whenever you search for something...but... If you change the view from Thumbnail to Details it displays the complete list of what you were searching for, including what you would find online. Changing back to Thumbnail view then allows you to see everything you searched for. Unfortunately there's no way to change views inside an Office document otherwise I'd just use that as a work around (I know clip art can be dragged from the organizer into the document).

The fact that this seems to be a display issue led me to believe it's more of a Windows problem rather than an Office one even though it just started happening after the Office install. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Office but that didn't solve the issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Good morning! New member, first post.

It seems the recovery partitions on my Dell 3847 desktop (Windows 8.1 x64) have begun to display when I open "This PC". This is new and has not happened before. Furthermore, the two partitions (WINRETOOLS & PBR Image) have been assigned drive letters. These two partitions show normally is disk management.

Is there anyway to prevent these partitions from displaying in "This PC"?

Thank you for any help provided.

Answer:File Explorer is Displaying Recovery Partitions with Drive

Reboot the PC and see if they -rehide themselves..

They are hidden in disk management - so another 3rd party program is causing them to show in file explorer

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When opening windows explorer , the File / View / Edit / Tools/ Help tab is not displaying for some reason.

Anyboady know why or how I can get it back?

Answer:[SOLVED] File / View / Edit not displaying in Explorer

Hi,

Please refer to this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963

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When I display a folder containing *.mpg video files and I switch to 'Details' view, file explorer crashes after a few moments. I've read online that this might be related to bad codecs on my machine. Is there a way to definitively test this or is there a trusted site where I can download an up-to-date set of comprehensive Codecs (with instructions on how to perform this Codec 'update')?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit and I use the VLC media player as my default program associated with video files.

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When I display a folder containing *.mpg video files and I switch to 'Details' view, file explorer crashes after a few moments. I've read online that this might be related to bad codecs on my machine. Is there a way to definitively test this or is there a trusted site where I can download an up-to-date set of comprehensive Codecs (with instructions on how to perform this Codec 'update')?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit and I use the VLC media player as my default program associated with video files.

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Browsing through my Excel files in File Explorer when I highlight a filename, I noticed that in the left pane, under details, there is a preview of the spreadsheet (I am using WinXP and Office XP). Well, sometimes there is a preview. About 40% don’t show a preview. There are two similar files saved on the same day. One shows the preview, the other does not. This preview is kind of a handy feature even if it is inconsistent. Does anyone know what is going on here?

Thanks
 

Answer:Excel FIle Preview in Explorer

Open a file that does NOT show a preview.
Hit File-Properties.

Is the "save preview picture" checkbox marked?

Warning: This can increase file size.
 

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Hello Everyone.

I normlly save web pages by using "save as" in explorer. I am looking for a software with preview pane where I can view the saved web pages without openning the explorer.

I purchased Clikview but mhtml files cannot be viewed with this software.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Operating system: XP Professional

Tks.
 

Answer:File viewer or explorer with preview

Try http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm which is a free Xplorer replacement - and is better in other ways as well.
 

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Im running two rigs with 2kpro on them, (a file server and a gaming rig) too many times for me to be happy with when i open a folder and double or single click a video file the little preview pops up on the left side, and crashes explorer, and takes down almost everything with it.

when the window closes it takes any file transfers, media player, and at times the desktop goes blank (black, then no icons, then the icons come back)

if i set the folders for icons only i dont have the problem, but thats not the answer

any ideas, sorry if this doest belong here but im just not sure where to post,

thanks
 

Answer:file preview crashes explorer

What sort of video file is it? XviD? DivX? etc etc etc

Explorer used to crash on me when I selected a XviD file, but after I reinstalled the XviD codec the problem stopped.
 

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I tried both options in this link for solution: Thumbnail Previews Not Showing in Windows 8 Explorer?

But i still cant see preview of the images.
What i see is this:


Sometimes i see no preview at all sometimes only part of the images they are bmp type.
What else can i do ?

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SEE:

For some reason all of my file names are now hidden in windows explorer, and for the life of me can't figure out why. They seemed to have dissappeared when I had a low hard disk issue (could have just been a coincidence) and my computer is spyware free. I tried restarting and the issue still exists. The same happens by clicking on "my documents" etc.

Usually a simple google search would be helpful but I can't seem to find anything on the issue.

EDIT:
>> if i change the "view" from thumbnails to icons / tiles / etc. the filenames re-appear, but in the thumbnail view they do not display. I tried the "rebuilding icons" option in tweakUI as well with no avail.

