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Solved: Problem With My Music Folder Showing Folders As Thumbnails

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

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?

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A: Solved: Problem With My Music Folder Showing Folders As Thumbnails
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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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A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

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A: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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A:Problem with Thumbnails and Opening folders in new folders

This is the setting for opening folders in the same window.
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A:My Music Folder - Information Not Showing

Hi jyafink

. . . and Welcome to the Tech Support Forums.

Make sure the view in your "My Music" folder is set to "Tiles" or "Details". The info doesn't display for the Thumbnails, Icon, or List Views. [If you choose "Details" -- the info will display in columns to the far right, so you might have to scroll to view the info].

Let us know if that's not it.
Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:Music Library showing public folder as well?

underneath where it says music library (the title of the folder) it says 'includes 2 locations'. click that and then remove the public folder from there.
The public folder will still exist, it just wont be included in the music library.
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A:[SOLVED] Flv thumbnails not showing
That will help you.
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A:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".
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A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

Mp3 music files have tags that are kept inside the files themselves. The most common ones are Artist, Album, Track Title, Track Number, Release Year and Genre. When you put a file into the WMP library, the tags are read and stored, along with the file location.

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A:Vista folders pane showing 2 of every folder

Hello Howie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I believe it would be easier to create a new administrator account, then copy the contents of your old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new accoun'ts C:\Users\(user-name) folders. If everything checks out ok, then you can delete the old user account while logged on to the new one.

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A:Music folder suddenly splits into multiple artist folders

Well Jo, you've company here and I've not taken the effort to find the cause or improve on it.
I posted here so that I'll be notified if anyone comes up with a solution

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A:D/ drive Folder properties showing data but folders are empty

Welcome to the forum.
Maybe those files are hidden, Open windows explorer then select organize from there go to Folder and search options, in the view tab select show hidden files, folders and drives That will anveil the files.
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A:Random folder thumbnails problem

Try this:

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

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

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

That is called "ripping". Use the "Rip" button at the top (or in the menu, depending what your player skin looks like ).
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A:Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons

Hi, whenever you are about to make changes to your registry, back up beforehand. So you now know that and I'll show you an excellent way to rescue yourself in future.

First, do you have System Restore turned on (it's off by default in '10), and do you have any useful restore points?
Second, have you made a system image using Windows Backup and Restore or do you use disk imaging?

Either of those could let you restore your PC to a point before you made these changes- hopefully System Restore would protect enough to reverse your changes.

Please advise.

If you can't do that, and you are convinced there is a problem, then you may have two options, assuming you've not done some damage to the registry.

1. If you create a new user account for test purposes, do your folders look normal?

2. If not, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install.
I will provide the instructions if necessary when you have replied.

Please post back and advise on these points.

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A:[SOLVED] iTunes Music Folders


Don't know anything about iTunes but would a system restore sort it?
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A:problem with digital pmp, can't see music folders or MP3 files on device???????

What's the make and model of the mp3 player?

Do you know if the mp3 files have the proper tags for Artist, Album and Track Title?
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A:[SOLVED] Album cover art in my music folders

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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

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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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Welcome to Seven Forums xtroop.

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There is a registry issue where sometimes the explorer cannot locate the thumbnails
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A:Solved: Moving My Music folder


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Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please create a new user account/profile just as a test.
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for some reason my thumbnails for video's have completely stopped loading, it doesnt even try when i go into the folder it just sits there... what could be the problem? no viruses/spyware, im at a loss.

A:Solved: Thumbnails problem

Can you see the "thumbs.db" file in the folder? If not make sure "show hidden files" is enabled in Folder Options > View and temporarily UN check "hide protected operating system files"

Then delete the thumbs.db file. It will get recreated the next time you open the folder. Corrupt files can cause problems with the viewing or opening of folders that contain them.
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for some reason my music folder icon (little blue music note) just disappeared today while i was editing my media player library... any ideas how i can get it back?

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I would like to permanently change the columns in my music folder to add bit rate and length. I have many folders. I'd like to do it all at once if possible. All my music is on an external drive so I don't know if they will remain permanently when I remove drive but is this even possible?

This has bugged me for some time so nay help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi all,

Basically I'm wondering if there is some way to modify the order of the columns in newly created folders optimized for music. The default order is:
Name > # > Title > Contributing Artists > Album.

I'd prefer it if was:
# > Title > Name > Contributing Artists > Album

I know this can be done on an manual and therefore small scale, but I have a large music library and would like the files within the music folder automatically sorted by track number with that column preference. Like maybe if there was a way to apply the column preference to the My Music folder and all subfolders.

A:Solved: Windows 7 Music folder columns

Just click and hold the column name and drag it to where you want it.
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Is it possible to show folders as icons in Windows Explorer rather than thumbnails while still having images and videos shown as thumbnails?

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I wish.

I'm sure there's some way to do this, but I don't know how. I've been looking for a way to do this for years (since the days of Windows Vista).
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Alright, through Folder Options I can set every picture file to appear with its' thumbnail and the folder with its content or I can set so every folder and every picture file of the same type look the same. What do I do to make every folder look the same (without showing it's content on the thumbnail) and every picture show its thumbnail?

A:Is it possible to enable thumbnails for picture but not folders?

Bump. Anyone? :|