Solved: Windows 7 image thumbnails have disappeared!

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whizzy

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About a week ago thumbnail images suddenly stopped showing (mainly .jpgs & .pngs) in several of my folders. It
seemed to be fairly random across all folders & drives (2 partitions on C drive) whereby some display correctly
within a folder but most now show as windows photo viewer icons.

Images uploaded in "My Pictures Folder" on C drive are not affected.

I have done the obvious:-
1. in folder options > always show icons, never thumbnails (unchecked)
2. deleted & rebuilt the thumbnail cache
3. run malwares scans (system is clean)
4. done restores (Microsoft & Adobe updates)
5. selected medium icons to view . . .

Also, using the Windows Photo Viewer default — preview pane no longer works — if Id/click on an image it opens
in a new window.

I had been using Mystic Thumbs successfully for a while to enable me to see .svg, .pspimages & .psd files (as a
graphic designer I want quick access to these) Uninstalling it hasn't made any difference.

Any help is much appreciated!
cheers, whizzy


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 154409 MB; H: Total - 229827 MB, Free - 141754 MB; J: Total - 229568

MB, Free - 115659 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TP406
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 
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in folder options>view tab,click on the" Reset Folders" button,do they show in "safe mode?
 

whizzy

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Not quite sure what you mean by "safe" mode but when I reset folders I am presented with the "do you want to reset all folders of this type to the default view settings?"
 

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I've avoided using mystic thumbs ... It can slow you down and mess you up.
I use Irfanview as my default Viewer/Basic Editor.
If I need to search my psd thumbnails, I use its thumbnail browser.

If you have Irfanview installed, I can show you how to customize the R click context menu ..
So that other choices (Photoshop) show at the top.
I can select one or more images and open them in Photoshop with two clicks ...
without going the “open with” > “multiple choice test” route … That can only open one at a time.
 

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