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Q: Thumbnails not showing up

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.

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

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

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I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you
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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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See here: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

See if that 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] Flv thumbnails not showing
That will help you.
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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.

What file extension type is the for?

Hope this helps,
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A:[SOLVED] No thumbnails showing

Set the folder view to "Thumbnails".
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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: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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I use for downloads and have never had any problems, another safe codec pack is Shark007.
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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

Hope this helps,
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A: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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A:Vista 64 NOT showing .avi thumbnails on explorer

any help ?

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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: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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How about trying to do a system restore?
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Have you scanned with your Anti-virus program?
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Did you look here: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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A:Why are the album covers no longer showing on my thumbnails?

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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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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
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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: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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Sorry if i have misread your issue but you could try...

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Kind regards


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Could we get some more information?

Does this laptop have 2 hard drive bays? Did it always have 2 hard drives?
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Sorry guys, forgot to add this into the main post.
(Attachment included of the picture)
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A:Thumbnails are gone

Welcome Sardelca

First lets make sure they are still turned on and that you used folder options properly.

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Hello cmar001,

Welcome to the Forums!

You may want to look thru this list of Tutorials to see if one will help your situation at the link below.

thumbnail Threads - Forum Tags by Zoints

I hope you find one that helps.

Originally Posted by cmar001

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Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

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A:Thumbnails in Win XP

Gregor1234 said:

Question 1) Is it possible/how can I get the system to display thumbnail actual thumbnail views of these other document types that currently manuifest only as appication icons. It would seem that XP should be able to thumbnail MS Word doc files.

Question 2) Is it possible to change the size of the thumbnail that is displayed. As it is, it is just exactly a little to small to be able to be useful in distinguishing between documents.

ThanksClick to expand...

no, no. unfortunately not for .dnoc files but for ppt. yes....
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First of all, make sure that the registry key:


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Am I wrong, or have I flipped the wrong switch somewhere ?

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A:Where are my thumbnails

Have a look at this thread and see if it will solve your problem.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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A:I can't see my thumbnails, help

What OS?
In XP, View/Thumbnails
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