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Image Thumbnails no longer visible ?

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    Image Thumbnails no longer visible ?


    I can't tell you when it happened, it has been going on for the past few weeks. I can no longer see the thumbnails of images within Windows Explorer. I've searched and searched for a solution and this was the solution I found which clones it's self multiple times across other sites, it didn't solve the problem ?

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    Hello Jerome,

    Good to see you here mare.

    Double check each option in the tutorial below instead to see if one may help to enable it. It's a bit more thorough.

    Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums


    Did you change the default program to open images with?

    Could you also post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help ID the issue?
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    Hello, thanks let me go over the tutorial, I'll post what works or what doesn't if I need to using a screenshot
    Thanks. Running Windows7 on one computer and Windows8 on another I have to go between forums, ohhhh the agony
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    LOL, yeah most of what applies to Windows 7 will also apply to Windows 8 as well.
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    The tutorial's didn't work brink My JPEG do not show the thumbnail of the image, instead they show the "mountain and water" icon to represent the image. I read the thread that follows the tutorial, hoping to find the answer, unfortunately, no
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    In that case, it sounds like you need to enable thumbnail previews instead.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, it sounds like you need to enable thumbnail previews instead.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    I did that as well, it didn't solve the issue.
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    Be sure to enable it using all options in the tutorial. Sometimes one will work while another may not.
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    It is enabled in all options
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    Ok.

    As a test to see if this may toggle it to work again, open Default Programs and set Photos as the default program with all of it's associations and apply, then set Windows Photo Viewer as the default program with all of it's associations and apply

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
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