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File Explorer not showing anything

  1. #21


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    Just when I thought it was fixed ....well all icons show but no thumbs. Some do some Donr. I have a folder full of videos and pics and all thumbnails are white. If iI didn't have so much stuff on this PC I'd chuck it. Really, this shouldn't be this difficult.

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  2. #22


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    In Windows 8 Manager, there's an option Icon repair. Increase the icon cache size to max, click on rebuild icon cache. Restart the PC.

    In addition, with those blank white icons. Make sure you have a file association for each video file type.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, unfortunately I tried that. They'll be there for a while then when I open a new explorer, they're white. I'm about fed up with Microsoft. My computer is fairly new, well taken care of, no viruses or hardware issues. Yet this keeps happening.
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  4. #24


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    Well, let us not to rush into blaming Microsoft because you are experiencing something that millions other users don't have so obviously, there is something that is not right with your setup and configuration.

    File explorer is one of the most important core component in Windows, it does a lot of things in the background when you open it, it does registry modification, it updates your start screen layout etc... so if something is not setup right, it will cause conflict.

    Having said that, the next step, I would suggest you to download a copy of ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows, run it as admin. From the Options menu, click on Filter by extensions, select context menu and disable anything that are non microsoft (pink high lite). And also, open task manager then click on the startup tab, disable everything then reboot your PC to see if it helps.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Well, let us not to rush into blaming Microsoft because you are experiencing something that millions other users don't have so obviously, there is something that is not right with your setup and configuration.

    File explorer is one of the most important core component in Windows, it does a lot of things in the background when you open it, it does registry modification, it updates your start screen layout etc... so if something is not setup right, it will cause conflict.

    Having said that, the next step, I would suggest you to download a copy of ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows, run it as admin. From the Options menu, click on Filter by extensions, select context menu and disable anything that are non microsoft (pink high lite). And also, open task manager then click on the startup tab, disable everything then reboot your PC to see if it helps.
    I do not see anything poink, this i swhat I see. An I am not mad at microsoft, but I have 3 pc's and all have Windows 8, and all have issues, it never ends, never. It is a constant race to try and tweak this or that to make things better, as much as the sofware is, it should work properly for the most part. no?Click image for larger version
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  6. #26


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    What do you mean by that ? Looking at the screen shot, the items that are non microsoft are hi-lited with light pink and you don't see them ?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    What do you mean by that ? Looking at the screen shot, the items that are non microsoft are hi-lited with light pink and you don't see them ?
    what? I do not see one thing in that picture that is pink, or am I crazy haha? Seriously, though. Where are you seeing pink in that screen shot?
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  8. #28


    I see 8 entries that are highlighted in pink...
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  9. #29


    Posts : 149
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    Ok...I do not see them but if they are theyre, what do I do withthe ones highlighted?
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  10. #30


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Also, I created a new profile and stil am getting the same thing. It will work just fine, then all of the sudden file explorer isn't showing everything and all icons in external and internal drives are just white. I mean, what is going on with this! I ahve done all I can think of!
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