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Some thumbnails not showing up (same file type)

Question: Some thumbnails not showing up (same file type)

Some of the thumbnails aren't showing up windows explorer even though they are the same file type. There will be 12 episodes of a show in .AVI or .MKV, and only 9 will have thumbnails, the other 3 don't. I have the Haali Media Splitter on to show thumbnails and I installed the Windows Service Pack to to it too (not sure which one is actually working, if I had to guess I'd say it's Haali).

To enable the thumbnails on Haali Media Splitter I click it, the went: options → explorer integration → show thumbnails (yes) → thumbnails offset (10000)

Not sure what is wrong...can anyone help?

And this is a problem with pretty much all the file types, some thumbnails showing and some not when they're in the same folder and I got them from the same source (all the files in a folder are either AVI or MKV, but the problem happens with both)

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Preferred Solution: Some thumbnails not showing up (same file type)

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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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How do I search a directory for a file type, and have it only show files that aren't that file type.
For example, searching a directory for only .jpg, and have the search only show files that are not .jpg, such as .txt, .png, etc.

Answer:Searching by file type, showing files that are not that type?

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Hello Sir, I m using Windows 8.1 and i m getting one issue.. Video file Thumbnails not showing in My Laptop.. Check screenshot ::-
In This ScreenShot .avi and .mp4 File exist.. But not showing thumbnails.. Please help.. And here is My Thumbnails View Setting ::-
Please give me solution what to do now.. Please.. Hope You guyss Reply soon...


Answer:Video File Thumbnails Not Showing In Windows 8.1

hello ,And welcome to eightfourms in the directory folder you have posted the picture of ,go to view and try settinh to large icon, looks like you may have it set to details or list ect ect

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VLC is not showing thumbnails view of video files. My Video files are generally flv. I have not checked whether it is showing thumbnails for other type of video files or not.

Answer:VLC not showing thumbnails view of Video File

a piece of software called icaros can help. If specified in the settings it will take responsibility for thumbnail generation of various file types

Icaros 2.3.0 / 3.0.0 RC4 - Download

background info that led to my discovery is on this forum

Mpg files Windows 10

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VLC is not showing thumbnails view of video files. My Video files are generally flv. I have not checked whether it is showing thumbnails for other type of video files or not.

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

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

I truly Appreciate any help.

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

Answer:File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

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

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I've ran Disk Cleaner to delete the thumbnails.

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

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

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

Anything I haven't tried yet?


Answer:Video Files Not Showing Thumbnails in File Explorer

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

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Hello I have a question I was wondering why the file type of my files isnt showing up in the box. Instead it just stays blank. I play my media files with Windows media player. I click file > open > then when I get to my media folder I can normaly just pull down the bar for files of type and select audio file only. but I cant even do that now cause there is nothing listed but there are files on the screen. Even when I click a file normally it would show in file of type the file type of the file selected. But nothing is in the box its blank. What setting is there or what can it be?

Answer:File Type not showing up???

can u post a screen shot?

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Hello all,
This is my first post on the forum 
The problem is this:  I have been finding files all over my computer with type "deealster."  This seems like it could be some kind of malware, but I have not found anything referencing this anywhere!  Though it does look like people have had issues with something called "dealster" (one "e") before. 
Example:  In my Web/JSF project folder (Project>build>web>WEB-INF>classes) there is a file called "_netbeans_update_build" and another called, "_netbeans_update_resources" both of file type "deealster."
I also see a lot of these types in my glassfish folders.
Like I said, I could not find anything when I googled this, which is actually one of the reasons I believe this might be something malicious.
Anyone else have a clue?

Answer:File type "deealster" showing up

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hi all,

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

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

Is there any fix for this?


Answer:File type icons not showing in explorer

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Well i just got this computer a few days ago, i noticed that the compressed zip folder options in new> was missing, i looked it up and found a registry fix and it fixed it, but i still have one problem- .zip shows as an unknown file extension, i tried deleting the .zip config in the registry to restore to defaults and i've tried all the fixes out there and all got the same result, they just won't work! Any help please?

