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Icon/Thumbnail Preservation - Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Does setting AlwaysHibernateThumbnails to 1 still sort it for you though?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Does setting AlwaysHibernateThumbnails to 1 still sort it for you though?
    Hey Shawn,
    as mentioned earlier, I've been fooling around with tons of tweaks; most seemed to work, for a while anyway.
    The most successful tweak was deleting all automatic maintenance! (Believe it or not, Defender, auto-Defrag, etc. still work with auto maint. deleted!)
    I was creeping toward day 7 with all folder icons and thumbnails preserved til a restart spoiled it!
    However, when I set 'AlwaysHibernateThumbnails' to a value of 1, a restart DIDN'T delete icons and thumbs! Go figure!?

    Still experimenting; I'll get to the bottom of this!
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I look forward to your findings.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I look forward to your findings.
    Me too!

    I'm a couple steps away from a clean install and starting from scratch, one tweak at a time, with heavy documentation!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The 'BackupThumbs' and 'RestoreThumbs' batch files, posted by
    Det87
    https://www.eightforums.com/performan...tml#post406321
    seem to work!

    For the rest, I'm out of ideas!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Interesting, but I have no idea for the rest either.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Having forsaken all previous attempts at this dilemma, (or putting them on the 'back burner'), here's something to experiment with:
    On the taskbar, right click on File Explorer then right click on File Explorer again in the menu, choose Properties and in the Shortcut tab, change the 'Target' to 'explorer.exe';
    if Target is greyed out, unpin File Explorer from the Taskbar and pin explorer.exe to the Taskbar.
    So far so good on Startup but, again, on a Restart I'm not sure. Will post my findings.
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  8. #18


    I do not have File Explorer in the right click Context menu when I right click on File Explorer on the task bar and select Properties.

    Click image for larger version

    Wonder why you do?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


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  10. #20


    I use Quick Launch, which is where the File Explorer icon resides. Perhaps that is why I see different content on a right click?
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