EDIT2:
>> when i went to upload my image to imageshack, when i clicked the "Browse" button to find a file, the thumbnail view works correctly in the dialog popup
 

Answer:strange problem: file names not displaying in windows explorer

hold down the shift key while changing folders
 

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After upgrading to 1607 all these strange problems occurred as you can see on the screenshots below.
Do you have any idea how to fix it?

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

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

Answer:Windows Explorer/file Properties Details not displaying tags

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

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can anyone help me in windows 7, I was able to to go into file explorer and would be able to see the document in the preview pane using PDF viewer Plus. Now I am unable to see anything. I cant seem to see any way to configure the file explorer to see any pdf files. Word files ok just seems to be the pdf files.
Any help would be great thanks

Answer:file explorer windows 10 pdf preview pane

Find any PDF file.
Right click on it.
Select 'Open with...'
Select 'Choose another app'
Select 'More apps'
Choose the app you like (PDF viewer Plus)
Check 'Always use this app to open .pdf files'
Click OK.

Hopefully Explorer can now find and open these files.

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When opening Excel files off our DFS while having Windows Explorer Preview Pane enabled our users will get the "open in read-only" notification about 60% of the time.  This forces them to open the file in read-only mode...or close out, cross
their fingers, and try opening again.
I applied the reg keys listed in this support article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942146, rebooted the Win7 Pro x64 test client, and we still get the File Lock notices when the preview pane is enabled.  Anybody else figure out a solid solution for this
issue besides disabling the preview pane?
Thanks,
D

Answer:Explorer Preview Pane causes File Lock

Thanks for the link Alex.  The client is Win7 SP1 and I've tried adding the OpLock registry keys and rebooting but no change.  At the moment we're not pushing out Office patches so I may run a full update for grins. 

I noticed one of the suggestions in the technet post you provided is to disable the preview pane - which is allowing the file open process to run as expected for us.  Luckily there are very few people that have explorer setup with preview
pane so there's only been one report so far.

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​Since updating to win 10 anniversary edition I cannot get a preview of Word documents in File Explorer - all other files show a preview. This is on a Sony Vaio all in one PC with Office 2010. The mystery is that I also have a Vaio laptop running the identical operating system and apps and this does have doc previews. I have tried repairing the Word app and have compared all the settings on each computer but nothing brings back doc previews on the all in one - get the message "this file cannot be previewed". I would like to uninstall / reinstall Office but I do not have a disk and cannot find an official download of the 2010 version for which I have the key. Microsoft support were polite but stumped.

Any suggestions welcome

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​Since updating to win 10 anniversary edition I cannot get a preview of Word documents in File Explorer - all other files show a preview. This is on a Sony Vaio all in one PC with Office 2010. The mystery is that I also have a Vaio laptop running the identical operating system and apps and this does have doc previews. I have tried repairing the Word app and have compared all the settings on each computer but nothing brings back doc previews on the all in one - get the message "this file cannot be previewed". I would like to uninstall / reinstall Office but I do not have a disk and cannot find an official download of the 2010 version for which I have the key. Microsoft support were polite but stumped.

Any suggestions welcome

Answer:No Word document preview in file explorer

SOLVED - uninstalled Office - reinstalled - now get previews in File Explorer







Gerry Atric said:

​Since updating to win 10 anniversary edition I cannot get a preview of Word documents in File Explorer - all other files show a preview. This is on a Sony Vaio all in one PC with Office 2010. The mystery is that I also have a Vaio laptop running the identical operating system and apps and this does have doc previews. I have tried repairing the Word app and have compared all the settings on each computer but nothing brings back doc previews on the all in one - get the message "this file cannot be previewed". I would like to uninstall / reinstall Office but I do not have a disk and cannot find an official download of the 2010 version for which I have the key. Microsoft support were polite but stumped.

Any suggestions welcome

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I have MPG/MPEG thumbnail preview support in file explorer on Windows 7. But on Windows 10 file explorer there is no thumbnail preview.

Can somebody tell me, is the thumbnail preview I am experiencing on Windows 7 native or did I install an application somewhere along the road to get this functionality?
Does this have anything to do with native DVD playback which is available in Windows 7 having been stripped out of Windows 10?

On to the solution, is this a known bug or something Microsoft is working on? Or is this now the responsibility of a 3rd party software installation?
 

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How to I turn on Thumbnail Preview for my JPEG 's in File Exploere?