Edit: I do not want anyone telling me to download a 3rd party program like winzip or winrar etc. i just want to get this fixed extension showing as unknown file type?

Hi and welcome to TSF did you try this Restore the Windows XP native Zip file integration

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So, after I let a baby play with my keyboard, my desktop icons now display the file type and size of the icon. I've tried looking in the personalization options and googling for a fix but haven't had any luck thus far.

If any one could lead me to a fix or point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

Screenshot is attached.

Answer:Desktop Icons Showing File Type and Size

After clicking around, right clicking the desktop > View > and clicking either small, medium, or large icons, seem to set the icons back to normal.

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i am facing this annoying problem with my win7 sp1 x64 system

whenever i set my default browser to chrome 11 i cannot see the icons on saved web pages (web page complete)
see 1st scrshot

now when i set firefox4 as my default browser voila!! i can see the icons
2nd scrshot


This happened also to me and didn't find a solution, sorry.

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Hi All, would love some help with this - in theory - easy problem. It's just that I've tried all the solutions that my Google-Fu skills have turned up, and nothing seems to be working for me.
The issue is this: Essentially when I open a folder with photos in it, I only see jpg icons. I do not see the thumbnails of the photos.
Some weird things that are happening: When I change the view from large icons to medium icons, nothing special happens besides the icon images getting smaller. But when I change BACK from medium to large, I briefly see the correct thumbnails, and as I watch the icon image literally loads over the thumbnails one by one. Essentially I have to sit there and cry as I watch all my thumbnails disappear and turn into useless icons. If I try this a second time in the same folder, nothing special happens anymore. I simply see the icon image.
I've made sure that clicking "organize->folder and search options->view (tab)->Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.
I've made sure that clicking "start->control panel->system->advanced system settings->settings (under performance)->Show thumbnails instead of icons is CHECKED
I've run disk cleanup and cleaned up my thumbnail cache.
I've downloaded a "Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache.bat" file from a different forum and run that several times.
And yet, I still only see icons.
I will admit that the pictures I am trying to view are on an externa... Read more

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

Answer:thumbnails not showing

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

Thanks for your help.

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

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

Answer:Thumbnails not showing up

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

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any idea why i cannot see my thumbnail pics ?

Answer:thumbnails not showing

Hello Ward, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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

Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

Methods I have tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm having issues with Windows Areo most likely. I'm on Windows 10, and for some reason I lost the ability to have 2 preview taskbar thumbnails when I have 2 windows of the same type

However when only one is presented, it works as it should:

When I'm on windows explorer and I go to desktop, and click ANY map, it double opens the map in 2 new windows
Any help is highly appriciated

Answer:Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type

I get 2 thumbnails of the same type
Attachment 97070
Not sure why yours doesn't work

As for your 2nd question, maybe it's the mouse being sensitive?
EDIT: Not sure if I understand, what if you right click and "open in new window"?

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

Using Vista Home Premium

Answer:Solved: FLV Thumbnails not showing

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

I have tried cleaning the thumbnail cache.

Answer:Thumbnails partially showing.

See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

See if that helps.

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

Answer:attached thumbnails not showing up

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

Have you tried viewing the forum with another browser?

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

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Hi - I hope someone can help

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

I've googled this obviously and can see

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

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

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

Answer:PNG thumbnails not showing in Explorer

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

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

Answer:.PSD thumbnails not showing in explorer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Video thumbnails not showing

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

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

Thanks in advance.

Answer:.MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit

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

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

Answer:Photos app on wp8.1.1 not showing thumbnails

Here I made a video of it,but low quality.

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

Answer:Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

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

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Hey all

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

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

Answer:Video Thumbnails Not Showing

Do a Windows XP repair.

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Hey guys!

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

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

Answer:Video thumbnails not showing!?

Hello Sommarblond,

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

What file extension type is the for?

Hope this helps,

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Hi there chaps.

