I hope someone can help with this...
In the last week some of my thumbnail preview pics are now showing as black rectangles. They display ok when opened, just the previews are black. Thing is, it's not all .jpg files, just some.
Things I've tried to fix this to no avail...
1) Deleted/rebuilt the iconcache.db file in AppData
2) Re-associated .jpg files with a reg file I got
3) Cleared thumbnail cache
4) The display icons instead of images is unticked
5) Ran sfc/ scannow, found nothing wrong
I'm hoping I don't need to re-install Windows, for such a small but nagging problem.
Just wondering if "Always show icons, never thumbnails." is unchecked.
Also, I had some thumbs.db files get corrupted (for network drives) and on local drives Windows 7 stores all the thumbs in one central db at The cache is stored at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer as a number of files with the label thumbcache_xxx.db. I normally use something like CCleaner to clean the cache files out.
If that doesn't work, I've had programs hijack the file association and that killed the Windows thumb generation. That is a little more complex, and I had a hard time solving that.
Hope this helps.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo H530/10130 OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz Motherboard LENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0) (BIOS Version IEKT31AUS) Memory 16GB (2x 8GB Kingston) Graphics Card 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (MSI) Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio & AMD High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays LG 32LD350 HDTV Screen Resolution (1920x1080@60Hz)
Keyboard Logitech K330 Mouse Logitech M325 Hard Drives C: Samsung -> SSD 850 PRO 512GB(RAPID Mode off)
F: Libraries & S: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB
D: System Images & O: OneDrive -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internet Speed 25+/5+ (+usually faster) Browser IE11 as primary / CHROME as backup Antivirus Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Other Info Optical drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW830
Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
I also have Windows 10 Home on my ASUS X54C laptop
I've installed a free third-party file browser (cubic explorer), and the icons are showing fine in that, so I'm guessing I've narrowed it down to Windows Explorer broken? Is there a way to re-install that?
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Gateway OS Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center CPU AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm Motherboard Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0) Memory Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz Graphics Card ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Sound Card AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76 Screen Resolution Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Hard Drives AMD K140
Name AMD K140
Package Socket FT1 BGA
Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Extended Family 14
Extended Model 2
Instruction Browser Opera 24.0 Antivirus Avast Internet Security
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