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Solved: Windows 7 image thumbnails have disappeared!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by whizzy, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. whizzy

    whizzy Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. whizzy

    whizzy Thread Starter

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    No suggestions?
     
  3. huggie54

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    in folder options>view tab,click on the" Reset Folders" button,do they show in "safe mode?
     
  4. whizzy

    whizzy Thread Starter

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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?"
     
  5. whizzy

    whizzy Thread Starter

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    Was finally able to resolve the problem by doing a reformat.
     
  6. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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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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