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

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

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



Answer:Not all photo thumbnails showing.

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

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

Using Vista Home Premium

Answer:[SOLVED] Flv thumbnails not showing
That will help you.

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

Answer:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".

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

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

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

i'm too lazy to make screenshots...but if what i said didn't make sense I found a link with some pictures

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

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

Answer:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

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

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

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

Answer:Windows thumbnails not showing

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

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After updating to Windows 10 i have noticed the thumbnails (icon) for PDF files disappears for many files.
Why its happening...?
Is there any issue related to graphics driver or everyone is facing this problem.

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Just within the past week or so, when viewing pics in windows explorer, only some of the thumbnails will show the image they are representing. Some won't. I tried rebuilding the library and doing Disk Cleanup to delete them so they'd rebuild; I've checked/unchecked the "show icons not thumbs" to see if that would kick it into showing it. Nothing has helped.
Also, maybe related, when opening up any Windows explorer window, the green bar at the top is very slow to load all the way to the right, sometimes never getting to the other side.

Windows Vista, sp2, Home Premium
quad core
64 bit

Answer:Solved: Some Thumbnails not showing images. Help!

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I'm running Windows 2000, and I want to be able to see JPEG images when I select "Thumbnails" under the View menu. Currently, the only images that display are Windows bit map images (BMP). I know it's possible to see JPEG windows as thumbnails under Windows 2000 because I used to have a different computer that ran 2000 and did display JPEGs. However, I got a new computer that doesn't. I'm assuming there is a way to tell Windows 2000 to display JPEG images in thumbnails, but I can't find any reference to thumbnail views in Windows help or on the Microsoft website.

Any suggestions, please?

Answer:Showing JPEG images in thumbnails

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

Answer:Solved: .MOD Video Thumbnails Not Showing

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Windows XP

I read somewhere that all you have to do to see thumbnails on the desktop is to right click on a clear area of the desktop -> View -> Thumbnails

But I don't have View when I right click on my desktop not even in grayed out, so how do I enable thumbnails on my desktop?

I do have thumbnails everywhere else and when I go to the desktop with Explore I get thumbnails there but not on my actual desktop. I set my folder options to custom view for all folders.

Thanks for helping out,

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I have recently noticed for some reason my photo's are not showing in the thumbnail view. I have them opening on a slide show with the image preview as normal if I wish to use this and this still works.It shows the icon on each thumbnail of the image preview but not the picture of the jpg photo in the thumbnail. I have looked at the properties of the thumbnail and it says open with image preview. What should it say so that I can see the thumbnail as a picture of the photo. This use to be okay but I do not know why it has stopped showing. I have windows ME god forbid but it used to be ok. The only software I have introduced is Norton Firewall which i have tried on and off.Someone suggested to download the latest media player 9 but this is not any help as it is still the same so can anyone help please.

Answer:thumbnails not showing picture only icon

Same problem - same solution - click here

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my image thumbnails are not showing images are opening but the preview thumbnail is not appearing instead an icon of picture previewer or microsoft picture manager are showing up.

Answer:Windows 7 image thumbnails not showing

hey i tried the method of advanced system settings ..uncheck thumbnails instead of icons and recheck it worked.........deo

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Hey guys

This time i need help from you, I've seen a lot of ppl having this issue, yestarday i made a clean install of Vista + SP1 and i was installing NERO and have a failure...after that if i go to a folder where .avis are i can't see previews as before....At first also happened with all movie formats, but i installed KLITE codeck pack and VISTA CODECK package now only avis not showing...

Any help I appreciate to avoid re installing again


Answer:Vista Ultimate 32 not showing .avi thumbnails...

There is a registry issue where sometimes the explorer cannot locate the thumbnails
and there for when browsing through the folder some files dont have a thumbnail but
a generic symbol for the type of folder it is, You can fix it by following the next procedure

1) Save the Registry Fix file as Registry.cmd
2) Then run the batch file with elevated administrator privileges.

