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Windows 7: No thumbnails in open/save file


20 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No thumbnails in open/save file

Hi, I used this tutorial last year, it worked fine and then just a few months ago this happened.

Whenever I save or open a file, this is is what the pop-up menu looks like > link (the folder doesn't work too, but a while ago I restored the icons to default from the tutorial, and now it looks like this)

When I open it using windows explorer and Internet Explorer (ctrl+O) it works fine, but when I use Maxthon 3, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome it doesn't work. So maybe the problem isn't the browser, maybe it's the computer?
I don't know what happened, it's been months since like this and it's been annoying me (because I can't choose which to upload w/o seeing the thumbnail) so I tried different solutions found in the internet that DIDN'T work:
(I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64)
  • uninstalling then re-installing the browser
  • going to folder and search options > view > unchecking "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
  • going to control panel > all control panel items > performance information and tools > adjust visual effects > checking "show thumbnails instead of icons"
  • going to computer > right click hard disk > properties > disk cleanup > checking "thumbnails" > clean up system files (this kind of messed up my thumbnails more)
  • I tried opening command prompt then type sfc /scannow but it stopped at 20% and said "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

Pleeease help me


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20 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Cath.

First of all I don't understand how you are opening a folder with a browser?
Press the windows logo key + Pause Break to open System Properties and follow the diagram below to "For Cath" and check "Show Thumbnails Instead of Icons".

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

No thumbnails in open/save file-cath.jpg

This may help too: Icon Cache - Rebuild

and

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset


You may need to do a repair install since sfc /scannow won't run.

Repair Install


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20 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums drrraddict14. (Gary, he's seeing the folder in the Open/save dialog when downloading). Try running SFC from Safe Mode. Boot to Safe Mode with Networking and see if it will run and complete from there.

Safe Mode

If not, try one of these methods

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

A Guy
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21 Jul 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Bill, I ASSumed that would apply there too.
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21 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Thanks Bill, I ASSumed that would apply there too.
It may well, but you asked how he was opening a folder with a browser

A Guy
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