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Windows 7: Picture folder icon customization help needed

19 Jan 2012   #1
SJMaye

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Picture folder icon customization help needed

Simple I am sure, but cannot find the solution. In my pictures library/directory I have many folders. Almost all the folders have a tiny image of one of the photos contained in that folder. For whatever reason one of those folders will not display that tiny image no matter what I have tried.

I have tried clicking folder properties>customize>Folder pictures>choose file or restore default. Does thing. The folder icon for this folder continues to show empty.

Any tips?


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19 Jan 2012   #2
koolkat77

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You do have the "always show icons, never thumbnails" under tools,folder options,view un ticked right?
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19 Jan 2012   #3
Bongo

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Do you have a folder within that folder that can sometimes make a thumbnail not show properly.
You could try this tutorial Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset to see if it will help.
Jerry
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19 Jan 2012   #4
SJMaye

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
You do have the "always show icons, never thumbnails" under tools,folder options,view un ticked right?
Yes, and all the other folders look correct. It is just this one folder that refuses to show the little thumbnail.
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19 Jan 2012   #5
SJMaye

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do you have a folder within that folder that can sometimes make a thumbnail not show properly.
You could try this tutorial Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset to see if it will help.
Jerry
Yes, I have many folders within this folder. I will try your link. Thanks.
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19 Jan 2012   #6
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMaye View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do you have a folder within that folder that can sometimes make a thumbnail not show properly.
You could try this tutorial Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset to see if it will help.
Jerry
Yes, I have many folders within this folder. I will try your link. Thanks.
Do your other folders where the thumbnail shows do you have multiple folders in them?
Jerry
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19 Jan 2012   #7
SJMaye

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do you have a folder within that folder that can sometimes make a thumbnail not show properly.
You could try this tutorial Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset to see if it will help.
Jerry
Performed the tutorial. No change. The folder structure is:

My Pictures> Family Photos>Many more folders each with photos by decade.

The Family Photos folder refuses to display a thumbnail, but the folders within show the thumbnail fine.
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19 Jan 2012   #8
Bongo

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Did it ever shows thumbnails for that folder?

I took some screenshots of My Pictures the top two rows have folders within folders and did not show thumbnails. The second screenshot shows the first folder opened and there are still more folders in it when I open it I have two folders that show the thumbnails.
Jerry
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19 Jan 2012   #9
cyclic

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May seem an obviuos question but what are the file extensions contained in the folder ?
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19 Jan 2012   #10
SJMaye

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
May seem an obviuos question but what are the file extensions contained in the folder ?
Mostly TIFF, but just for fun I threw in a JPG and did not change.


A while back this folder showed correctly. not sure when it got messed up. I wil try recreating and dumping the contents of the old in to the new.

Maybe that folder is corrupted.
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