And you should see an improvement,



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Hi, I was trying to save an image from the internet and my fingers slipped on a key. Since then every time the save-as box opens, where the files should show, it is just grey. I will attach a picture to show the issue. Could someone please assist me in getting back the thumbnails which should show where the grey bit is.


Answer:Save-as Dialog Box not showing any thumbnails

Usually you can simply hide or show the folders from the link at bottom left in Save As dialog:

In your case though I am not sure if this is the case because although your folders are hidden, the dialog in your screenshot is showing the Hide folders link when it should show Show folders.

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Hallo guys!

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

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

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

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


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Hi guys

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

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

What i did to solve on 32bits Vista is

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

Same thing i tried on vista 64 but no luck

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

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

Well hope someone can figured out this and can help me

Cheers to all

Answer:Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

any help ?


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

Answer:YouTube video thumbnails not showing.


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

or try the following T/shooting steps

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

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

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Problem fixed. Thread closed.
System restored.

At first, my Windows Explorer kept closing itself. I browsed around the web for a solution, and I found one at this thread:

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

Answer:Showing thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Try, if using XP -

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

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

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I had Windows Vista since last year and everything was fine. Yesterday, my icons/thumbnails on the internet disappeared and show a box with symbols. I can tell what the box says when I scroll over but how do I get the icons back. I restored the firewall to its default setting and the icons came back but now they're gone again. Please help.

Answer:icons/thumbnails stopped showing

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Dave,

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

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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I've just purchased a computer and have just put all of my files onto said computer using Windows 7. After doing so I have noticed that some of the images don't appear to have a thumbnail and are just a black image and when I go to click on the majority
of pictures I am met with the same black image. I can now no longer see my pictures which is really frustrating seeing as I have over 16,000 of them and really need a solution to this if anyone is available to help? Many Thanks

Answer:Images and thumbnails showing up as a being black

According to your description, it is seems like these pictures thumbnail weren't copied from original computer.
You can enable new system thumbnail for test:
Open Folder Options, then check Display file icon on thumbnails.
More information, see: remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact

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We've baenhaving the oddest problem and I've been all over the net looking for solutions.

My hubby is running Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit on an Emachines PC.

Intermittently picture thumbnails and program icons will suddenly stop showing up and will turn to only blank white icons. (Sometimes it affects a few files or the whole folder) You can see the thumbnails one minute, go out and back into the directory, and they are gone. Refreshing the folder view does not bring the thumbs back.

Going into other folders is fine and thumbnails show, but once it fails on a particular folder, it will continue to NOT show thumbs or icons for that folder until a restart is done. We have also tried to clean the thumbnails cache to no avail. This problem happens on all drives, flash drives, network drives, local drives, etc...)

There is one other bug that may be related. Sometimes his My Computer will not load. He can get to My Documents etc... but My Computer hangs forever until he restarts. It is an intermittent problem as well so hard to debug.

ANy ideas at all? I really appreciate it!

Answer:thumbnails & icons sometimes not showing and My Computer not loading

few questions:
what Antivirus are you using
how long has it been since the date of install of the OS
do you use any registry cleaner or similar of this sort
start with SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart upon finding violations and post back.

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The last few videos of my Watch History are not showing thumbnails at all. Instead, they are blank. I have tried the following. Rebooting the computer, shutting down the computer, clearing the history, clearing the cache, and refreshing YouTube. All of the things that I have done do not work. This never used to happen before until now.

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Hey all!!

On my desktop the album covers show up in my music directories when in thumbnail view, but on my laptop they do not.

Any ideas why?


Answer:Why are the album covers no longer showing on my thumbnails?

Well, after adding all my MP3s to WMP some show up and some don't. These are 90% albums that I ripped myself from my own CDs.


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I previously had a computer with Vista on it. I purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and installed MS Office 2010. I transferred all my files from my old computer to my new computer and now when I go to insert pictures into my website, the pictures are not showing up as thumbnails so I can view all at the same time. They just show that little icon.

