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    Photo previews do not work...


    I'm not seeing any of my photos when I select "preview" and I get the generic "landscape silouette" for every photo. Is there any way to get photo preview to work properly? Thanks!

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    Hello Art,

    What file extension does the photos have, and what program do you have set for that file extention's default program?

    Do all of your image files show a thumbnail preview of the image as their icon?

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    I'm not home but the images are all jpegs (*.jpg) and Photo Viewer is the default program for them. I'll double-check when I get home tonight. Thanks!
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    Go to View -> Options -> Change folder and search options. In the View tab uncheck the first box where it says "always show icons."

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Dec 2012 at 23:32. Reason: added link for more info
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    Brink and GiantCow,

    Thanks! I had to make the group policy changes to get the thumbnails to display correctly. Now, the photo previews work correctly. Thanks again, you guys are great!
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    Great news Art. Glad we could help.
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