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thumbnails & icons sometimes not showing and My Computer not loading

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

Hi We've baenhaving the oddest problem and I've been all over the net looking for solutions My hubby is running Win Ultimate bit on an Emachines PC Intermittently picture thumbnails and program icons icons & and sometimes showing not Computer My not thumbnails loading 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 thumbnails & icons sometimes not showing and My Computer not loading 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

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A: 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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A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you
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I have checked in the only two places I was aware of that would cause this:

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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.

A: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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A:Blank icons/white thumbnails + slow My Computer


If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

For System Restore steps, you can refer to the URL mentioned:

If the issue still persists, try running Hardware Diagnostics on the computer.
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A:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.
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The most obvious thing that could cause this (although there are many other reasons) is that your user account has become corrupted. Try creating a new account and seeing if it has the same behavior. If not, switch your stuff over to the new account and delete the old one.
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Shutdown the computer.
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A:Windows XP not showing icons in my computer

Where is this icon, on the desktop or in the System Tray?

If they are in the System Tray try this. Right click on an open space of the System Tray and select Properties and clear the check mark in Hide inactive icons.

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A:Computer loading up, but showing Black Screen of death!

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A:Thumbnails not showing up

Have you gone to look at the Control Panel's Folder Options?
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A: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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A: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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A:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".
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A: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.

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A: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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A:Thumbnails partially showing.

See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

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A:[SOLVED] Flv thumbnails not showing
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A:Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

any help ?

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A:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

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A: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.

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Have you scanned with your Anti-virus program?
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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...


A: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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Did you look here: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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A:Problem Loading Thumbnails

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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.

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A: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.

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Hi there

There are a few free get arounds but these don't seem to work reliably.

64 bit systems particularly give problems -- Adobe stopped the psd file thumbnail integration with Windows (File) explorer a while ago.

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A:Show icons instead of thumbnails only for folders

NO ... and the same for the Desktop.
The only way is to shut off all thumbnail viewing use a 3rd party thumbnail viewer.
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Hello So I just signed up here because I'm desperate and don't know what to do So basically I thought the windows default folder icons were pretty bland and ugly so I decided to change them I read that you could change your default icons by going into to registry and I did just that Long story short it didn't the folders to + showing icons icons wrong Unable folder change work so i deleted the registry folder Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons that I had just created like they said you could I Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons was very careful or so I think to not touch anything else But now I'm worried I might have messed up somewhere because now I can't change icons for Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons some of the folders I use Not sure if this was a problem before that I didn't notice or if it's due to me messing around with things I don't understand As things are now I can change icons for folders that I created but the folders that came with the system like documents music movies downloads etc I'm currently unable to change The thing is I was able to change the folder icons just a while ago so I changed them all by right clicking on the folder choosing properties and then changing the icon and that worked fine Then I decided to just use the default icons anyway but I was only able to switch back some of them and some of those now had the wrong folder icon My quot downloads quot folder is just a blank white space for example and I'm unable to change it To show an example I'm sorry the text is in swedish I hope you can somewhat understand Properties for an ordinary folder Properties for my music folder Just a blank space where the quot switch icon quot should be I have tried to reboot my computer I have tried top reset my icon cache nothing seems to work Does anyone know what I should do I'm pretty much just ready to reset my whole system but I'd prefer if I didn't have to Any help is appreciated

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.

I can also tell you how to achieve this quite easily and relatively safely:
Now here's the backup method we strongly recommend:
Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

You can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

You can even use images to help you move more easily and quickly to a new PC.

Imaging can even help you sleep at night knowing you have a second chance.

Many here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) as a good robust solution and more reliable than some others. It?s
- more feature rich
- more flexible
- more reliable
than Windows Backup and Restore system images.

It's well supported with videos, help and a responsive forum.
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I've seen multiple posts here and other forums and I have tried all of the steps provided in those posts but it is not resolving my issue I have the exact same Extra Multiple Large smallest in showing using icons Icons when size issue as the user in THIS THREAD I have tried the icon database rebuild both manually and using the bat file HERE I have tried ie uinit exe - ClearIconCache from command prompt I have tried Disk Cleanup and checked the box to delete icon cache and I have tried different cache size amounts using the steps HERE I've tried these all from normal boot and safe mode I don't know what else to do The icons that have the problem keep changing every time I restart the PC I can change them to another icon rename the icon the shortcut had previously been using and reapply that icon and it shows normal at that time but as soon as I restart the PC icons change to the smaller size on random shortcuts again What other steps are there Thanks in advance

A:Multiple icons showing in smallest size when using Extra Large Icons

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried the batch file in this tutorial:
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
It resets the area of the registry that stores some desktop icon info.
warning: read the note about desktoprestore.

You might also want to try combining the batch file for icon cache rebuild with this one... only kill/restart explorer once at the end.