I have went through a lot of the threads in response to this problem and have tried them all without any success. Could it be old settings that transferred over and are not compatible. Thank you to anyone that can help me.

Answer:Thumbnails not showing up. None of previous threads have helped!

Did you look here: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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For some reason the image icons aren't loading and I can't see the thumbnails

Here's a screenshot...


Answer:Solved: Image Icons/Thumbnails Not Showing

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Using Word 2003 or Publisher 2003 I can only see three clipart pics the rest have a wav. symbol and the word dglxasset...If I click insert a picture will insert (they aren't wave files) but you have to choose each one and insert it just to find out what it looks like- any ideas?thanks

Answer:Clip art Thumbnails not showing in Word/Publisher

I'm bumping this as I really need some help guys?

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Hello. The thumbnails in my music folder don't display correctly for some of my subfolders.

I've Googled this before and I haven't found any useful solutions. It seems most people just clear their thumbnail cache, but that only seems to work on the C: drive. My music folder is on a separate partition.

Anyway, this is the problem .... I have my music folder, and all subfolders, "optimized" for music. In an artist folder, the album folders will usually show the proper album artwork.

However, when I go up a level, the artist folder doesn't show the album thumbnails in it. In this picture, you can see Barenaked Ladies doesn't display properly--- but their neighbor, Band of Horses, displays just fine. It's this inconsistency that really confuses me.

Anyone have any ideas?

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I inadvertantly semi installed a photo editor prog off the Office Premium disk (i have now uninstalled it) this meant all my JPEG files then wanted the Office CD to open the file.

I have since put the file association back to normal (IE) but now the Thumbnails view is not working for JPEGS in the My Picture folder.
Bitmaps work but in the JPEG boxes I just get the JPEG file icon and not the actual thumbnail,

any ideas?

Answer:W2K stopped showing JPG thumbnails in MY Pictures folder.

go to view menu and select thumbnails.

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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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Hallo guys

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

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

If someone knows something please kindly reply!!

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


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

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

Answer:Thumbnails for Camcorder Video Files not showing

Hi brummyfan,

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

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

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so yeah, this problem just started few hours ago.. out of the blue, noticed my CPU was running at 100%, so i figured it was some weird script running from my browser, so i closed it, re-opened it, but didn't work. even rebooted system, and it came back, still at 100%. then i started noticing my thumbnails in folders weren't showing up, or loading. even my hardware drives are not showing up. you see the progress bar at the top loading, top of folders.. but nothing ever happens. no thumbnails, no drives. then i noticed all my Ram is being slowly gobbled up.. i have 6GB installed, but right now it's showing i have only 275mb free! what!? i really don't understand what's going on here.. i've rebooted a few times with no luck, and even restored my system to an earlier date, but still no luck.

hope someone has heard of this before, and maybe have some ideas! this is freaking me out! i was just going to do a whole system restore, but i can't backup or move any files to my ext hardidrive cus my drives aren't showing up! it's actually sporadic, but when a drive does show, i still can't move a file from main drive to the ext drive.. nothing happens.

Update: i've noticed in Task Mngr, that this thing called dllhost.exe and Com Surrogate are using a lot of the CPU.. i can end it and the CPU usage temporarily drops, and memory usage is lowered too, but both soon returns to 100%. not sure if this process has anything to do with anything, i don't even know what Com Surrogate does, but ... Read more

Answer:CPU @ 100%, Memory Used Up & Drives/Thumbnails not Showing Win7

Have you scanned with your Anti-virus program?

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So last night before I went to bed, I had 10130 as my build of W10. Worked great, no problems at all with it. Come down this morning and find that overnight I have been upgraded to 10162. As a result, no thumbnails will show. Not even folders in my main user folder.

I have tried checking and unchecking options, deleted the cache of thumbs, rebooted 3 times, checked the always show icons... box is not ticked. And nothing is working. Whilst not too much of a problem when it comes to videos and programs, when it comes to pictures the only way I can see thumbs in a folder is to go to a site where I can upload pics and use the box there to look at the thumbs.