Answer:How to turn on Thumbnail Preview in File Explorer

Once you go to your file that contains a collection of photos, just click on the top tab that says "VIEW" and then click on the medium icon, or large icon or extra large icon or what ever size you want. That should work.

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Some .psd files show image thumbnail and image preview in Windows Explorer (Win7 64-bit); other .psd files show icon thumbnail and no preview. Even within the same folder! What's up? I believe they used to all show images for both.

Please note that I have already done all that is necessary to get image thumbnails and previews, as most of my psd files show both! So please do not recommend apps and codecs which enable this..:-)... Something I have done inadvertantly with my Windows must now be registering something that was saved within the individual files (?)......I want to find out how two files which are both psd files can differ. Note that in both case (both types), the Thumbnail check box in the SaveAs dialogue window is checked and grayed out.

Thanks for any ideas!
Janet

Answer:Preview and Thumbnails

Hi Janet. You may try deleting thumbnail cache. After deleting thumbnail cache, if needed, refresh the folder, it is expected that the thumbnail previews will be back.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

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I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?
 

Answer:File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...
 

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Hello, the other morning I turned on my computer to find that none of the program icons were displaying on my desktop or taskbar, nor were file thumbnails displaying in file folders. Everything (programs on desktop and files) still had their names displayed so I am able to access them, but I can't see their icons which is incredibly annoying.
I've been searching around for solutions and even tried the Windows Club Thumbnail and Icon Cache Rebuilder but nothing seems to work. I think this is because I don't seem to have any icon database files. Moreover, I don't seem to have an Appdata folder under my account. Rather, there is a folder called "Default.migrated" in the Users folder next to my account folder. This folder has all the folders that, I'm given to understand, lead up to the folder which should have the icon database files in them, including AppData, but navigating to the end of this chain of folders yields an empty folder called "Windows".
If anyone has any insight as to why my icon database is screwed up or how to fix it, I welcome your suggestions. I should mention I am using Windows 10.
Thank You!

Answer:Problem Displaying Icons and Thumbnails in Windows 10

Try to do it manually: Rebuild Icon Cache, Clear Thumbnail cache in Windows 10

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I often unzip compressed folders sent to me by email containing several pdf files. When opened in file explorer the preview pane is blocked.

I have to right click and select properties, then click unblock button individually on each file if I want to preview them in the preview pane.

Does anyone know a way I can set an option either to not automatically block these files when transferred from compressed email attachment to the folder?

Or does anyone know a way I can use the parent directory and unblock all the files in all the subfolders at once?

Thanks in advance, I searched many hours and can't find the answer to this.

Tim

Answer:Unzipped files blocked from preview in file explorer?

As I understand it the Block option comes from a file having low integrity level (usual when dowloading from internet). It's part of the file permission system since Vista I think.

There are various utilities to modify those permissions, in your case the best bet is probably CHML, a little command-line app : chml: a tool to control Windows Integrity Levels

You can use it manually in a command prompt or make a .bat file to automatize, something like this should work :


Code:
D:
cd \PDF
for /r %%f in (*.*) do chml "%%f" -rl -b


This first line changes the current drive to D then the current working directory to \PDF, modify these lines as you see fit.
The last line removes integrity levels from all files in the folder (D:\PDF) and all its subfolders recursively (/r).
Copy the text in notepad then save as something.bat. Click on it to execute.

Note : I never noticed your problem when decompressing via 7-zip (7-Zip), maybe using that instead of the built-in windows zip might solve your problem...

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Have a new Windows 8 Pro setup. For some reason I do not get a preview of images in a folder just a generic thumbnail. Any thoughts?

Answer:File explorer no preview of image files or videos.

Hello BCW, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It looks like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have them enabled to see if that may help.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm a photographer who occasionally creates very large files for printing onto canvas. I recently sized and saved a TIF file in Photoshop CS2 for a 32" X 22" canvas print; it looks fine in Photoshop, I can open it in Photoshop after saving, but the thumbnail preview generated by Vista can't display the image..just a gray rectangle with a black bar on one side. The file is big..over 550 mb..is there a file size limit / threshold in vista for how big the original file can be when generating the thumbnail? Or maybe the thumbnail generated is too large and can't be displayed?
 

Answer:Vista Preview Thumbnails

coachjohn said:


I'm a photographer who occasionally creates very large files for printing onto canvas. I recently sized and saved a TIF file in Photoshop CS2 for a 32" X 22" canvas print; it looks fine in Photoshop, I can open it in Photoshop after saving, but the thumbnail preview generated by Vista can't display the image..just a gray rectangle with a black bar on one side. The file is big..over 550 mb..is there a file size limit / threshold in vista for how big the original file can be when generating the thumbnail? Or maybe the thumbnail generated is too large and can't be displayed?Click to expand...

