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Icon/Thumbnail Preservation - Windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Icon/Thumbnail Preservation - Windows 8.1


    Anyone still wrestling with the 'Thumbnails deleted' issue, or similar, please, go ahead and post your progress and/or findings.

    EDIT:
    I've tried a host of different settings and tweaks. On normal shutdown/startup most settings seemed to preserve the icon/thumbnail cache, but a 'restart' always seems to spoil it!...
    Until I changed: Registry - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM - 'AlwaysHibernateThumbnails' value to 1(hex)
    Last edited by Edwin; 03 Aug 2014 at 20:36.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Edwin,

    If you haven't already, you might see if clearing the thumbnail cache may help if it's corrupted.

    Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM does not exist on my Win 8.1.1 Pro X64 system.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Drat! I meant HKCU. Sorry bout that. Original post updated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Edwin,

    If you haven't already, you might see if clearing the thumbnail cache may help if it's corrupted.

    Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Many times to no avail!
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  6. #6


    Original post still says HKCR

    Also, no AlwaysHibernateThumbnails subkey under DWM. Did you have to add it, not modify it?

    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM"

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
    Composition REG_DWORD 0x1
    ColorizationColor REG_DWORD 0x6b74b8fc
    ColorizationColorBalance REG_DWORD 0x2a
    ColorizationAfterglow REG_DWORD 0x6b74b8fc
    ColorizationAfterglowBalance REG_DWORD 0xa
    ColorizationBlurBalance REG_DWORD 0x30
    ColorizationGlassAttribute REG_DWORD 0x1
    EnableAeroPeek REG_DWORD 0x1
    EnableWindowColorization REG_DWORD 0x0
    Not trying to be a pain, just trying to follow along.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Should be changed now.
    'AlwaysHibernateThumbnails' is a DWORD in the right pane when you are at DWM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Did you have to add it, not modify it?
    It was there on my machine only with a value of 0.
    I did not add it.
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  9. #9


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. I thought this sounded familiar. The AlwaysHibernateThumbnails DWORD in the registry is for the Save taskbar thumbnail previews visual effects setting.


    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Save - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ah, ok. I thought this sounded familiar. The AlwaysHibernateThumbnails DWORD in the registry is for the Save taskbar thumbnail previews visual effects setting.


    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Save - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Figures!

    Investigation continues!
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