Is there a fix that I am missing, or if this cannot be fixed how can I roll the update back to 10130 as I had no trouble with that. Cannot believe that MS are fixing one bug but then creating another in it's place. Attached screenshots for you to look at.

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Windows explorer on my system cannot display all the thumbnails my photo folder. When the pictures are copied to a newly created folder, all are initially shown. However when I access the folder later, a lot of the thumbnails are gone : only the default
icons are shown.
I have set folder options to Always show icons, never thumbnails.
I have even tried deleting the thumbnail cache and rebuilding the cache but to no avail.
Could anyone help me on this please?

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I am unable to preview image thumbnails when browsing folders on my 64bit vista machine.

This has been an issue from when I purchased the computer about 8months ago, then last month all of a sudden the thumbnails started showing (default opening programme was fireworks t the time), but I changed the default opening programme to Photoshop and now again the problem has re-occured.

In my folder options the 'Alway show icons, never thumbnails' is not ticked, and never has been.

The current default application for .jpegs is Windows Photo Viewer, having previously used Adobe Fireworks and Abode Photoshop at times, no mater what the default programme is I only ever see the default programme icon.

When I change between the views in my folders (Medium Icons, Large Icons, Extra-Large Icon) the actual .jpeg image flashes up as the folder loads and then flashes back to the programme icon.

Any ideas? I really need to get this solved as part of my job involves photography and I need to be able to view thumbnails fast in large folders of photos and open in a range of editing suites.

* I have compared all folder options to the 64bit Windows 7 Machine at work which is fine, all options look to be the same.

Answer:Issue showing image Thumbnails when browsing folders

Hi hollyw,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's a tutorial on how to do this in a variety of ways. Try them in the order presented as that's from the simplest to the most complex (even though I imagine you tried the first few already). Note the comment (and link to the procedure) near the top to set the default program to Windows Photo Gallery if none of the other options work (which you may or may not want to consider - or perhaps at least try to see if it works - let us know either way - and change it back if you don't want that as the default): Thumbnails in Windows Explorer.

If that doesn't work, try rebuilding the Icon Cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that helps.

If that doesn't work, you may want to clear the thumbnail cache (it won't delete anything but the cache and will rebuild itself when you open folders though it may take more time the first time you do so as it needs to do this first). Here's how: Thumbnail Cache.

I hope this helps. If not, post back with results of what you tried and we'll try some different options.

Good luck!

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I think this happened after I've set visual effects to "adjust for best performance" and set it back to custom and enabled all settings later on. Here are screenshots of settings i currently have set:
Desktop peek is working fine, but when I hover over window thumbnail, it doesn't show me the window.

Also if I have more than one windows from the same program opened, it doesn't show individual thumbnails:
Any idea what could be causing this?

Answer:Aero peek not working and multiple thumbnails not showing up

Fixed it by going to regedit and setting DisablePreviewWindow to 0 under Advanced and setting NumThumbnails under Taskband to higher value, both of the folders were in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

A Guy

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Hi everyone. I am having this problem with the My Music folder. I am using Windows XP Professional. Basically, whenever I select to view the folders as thumbnails, the title of the folder does not show up. This happened the other day. I think I hit some kind of key combination wrong or something and it caused it to do that. How do I fix it?

Answer:Solved: Problem With My Music Folder Showing Folders As Thumbnails

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So lately i found this nifty lil Twitter app that comes with Windows 10 But when i click a tweet with a vine retweet or such it gives me an error saying "Unsupported Video Type Invalid File Type" Has anyone been using the twitter app lately and are getting the same error?

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So lately i found this nifty lil Twitter app that comes with Windows 10 But when i click a tweet with a vine retweet or such it gives me an error saying "Unsupported Video Type Invalid File Type" Has anyone been using the twitter app lately and are getting the same error?

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Hello everyone

I would like to edit the file type descriptions of a number of file types on my computer. I mean the text that is written in the "File Type" column. For example, after installing Opera browser, all HTML and HTM files have the "File Type" of "Opera Web Document", but I would like to change the File Type for HTML files to "HTML file" and for HTM files to "HTM file".

