Irfanview Won't Display Thumbnail Preview Images

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After installing Irfanview to XP Pro I lost this functionality.

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Don't quite understand.
If you open Irfanview, click File, and click Thumbnails, what happens?


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My fault, I wasn't referring to that feature (previously unknown to me before now).

The thumbnails I'm referring to are those in Windows folders like "My Pictures", etc.

Before installing Ifranview I could see previews - whereas now I only see I-view's generic icon.

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Just wondering what regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and regsvr32 shmedia.dll actually do.
 
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It registers those two files in the registry. They are Windows files, responsible for thumbnail creation.

The other file, thumbnail.exe, resets a lot more registry entries. Download it first to your Desktop, and then doubleclick it.

Did that work?


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I've been too wussy to try. I'm a real novice and don't want to screw anything up. Please don't be offended, I'm sure it's perfectly safe.
 
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