Probably. I remember XP having a specific size (dimension-wise, I believe) after which it wouldn't generate a thumbnail for the image.
 

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A user at our company receives many .eps files. She would like to be able to view them as thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Right now, they only show up as the .eps icon and there is no preview when she looks at pictures in thumbnail view. User does have Adobe Photoshop CS installed so this is not the problem.

Is there a setting or a tweak that needs to be done to Windows XP to enable this ability?
 

Answer:How to preview .eps files as thumbnails?

For anyone who may encounter this problem in the future, technically, according to Adobe, there is no solution: In previous versions of Adobe Photoshop, a .dll called psicon.dll was installed to allow Adobe files to have functionality with browsing in Windows. With Adobe CS, this was discontinued. If a person upgraded to CS from an older version of Adobe, they will be able to browse as normal; a fresh install will not.

However, there is a work-around, but there is the risk of losing files in doing so, so it should only be attempted at your own risk.

Attached to this posting in a .zip file of the .dll that needs to be registered in the C:/Program Files/Adobe/Shell directory.

I did not try to apply this fix because my user could not afford to lose files, so I do not know how well it works.
 

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On taskbar preview thumbnails, usually you get to see the content inside the window. Sometimes, however, and I'm unsure of the situation that causes it, the thumbnail will not be there, but you end up with just a blank box with the program's icon inside. The way to fix this is to make active that particular window, and then the thumbnail will refresh itself. Is this normal behavior?

Thanks,
- Eli

Answer:Anyone ever get empty preview thumbnails?

I've seen it on rare occasions. Couldn't tell you why though.

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two questions.

1. Is there anyway to make the previews/aero peek work as intended?

This happens to me daily and is very annoying, it makes all the preview functions of aero useless. This usually happens after playing a full screen game or after computer goes to sleep etc.. I have already ticked "save taskbar thumbnail previews"

2. I doubt this is possible, but is there anyway to make the previews live when app is minimized?

Answer:not saving preview thumbnails

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hocuspocus


two questions.

1. Is there anyway to make the previews/aero peek work as intended?

This happens to me daily and is very annoying, it makes all the preview functions of aero useless. This usually happens after playing a full screen game or after computer goes to sleep etc.. I have already ticked "save taskbar thumbnail previews"

2. I doubt this is possible, but is there anyway to make the previews live when app is minimized?


Welcome

Right click on task bar and choose how you want windows shown. Ihave nothing checked and it works as expected.

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My Z400 Touch is running 64-bit Win 8.1 and the PDF thumbnail previews in Explorer were working fine.  Then I installed an older version of Nitro PDF Professional so I could edit PDF's and all was still good. Then when I uninstalled the trial version of Nitro PDF that came preinstalled, the thumbnail previews stopped working. I tried installing Adobe Reader XI but that did not fix things. Can anyone tell me how to fix this extremely annoying problem or where I can download the original trial version of Nitro PDF?  I'm ready to thow this POS WINDOWS 8 out the window... Thanks!

Answer:PDF Preview Thumbnails and Nitro - HELP!

Can anyone help with this? THX!

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Hello,

If you look at the attached picture, you see how a folder with pictures looks like when I open it. A few random thumbnails get loaded, but mostly they don?t.

I have tried running disk cleanup and deleted my thumbnail cache but it didn?t help. A few months ago I did however follow a guide which was supposed to stop windows from clearing the thumbnail cache automatically, so that one didn?t have to wait so long when opening a folder with lots of pictures. Could this be what is messing with the thumbs? I can?t remember what the guide made me change though.

Thanks for answers.

Answer:Thumbnails and preview messed up

Found the solution myself. For future reference:

go to user/xxx/appdata/local/microsoft/windows/ and right click on the folder "explorer". Go to the security tab, advanced and change permissions. Make sure that no delete/rewrite permissions are set to "deny".

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We have a user who receives many .eps files. She would like to view them as thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Currently, she does not see a thumbnail picture, but rather the .eps icon.

Suggestions? Tweaks?

Answer:How to preview .eps files as thumbnails?

Try right clicking in an open space and expand the "View" option, if it shows thumbnails in there click on it and you will hopefully achieve the result you want.