In Windows 7 I used a utility called Default Programs Editor, but that utility doesn't quite work on Windows 10 anymore. I have some file types here that do not show up in the list of registered file types, which I want to change. For example, I have WSXZ files which are opened by a program called SDL, and the "File Type" according to Windows 10 is "SDL WSXZ Document", but I would like to change that to "WSXZ Forward Package File".

How can I do this? Is there an easy way to do it?


Answer:How to change "File type" (aka file type description) of files

Hi you could try Gunners File Type Editor. It appears to be able to do this, but I've not specifically tried.

You might wish to retry Default Programs Editor, but run it as admin.

Note that doing this might prove a waste of time in Win 10, as MS as you may know has introduced a new type of update which is very similar to reinstalling Windows (as in the TH2 10586 November update/upgrade.

Or you could use e.g. FileTypesMan (Nirsoft) and use that to open regedit at the right place as a convenience.

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I am trying to remove empty folders using Remove Empty Directories. I know of a few that are empty, and just ran a test to see if RED would detect they were empty. Well, to my surprise, I am finding that RED shows 1 (or more) file in these folders (a JPG at 0.00 MB), but it's not showing up in the folder. Is there any way I can have these show up in folders so I can search for all JPG's and delete them? Example:

I do have "Show hidden files, folders and drives" checked under folder options as well.

Answer:File not showing up in folder,but showing up in Remove Empty Directori


You could try running JPG Cleaner v2.6

I use this software on a regular basis. I'd suggest limiting it's use to only one problem folder on your machine as a test run.

Run the program with admin rights then from the GUI choose Add Folder then browse to your test folder. Additionally choose the option to delete Unknown Files and also untick the option to Create Backup Files.

Then choose Start and when the cleanup is completed there is an option to save a log file. Save the log file somewhere and have a look at it to view the results.

Additionally you could run the program again choosing the Delete Corrupt Files option.

If you're happy with the results - go ahead and add the other remaining folders or directories to be cleaned.

I've never encountered any problems using this software but as always before running any sort of cleaning product it's best to at least create a system restore point to fall back on and ideally have a system image backup handy.

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hi all i am having problem with Lenovo ThinkCenter 7484-AQA models. This model is using Intel core 2 duo  processor. it has preloaded OS XP SP3. I can find right processor model from BIOS or PROPERTIES of MY COMPUTER bt when i am using Remote Assistence to find computer information it is showing Inte pentium 3 xeon processor. which is very much confusing. can anyone help me to find the reason & what would be the solution to resolve this problem. thanxEmon

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I have a game in my pen drive that is splits second, my friend had given this pen drive to me, but windows explorer is showing that this drive is empty, i have checked it if it is hidden but still it's not showing after i had changed settings for hidden files, and i had checked the drive properties, it is showing that 3.07 GB free of 7.44 GB, please help me...

Answer:File folder is not showing in my pen drive, showing it is empty.


The problem could be because all the data that was present inside the pen drive now have become system files by the virus. This is the reason why they are not visible even with the option “Show Hidden files and folders”.
To remove the problem this is what you need to do.
1. Go to Folder Options -> View tab
2. Make sure that your Show Hidden files and folders option is enabled.
3. Uncheck the option that reads “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”

Now when you see your pen drive, you will find that your data is present there but in hidden form. There are 2 ways to unhide the data, either right click and uncheck the Hidden box or type in the following command in the command prompt
attrib filename –h –r –s
where filename is the complete location of the file.

Let me know if it solved your problem.

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

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

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

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

Answer:.tif file thumbnails in windows 7

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

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

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

Answer:Can't view .mov file thumbnails

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

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hey guys,

found this (finally) on the net:

None of the solutions helped, except this one:

In reply to Pinaki Mohanty's post on April 6, 2013

I tried this and it didn't work. But together with what I did next it probably helped.

