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File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

Q: File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

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.

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A: File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

How about trying to do a system restore?
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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

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Give it a try and let me hear from you
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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

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A:Video File Thumbnails Not Showing In Windows 8.1

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Router is the first place to start looking. What is the manufacturer & model of the router? Are you sure that LLTD is enabled in Services? Can you ping the other computers from the Command Window?

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A:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".
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I use for downloads and have never had any problems, another safe codec pack is Shark007.
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See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

See if that helps.
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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:Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

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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?

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A: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.

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

And you should see an improvement,


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A:Windows Explorer stops showing files or no file thumbnail

Try doing a CHKDSK on the drive that has Windows on it, also when was the last time you optimised the drive? Scan it and see if it finds any problems. It's best to do it from an install disk and go into Command Prompt and run CHKDSK from there, that way you can see the results as it works on the drive.
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Have you scanned with your Anti-virus program?
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few questions:
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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:Can't edit mp3 tags in explorer pane

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I use WMP for playing the files.

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If you didn't install any software that would set itself as default for .mp3 then I would suspect a Windows Update. If that is so I have no idea which one. I stuck with Windows 8.0.

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A:Win 7 Explorer column settings (id3 tags and width)

Hello Opel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to add the columns and make any other folder view adjust menu to say a folder with a "Music" folder template, then "apply to all folders" with a "Music" folder template to do so.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,
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I figured my own way around it, thanks anyway
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Free would be nice, but any suggestions would be helpful, Thanks!


A:Suggestions for File management (with tags?)

Information managers, Ultra Recall or MyInfo both store, link and open files and, of course, loads of other stuff. MyInfo has its own tags. Another alternative, TreepadX Enterprise (NOT the freebie Treepad) is very good but crashes all the time on my XP system and support is very poor.

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I'm sure you will get a lot of answers to your question. I will check back to see what other folks have to say. I am always looking for quicker, cleaner, newer solutions.

Good luck.