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HELP>>>

Running Vista Enterprise with service pack 1 and latest updates. All of a sudden I am no longer able to view thumbnails of my pictures within a folder even though I select small, medium or large. I can double click the thumbnail to view it. Thanks in advance

Answer:Unable to preview thumbnails

Actually just found the setting to fix this.. :-)

Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

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I would like to see more audio details in win10 file explorer preview pane, especially the channels and bitrate for movies in the *.mkv format. (I would like to see if they include DTS 5.1, languages, subtittles etc.)

Before the latest creators update, this information was shown in the preview pane (along other video-details). Now I can't get it back. Icaros doesn't seem to help in this case.

What can I do?

Answer:File explorer: How to show audio details in preview pane?

Try MediaTab (free)

etc

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Hi since installing a program "page plus x9" windows explorer will no longer preview .spp files
(photo plus picture file, which it did before, & dose on computers I have that don't have this program,Ive called the program co "Serif" they say the program has nothing to do w/ the problem ?? the present default program to open SPP files is photo plus. Ive tried recovering the comp. back to befor the x9 program was installed,w/no improvement
 

Answer:windows explorer 7 file preview pane won't show spp files

Do you also have Photo Plus installed?
If so you may need to reassociate the spp file type back to Photo Plus
 

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Okay, this is a question that I have since Vista and have never found much on the matter. I've see it on every Vista/7 machine I've ever seen so it much be normal.

So I think everyone knows the problem. The task bar live preview thumbnail will turn gray with an icon in the middle in an application hasn't received focus for a while. Once the application receives focus the live preview is refreshed and is a live preview once again. As though there is some limited graphics resource that tracks all of the previews or something, just my layman's attempt to describe what I think is going on.

So my question is is there some configuration or something that can be used to give the live previews more resources fix or alleviate this issue or am I just making shit up?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Why do live preview thumbnails gray out?

Not sure I have ever seen this, got a picture or something?
 

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Hi:
I have Windows XP Pro. About a week ago I received 2 Microsoft automatic updates. It was about Net frame SP1 and I also installed Internet Explorer 8. Yesterday I went to my Photos folder and all the Jpeg image files with the picture preview thumbnails used to identify the photos have all been replaced with the jpeg file type magnifying glass icon. Others have the Bitmap image type icon. I can no longer identify my photos with the thumbnails. Furthermore, when I open any of the current magnifying glass thumbnail, the photo appears in Internet Explorer. I don't like that. Before this, it used to open in Windows (I think). I opened another magnifying glass thumbnail and it looked like a bar code all scribbly. How do I get my Jpeg and Bitmap images back to the preview thumbnails like it used to be before I installed the updates? Or maybe it was something else that changed the settings? I tried to do a System Restore only to be disappointed by System Restore having been turned off with no restore date to choose.
 

Answer:No Preview thumbnails in photo folder

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thumbnail no longer shows a preview...so all my pics are Names and numbers only...
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!
cheers
OP
 

Answer:thumbnails no longer shows preview

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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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When I tried to back up my "My Pictures" directory on my Dell Dimension 3000 Win XP Pro machine, all of the create dates on the jpgs changed to the current date, thumbnails disappeared, no preview in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and jpg files will not open in Photoeditor or Paint. When I tried to copy, I tried to click and drag the entire "My Pictures" directory. I was prompted that some information may be lost, but I clicked yes to proceed. All of the jpg files still are listed in the directory with their original name and files sizes intact. The only change is the create date and the inability to view or open the files. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:jpgs won't open, no thumbnails and no preview

Copy the contents of the below Quote Box to Notepad. Then click File and then Save As. Change the Save as Type to All Files. Name the file fix.reg and then click save. (make sure you save it somewhere you can find it. Saving it to your Desktop may make that easy.) Then double-click on the fix.reg file on your desktop (or locate it with Windows Explorer and double click on it if not saved to the Desktop) and when it prompts to Add in to the registry, say yes.




Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpe]
"PerceivedType"="image"
@="jpegfile"
"Content Type"="image/jpeg"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpe\OpenWithProgids]
"jpegfile"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpe\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg]
"PerceivedType"="image"
@="jpegfile"
"Content Type"="image/jpeg"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg\jpegfile]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg\jpegfile\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg\OpenWithProgids]
"jpegfile"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg]
"PerceivedType"="image"
@="jpegfile"
"Content Type"="image/jpeg"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg\jpegfile]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg\jpegfile\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg\Open... Read more

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If you start up the Windows Photos app, it opens with a screen displaying all the photos in your user/pictures folder in thumbnail form which I find highly annoying. I want it to start with a blank screen. Is there a way to do this? I thought I might get it to clear up by pointing the folder it monitors to an empty folder and removing the user/pictures folder from settings but the thumbnails are still there...