Open up the folder with the pictures and click on the View tab
Next click on Options to the far right
Then Click on Change folder and search options
This opens up an options menu
Navigate to the view tab
uncheck the box that says Always show icons, never thumbnails
And Check the box that says Display file icon on thumbnails.

This should solve the problem. It worked for me.

Maybe this is in the tutorials here, do not know, but problem solved.


Answer:Thumbnails not showing (Extra Large Icons, Large, Medium....

In addition:

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I have recently bought a new mobile phone, made to specifications of Telstra here in Australia.

I have received photos from two different friends which are in the phone as "Multimedia message's"

The phone came with software (called Joinme, written by a local Melbourne company) for transferring photos to and from a PC, as well as backing up calendar, other message files etc.

As a beginner I have managed to transfer all Multimedia messages and Text messages from the phone to my PC, and appear on my PC with a file type '.sqm' (ie. for both the Multimedia and Text messages).

Windows cannot select a program to view the photos received as a Mulkimedia messages.

I rang the company who write the 'Joinme' and an unhelpful software support person told me to go and read their web site and anywhere the file type is a consequence of that used by the originating phones (my photos come from two different friends.

Can anyone help with a possible viewer for the '.sqm' files?

Answer:file type .sqm, viewing a file of this type

I dobut your gonna find a program to view them in Windows. SQM files are typically log files anyway. The program that makes them and your phone are you best if not only two ways to view them.

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g I have been having trouble suddenly with my computer. It types extra letters that I have not hit keys for. Sometimes it's ok and other times it get crazy. Right now it's working fine....last night it added letters to everything I typed. Have I turned asomething on or off that I shouldn't have. Mostly it seemed to be adding semi-colons and n's and f's and a couple other letters but can't remember what they were. Any ideas as to what is wrong? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Extra letters showing up that I didn't type.

Best try an external keyboard to see if that is the same. This would prove/disprove whether the actual keyboard was at fault.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Now before you get excited and hit reply to tell me what to do read this carefully and read it again if you have to.

1) I don't see a background image for any of my folder types on my system.

2) I already went into Advanced system settings to make sure it was checked, which it is, rebooted and nothing. Unchecked it, rebooted. Checked it, rebooted. Nothing.

3) I have done nothing to my system. I do not install 3rd party themes. I do not use any tweak programs to modify the appearance of anything.

So what's the deal? Why am I not seeing a background image for each folder type?

Let's review:

1) No background image for each folder type.

2) Already went into Advanced system settings to check the option there.

3) No 3rd party apps installed ever or tweaking done.

Ideas? Perhaps it's been removed in the lastest version of Vista?


I already went into Advanced system settings to check the option in case you didn't know.

Answer:Background Image for each folder type not showing.

Hello Pharaoh,

You might use the free program Vista Folder Background instead to accomplish this easier in Vista.

Hope this helps,

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So I edited the imageres.dll file and edited some icons however the icons don't show. The folder icons only show when the layout is set to large images, but if I set it to list or details or small icons the default icons show, why? look at the images below..

Answer:Icons not showing if I change layout type

Did you use a multilayer icon or a single layer icon? Put the icon that you used in a zip folder and post it here so I can look at them.

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I seem to be getting about 3 of these ICMP: Type:11 Code:0 showing in my firewall a SECOND. I have found out this and unreachable address that something is trying to call. But how do I find out what ?. Does anybody know of a TCP port sniffer ?
My firewall (look'n'stop) shows only Nod32,WLMessenger, CfosSpeed(network balancer), and maxthon showing as connected. I have a dual boot system and with the second system with the SAME 4 things connected there are NO ICMP: Type:11 Code:0 entries in the firewall.

Answer:ICMP: Type:11 Code:0 showing in firewall

A packet sniffer like Wireshark should give you information on ICMP packets but, so should your firewall logs, I'd think. Regardless, Wireshark should show you source and destination IP. In an ICMP packet with a type 11 and a code 0 means that the packet's time to live (TTL) exceeded in transit.

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