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Wrong Icons for All Pictures under Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Wrong Icons for All Pictures under Windows 8


    Up until a few days ago the icons for all jpeg, png and Gif files showed the images that were the pictures for each file. Now, for some reason, those icons have the same icon for each. They appear as a landscape of some sort. I have no idea how to correct this. Will someone please help me get the icons to show the contents of the individual files?

    Thank you very much.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Check out this tutorial and see if it might work for you:

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Check out this tutorial and see if it might work for you:

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Good luck.
    Well, that didn't solve the problem. I guess I should have mentioned that if I click on one of the icons with the wrong icon, the picture file opens with the photo viewer and is the correct picture. It is just that the icon for that file (picture) as well as all other jpg's is wrong.

    Thanks for the try.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I think you explained your situation adequately in your original post. How about trying this?

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Works for Win 8 too.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    I think you explained your situation adequately in your original post. How about trying this?

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Works for Win 8 too.
    Sorry, but that didn't solve the problem either.

    Thanks again.
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Go to: Control Panel->Folder Options->View
    then uncheck "Always show Icons, never thumbnails"

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much. That was the solution.
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