Answer:How to stop Photos app from displaying thumbnails of my user/pictures folder?

Opening up the photos app shows all pictures in your monitored folders. If you have pictures there, they will be shown, and there's no way to hide them.
If you don't want any pictures there, just remove all folders from the Source list found under settings.
Also turn off showing pictures from OneDrive. Though I don't see the point of doing all of this.
If you've already done all of this and it still shows you pictures, then the thumbnails are probably cached somewhere, and I can't help you with that.

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Hi All - I am hoping that someone can help me solve this. In File Explorer the preview window box is checked and thumbnails box is checked, but I can only preview image files. Word or Pdf files do not show up. I did a factory setting reinstall of Windows 8.1. My word documents showed up in the preview window prior to the reinstall, but not my pdf files. I would really appreciate if someone can help sort this out as I use this feature frequently.

Windows 8.1 x 64bit
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU J2850 @ 2.41GHz (4 Cores)
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics - 24MB Free Video RAM, 32MB Total
physical memory 4GB
Cheers
 

Answer:Solved: Files dont show in preview window File explorer

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Hi there. At the beginning I have to say I know option "always show icons, never thumbnails" in folder options but it's not what I want to use because it doesn't solve my problem.

When I was using Windows 7 there was a tool which helps to disable preview of video files. Is it possible to do same in Windows 8? It's very annoying when icons view is set to average and preview is on. I'd like to disable preview of video files permanently. Is it possbile? In every size of icon I want default icon for this extension. In Windows 7 there was no problem to handle with this.

G.

Answer:Disable thumbnails preview of video files only

Did you tried the same tool in Windows8?

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Hello guys,

Sometimes somehow it does stay on, while I'm doing other things and my mouse isn't over it, so I'm wondering - maybe there is a way to make a live preview of thumbnails always on intentionally?

Answer:Live taskbar thumbnails preview when my mouse isn't over it

I have seen this behaviour sometimes when the system is working hard and CPU is at 100%. The preview pop-up stays on for quite a while after the mouse has moved on. I think it is normal and just reflects that there are many background tasks going on that delay the screen update process. I'm not aware of anyway to make them stay on.

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- Preview-Thumbnails in YouTube’s progress bar Disappeared !!!
 
Hi,
well, this small "tooltip" preview-video-frame which pops-up while hovering the mouse over a point in youtube's video progress bar, 
(which helps to quickly navigate to a desired position on video storyline), suddenly, DISAPPEARED!
In fact, didn't disappeared at all, but it shows as a small BLACK rectangle frame. No preview!
I can't think of anything I did to might have caused that. :\
(May be the recent update of flashplayer for Mozilla FF).
Is there some remedy/solution to it? 
Thanks a lot.
 

Answer:YouTube’s progress bar Preview-Thumbnails, Disappeared!

Does this occur using another browser?

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Hi and Happy Father's Day for all the dads!

here goes my question!

How do i enable back the window preview under the start menu properties window,
for some reason is disabled and i dont know how to enable it back.

Here is a screenshot.

Thank you for your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Window preview (thumbnails) disabled

In the Control Panel > Performance Information > Performance Options > Visual effects, evidently you have to have "desktop composition" (Aero) enabled for this. So if you have Vista Basic -- this will not be an option at all.
 

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Hello my video thumbnails wont update. It shows me the preview of the first video thumbnail but when i select another, the preview remains the same in the preview pane. I use the "List" view. help, i am a video editor who just pdated to windows 10

Answer:Video Thumbnails wont update in preview pane

I'm having the same problem. Does anyone have a solution?

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Hi, I need your help. Please guide me through this trouble. I searched the web but I could not find anything useful.

I need to have folder content preview disabled on my machine but I still need to have pictures as thumbnails instead of icons. What do I need to do?

Please note checking "Always show Icons, never thumbnails" wont help because it applies to Picture Files as well.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:How can I disable Folder Content Preview but not Pictures Thumbnails?

What for?

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My video thumbnails in preview pane wont update. It shows me the preview of the first video thumbnail but when i select another, the preview remains the same in the preview pane.
I was using windows 8.1 -- and didn't have this problem -- when I upgraded to Windows 10. I like everything about 10 so far EXCEPT this.
Someone in another forum recommended installing VLC media player and associating all video files with it. This worked for some users who were experiencing this issue, but it didn't work for me unfortunately.
Anyone else experiencing this, and if so, any suggestions?

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I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. After I play any full screen game (2d or 3d game), my thumbnails only have little icons instead of a complete picture. If I click on the icons the pictures are refreshed. Still annoying though.

When Working:


After a Game


Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks all!

Answer:Taskbar preview thumbnails gone after full screen game

First thought is that DWN shut down and didn't restart.

Before and after you game, will you hit start and search for services.msc and check on that?

~Lordbob

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My question is whether or not reinstalling Windows ME will solve my pictures problem, and will such a download of Windows ME include the Kodak program, Paint, and Image Preview associated with Windows ME???
BACKGROUND -- I recently did a few things that brought about a problem. I used Ultra WinCleaner 2002 which deleted many Registry entries, etc., and messed up McAfee Security which had to be reinstalled. I downloaded a PSP program but didn't complete the installation (the program was an upgrade to PSP 7.0, but I didn't have a PSP Program). After these two operations, I found that when I tried with pictures to SAVE AS .bmp the saved file was in an unknown format... thumnails and ImagePreview did not work. File Properties said the files were JPG , but the format was unknown to ImagePreview. Thinking the Kodak program that comes with Windows ME was messed up, I downloaded an Image Viewer called IrfanView and set extensions for all images to use IrfanView. IrfanView worked well , but the SAVE AS problem still existed. I cleared all the extentions from IrfanView and deleted IrfanView. Now the problem is worse and none of my pictures will open in ImagePreview at all, and I virtually can not save any pictures. Is reinstalling Windows ME a good solution and will it not delete documents, pictures, and applications?
 

Answer:Solved: Images won't Save right -- No thumbnails, No Image Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Only happens with a few video files, the thumbnails appear green and pink. The video plays fine however. Any idea what causes this? Is there a way to fix it?
 

Answer:What's wrong with my Thumbnails?

Do a disk cleanup and clear thumbnails and then go back to the folder to rebuild them.
 

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Question: Wrong thumbnails

Hey all...

WinXP pro... getting all weird on me. When I open up my computer, or use windows explorer to browse to the my pictures folder, and I have the window set to preview the pictures with icons, the icons are not the actual picture it represents. I double click the icon, and its a different picture. I cant figure it out. Ive used tweakui to rebuild icons, but that did nothing.
When I use my image viewer, acdsee, to browse the my pics folder, all the icon previews are correct... any ideas?

Happy New Year
 

Answer:Wrong thumbnails

Shouldn't you set it to preview with thumbnails instead?
 

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

The attached screenshot shows strange behaviour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recent apps (top left corner) list still functions as normal, yet selected "tabs" are invisible whilst taking up the same amount of screen space for its click function. (If I hover over the top left, and move my mouse out just a little, i can still click / right click as though it was still visible.) when there are multiple options, the unselected tabs still show an outline visible with a transparent midsection

I am unsure what might have knocked the colour out of the app switching thing (or whatever I might call it, a name for what I am looking has been aloof,) maybe a windows update, or my graphics. i tried rolling back my graphics to no avail. Perhaps it is some arbitrary setting.

Answer:Recent apps (top left corner) not displaying preview.

Hello 2Cryptic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sound like you are talking about the app Switcher. Once you move the pointer to the upper left hot corner to open Switcher, you should be able to move the pointer down a bit to reveal all apps in Switcher.

Here are some more methods as well.

Switcher - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have an issue where seemingly random Windows 7 x64 computers will not display Microsoft Office file properties/metadata.  The issue appears to be independent of the Office suite version.  We recently migrated to Office 2016 from Office 2007 and
Office 2000 prior to that.  Oddly, metadata is displayed for a small number of files, but for the majority of files that do have metadata it is not displayed and cannot be edited through Explorer.
The screen captures below were taken from two PC's.  The 'Title' metadata is highlighted yellow and 'Categories' in red.  The same set of files is displayed in each capture.  As you can see only a small subset of the metadata is displayed
in the second capture.


If you try to modify the metadata from the 'Details' pane on a PC that has the issue you get this:


I have searched for hours trying to find a solution for this.  I'm hoping someone knows what is going-on here.

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I would be grateful if anyone can help me out.After my Windows 8 Asus n56vj 750gb hard drive failed I replaced it with a 1tb hdd. After carrying out a system image restoration using EaseUs To-do the new hard drive shows in File Explorer as a 750gb capacity. How can I get the increased HDD capacity to register.

Answer:Replacement hard drive showing wrong capacity in File Explorer

This is normal after a cloning. The partition needs to be expanded. If you look in disk management is there a partition after your Windows C: partition? If there is then you will need to use a third party partition manager to first move the partition after C: and then expand C:. 
 
Partition Wizard can do the job. All steps are virtual and will not complete until Apply is clicked. This lets you back out of any steps if a mistake is made.
 
If there is no partition after C: you can expand it in Disk Management by right clicking C: and selecting Extend Volume.
 
Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?

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I would be grateful if anyone can help me out.After my Windows 8 Asus n56vj 750gb hard drive failed I replaced it with a 1tb hdd. After carrying out a system image restoration using EaseUs To-do the new hard drive shows in File Explorer as a 750gb capacity. How can I get the increased HDD capacity to register.

Answer:Replacement hard drive showing wrong capacity in File Explorer

This is normal after a cloning. The partition needs to be expanded. If you look in disk management is there a partition after your Windows C: partition? If there is then you will need to use a third party partition manager to first move the partition after C: and then expand C:. 
 
Partition Wizard can do the job. All steps are virtual and will not complete until Apply is clicked. This lets you back out of any steps if a mistake is made.
 
If there is no partition after C: you can expand it in Disk Management by right clicking C: and selecting Extend Volume.
 
Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?

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Within the past week when I click on an email in Outlook 2013 Inbox, instead of simply displaying a preview of the text within the preview panel, it now pops out the email in a new window.

How can I switch this behaviour off? And why did it start happening?

I have already tried ?File, Options, Mail, ?replies/forwards? untick open replies/forwards in new window.

However, I am not even trying to reply to the email. I simply click on it to read the preview.

Any advice appreciated.

Dave

Answer:Outlook 2013 email now pops out instead of displaying preview in panel

Are you sure your'e not accidentally double clicking on the new email to view it. On my Outlook 2013 if I double click an email it will open in a new window, but just a single click with open the reading panel & not a new window.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I have MS Office Student/Home Edition.

After a recent MS automatic update the color display on screen and in print preview suddenly stopped working in Word & Excel. It was working fine prior to the update.

I have googled and searched and cannot find anything to help.

I tried a repair from the install disk, checked my computer display settiings & verified that I am running the most up-to-date video drivers.

Has anyone else experienced this issue and is there a solution?

Thanks,

Tina

Answer:Color not displaying on screen or in print preview in Word or Excel

Hello Tina 265, welcome to Seven Forums.

A couple of things you could try - restore your system to a point before the problem update:
System Restore

or perhaps the information here will help:
Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

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I am using windows XP as my OS.

Recently my thumbnails have been displaying the wrong images. This seems to be across the board and affects all folders in each of my hard-drives. It first started out that when I opened a folder with blank/manila image and then closed it, it would then display a image of some random thumbnail from some other folder and then adopt that image as it's default thumbnail image. Now the folders just display wrong thumbnails regardless if they have been opened or not. I have tried thumbnails refresh, didn't work. I tried deleting the thumbnail.db for a folder, that didn't work either.

What solution is there to correct this? I have probably thousands of folders that display the wrong images in thumbnail view.
 

Answer:Solved: Thumbnails display wrong image

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This isn't about the big thumbnail picture but the little icon in the thumbnail which shows the shortcut picture or the norton 360 back up icon on the thumbnail of music files.

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I went from XP to W8 Pro. With XP, a pictures folder allowed the icons to represent a small version of the picture; the filmstrip option was a nice bonus.

With W8, the icon, no matter what size, has a generic look to it--same for all the pictures. I enable Preview Pane, and the same thing happens. No preview of the picture on the preview pane, just a much larger generic icon.

I see screen views on the web of it actually working, but I can't get it to. I am tired of looking.

Please help.

Answer:Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview

Hello romeroom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could use the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews to fix this.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I can preview files in the preview pane of file explorer, except images and videos.
How can I fix this ? I have tried the options with no success.
Best regards

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http://i.imgur.com/yYBVWMB.png?1

Thanks,
Stally

Answer:Windows displaying wrong CPU label.

What would you like the Icon to look like? If you are unsure of the specs of your computer,
Download and run Speccy. This will give you all the information about your computer. If you need help, in Speccy, go to File/Publish Snapshot, copy the link and paste it in your next post. You may be mistaken of what your specs are.

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Ok....My (at) key is showing " instead of the at sign, and the key next to it is displaying £ instead of the tic tac toe sign, anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:Keys displaying wrong characters

This happens generally after a drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Just go buy another keyboard
 

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