Does this problem happen if you create (& log onto) a new (test) user account?
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Hi techs,
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Hi yesterday I don't know what I did but suddenly video thumbnails disappeared so I reinstalled K-Lite Codec Pack MEGA version I'm using a laptop with Windows x VLC is the default media player I've installed MPC-HC and K-Lite Codec Pack MEGA Everything is up to date Once I reinstalled K-Lite MEGA pack thumbnails appeared again but now something's wrong When I open the quot Videos quot folder VLC icons don't appear All icons are blank there's no icon just blank space with the file's name below until the thumbnail is loaded Before ALL icons appeared VLC icon and then the thumbnails got loaded If I refreshed the thumbnails didn't start to load again the window blinked for millisecond and then everything was already loaded Now if until icons are up thumbnails don't show loaded Video I refresh it starts all over again all icons are blank and Video icons don't show up until thumbnails are loaded the thumbnails start to load again I've reinstalled MPC-HC K-Lite MEGA pack Disk cleanup thumbnails show only icons Video icons don't show up until thumbnails are loaded apply and then uncheck that option Nothing changes I don't understand anything Here's a screenshot in the middle of the process There should be VLC icons instead of those blank spaces and it shouldn't start to load everything each time I refresh Thanks

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

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

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

May have to reset. Try SFC.
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I am running Win. 7 Ult. 64 bit. I would like to have my image files show as thumbnails not icons. How is this done. Any help would certainly be appreciated. stream.

A:How to have image files display as thumbnails not icons

on the bar that has the Burn, slideshow and new folder options there is a small icon that resembles a picture on the right side and it gives different options on displaying picture files
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A:Windows explorer not refreshing icons/ thumbnails

Go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing system files.
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Why is it that sometimes the folders icons show samples of their contents and sometimes not?

Check the two images: the first shows Desktop in Windows Explorer; the second shows the desktop itself.

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A:Folders icons showing/not showing content

Hello Paul,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help.
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Hi everyone,

I'm having another complete nightmare problem on my brand new Dell XPS running Win x64 Ultimate.

When I try to customise what behaviour the various icons exhibit on the taskbar (and I'm taken to CONTROL PANEL- ALL CONTROL PANEL ITEMS-NOTIFICATION AREA ICONS), some of the icons are correct and truly represent the proramme which they are aligned with, but some are incorrect and some are blank and some are duplicates of icons for other programmes that are shown elsewhere.

I've tried everything I can think of, but nothing works.

Can anyone help, please?

Many thanks,

A:incorrect icons showing when customising taskbar icons


Have a look here.This should solve your issue with misplaced icons - Notification Area Icons - Reset

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I'm never the one to ask, but I don't know what happened. I tried looking online but I couldn't find any solutions. It seems like all my icons (including folders) are not showing up in windows explorer, taskbar, or the desktop anymore. This isn't too big a problem, but navigating through my picture library is very complicated without thumbnails.

My PC is pretty heavily customized.
I also cannot open the start menu from the taskbar anymore. I click the startorb and nothing appears.


Also, while I was uploaded the three screenshots to imgur, the icons showed up on the popup to windows explorer.

A:Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

start off with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart when finished.
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Hello! All my mp4 and wmv video icons on my desktop and folders suddenly changed from convenient photo thumbnails to generic mp4 and wmv icons. The photos enable me to identify the vids, especially if there are no captions for them.

How do I get the photo icons back? I considered system restore, but my restore points don't go back far enough.

Using Windows 7. Thanks for your assistance!


A:changing desktop and folder icons to display photo thumbnails

Welcome to the Seven Forums

First check to see if you have Thumbnails enabled Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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Up until a few days ago I could view thumbnails/icons of actual PDF files while in Windows Explorer. Now I only get the Adobe logo icon. Other file thumbnails are working.

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Windows 7 spoiled me-- I really liked being able to see what the file looked like before I had to go opening several to find the one I want. (When I'm creating document graphic designs I usually make three or four different trial versions which can get confusing when I am away from my work for a day or two!)

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

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
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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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Whenever I view a folder which contains MP H video files in large icon view shows thumbnails Windows 's Explorer crashes Explorer loads for a few seconds the green progress bar shows up and then boom Explorer crashes The thumbnails are not shown before crashing Does anyone know how to fix this I tried setting Folder options to 'Always show icons Icons(thumbnails)view Windows Explorer MP4 files with Large crashes in never thumbnails' disables thumbnails on the same folder with MP H video Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view files and Explorer doesn't crash if the MP thumbnails aren't shown I tried testing in other folders containing other video formats with 'Always show icons never thumbnails' set to off like AVI Xvid without an MP H file and Windows Explorer shows the thumbnails fine without crashing I have not currently experienced problems with other formats only MP H The only media players that I have installed are KMPlayer and VLC Media Player which both do not install external codecs AFAIK The only external codec I have installed is CoreAVC but I have been using CoreAVC for months KMPlayer CoreAVC is one of the first things I installed in Windows without any problems this issue just arose a few days ago I am using Windows Ultimate bit Note I prefer a solution that will not end up disabling video thumbnails for MP files I still would like to see MP video thumbnails if possible If the video files themselves are problematic I reckon Explorer should not crash and just not show the thumbnails Event Viewer log and HiJackThis log here Event Viewer and HiJackThis log - b

A:Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view

Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

After that do system file checker:
Right click Command Prompt → run as admin → sfc /scannow
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When I go to "computer" the only drive icon I see is my main hard drive c:. The DVD and the SD drive
are gone. How can I restore them?

A:Drive Icons not showing up in "my computer"

Hello Trainman and welcome to Seven Forums.

Suggest you create new Restore Point at a minimum.

System Restore Point - Create

1. Open regedit. Go to:


2. Under this key, you should see "DriveIcons". Delete it and restart your computer.

3. I found this will usually solve the problem and you'll get back your default drive icons. If by some chance it doesn't work you could use the restore point you created earlier.

If you're not comfortable editing the registry you could try try to rebuild the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild