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Windows Explorer Thumbnails not getting saved

  1. #11


    Madurai
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit / WIndows 8 64 bit


    Bumping the thread, no solution yet?

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  2. #12


    Santo Domingo
    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Evaluation


    This is totally pathetic. The kind of bug you gotta make sure not to appear in your final product. C'mon Microsoft!
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  3. #13


    In My PC
    Posts : 32
    Win7 Pro (SP1 x64) & Win8 Pro (RTM x64)


    I think the temp fix for this is to clear out or remove your thumbnail cache and restart your windows 7/8 pc and let the thumbnails rebuild it again..
    it works on my windows 8 (RTM) PRO x64, but do not know it will re-occurs after few days or restarts...
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  4. #14


    Santo Domingo
    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Evaluation


    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    I think the temp fix for this is to clear out or remove your thumbnail cache and restart your windows 7/8 pc and let the thumbnails rebuild it again..
    it works on my windows 8 (RTM) PRO x64, but do not know it will re-occurs after few days or restarts...
    That doesn't work, at least for Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation.
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  5. #15


    I tried things today.. Such as:

    Windows 8 | Stop Deletion of Thumbnail Cache - YouTube

    Open
    Control Panel>>
    Search For (Edit group policy)>>
    open it then choose
    (User Configuration) >>(Administrative Templates) >>(Windows Components)>>(File Explorer)>>
    disable (Turns off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files.)




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    This does not work after a reboot. Win7 never lost thumbnails like this, it appears to be an open and annoying bug.
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  6. #16


    Tulcea
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64

    Suggestion


    Hello, you can follow this thread also https://www.eightforums.com/performan...ermission.html.

    I managed to fix the problem of thumbnails, but if you do that in windows 8 explorer.exe stops responding and needs to be restarted from time to time which is kinda annoying so i gave up finding a fix for this. I never encountered the problem in win 7.
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  7. #17


    I was very wary of changing system permissions on deep down folders like that that solution suggested. I tried it and they still deleted on reboot, maybe I didn't do it quite right, but I got rid of it. I hope this is on their radar cause it reminds me of how slow Vista was with network copies pre-SP1. This will probably (hopefully) be a service pack type fix.
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  8. #18


    Well it shouldn't require a service pack. It's just a simple Windows Update update. Unless MS has screwed up somewhere really bad that it requires too many changes to be made to fix the problem. I don't believe that they don't know this problem exists.
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  9. #19


    Tulcea
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64


    As long as explorer.exe crashes often when thumbnails aren't deleted, i think they screwed it up big time. It may crash because it doesn't have the permission to delete things but that would be weird.
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  10. #20


    They messed up really bad on this. Someone above said it would be a simple windows update, but then they wouldn't take this long to fix it. I think this is a fundamental issue that needs an SP. Frankly, I don't think it would be too unlikely if the thumbnail cache issue lasts the entire lifespan of Win8. Something is wrong.
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