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Windows 7: Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

10 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails

I have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, I just upgraded from professional, when I had professional, all of my videos had thumbnail previews. Now, just about zero do. Is there a way to get this back to the way it was before? For example, I use VLC as my default player to open vids and it is just the cone, no thumb. The same goes with WMP


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10 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Crap, there's a way to rebuild thumbnails, maybe that's it, but I forgot how, heh. You're not exceptionally low on disk space, are you? Give me a second I'll find out about refreshing the thumbnail cache.
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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, do a Windows search for 'disk cleanup', run it and make sure the "Thumbnails" is checked before you click 'clean system files'. Good?
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10 Mar 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have a look at this thread and see if any help.

Note   Note
Always backup the registry should you decide to alter any settings there.


Registry - Backup and Restore

no thumbnails images Please help!
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22 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IIllytch321 View Post
Ok, do a Windows search for 'disk cleanup', run it and make sure the "Thumbnails" is checked before you click 'clean system files'. Good?
Nope, I don't know what's up...all pics show thumbs, but only some videos do. Before, they all did, and I have the same ones on there and still abou less than half show thumbs for the videos. It is really frustrating!
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22 Mar 2012   #6

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do a disk cleanup that might help. remember to tick mark "thumbnails"
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22 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Did that, same result.
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22 Mar 2012   #8

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are you using any codec pack?
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22 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
are you using any codec pack?
Not sure, VLC player, I am sure that has codecs, not sure to how to see if I do ?
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22 Mar 2012   #10
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You may try Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs .

After installation, run the program, and check the "shark007 suggested settings" ... it will generate all the video thumbnails.
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