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Windows 7: Library problem with win 7 ultimate

26 Aug 2011   #1
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Library problem with win 7 ultimate

Hi everyone,

Apologies for posting again, but I've tried everything to sort this, but to no avail!

My desktop with Win 7 Prof lets me see a Library with all my photos (in my Pictures folder), all neatly laid out in order of Date Taken.

My new laptop simply says New Library when I click Windows Explorer and it appears empty.

However, it tells me that MY PICTURES are already in a Library, but I simply can't find it and view all my pics.

Additionally, there doesn't seem to be a DATE TAKEN option visible (although I have seen it somewhere!), instead it's DATE MODIFIED or something similar.

Can anyone help, please?


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26 Aug 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello BLONDELAWMAN

Would this be of any use - Libraries - Restore Default

Remember libraries contain no physical data or folders they are just junction points

Danny
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26 Aug 2011   #3
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You really are a genius, Danny!

Not 2 minutes ago, I deleted that Dell app you suggested last night and bingo, Capslock working perfectly!

The only (and worst) problem I still have to overcome is getting Windows Media Player to display my AVCHD video clips with a thumbnail instead of a generic icon!!!

Don't suppose you have any thoughts?
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26 Aug 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BLONDELAWMAN View Post
You really are a genius, Danny!

Not 2 minutes ago, I deleted that Dell app you suggested last night and bingo, Capslock working perfectly!

The only (and worst) problem I still have to overcome is getting Windows Media Player to display my AVCHD video clips with a thumbnail instead of a generic icon!!!

Don't suppose you have any thoughts?
Don't thank me Its the guys here that make the excellent tutorials.

As for the media player that's not really my area.Does Media Player by default play those files or did you have to add some codecs.All I could add is to try and associate the file extension with media player see if that brings up the thumbnails - Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

Danny
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26 Aug 2011   #5
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it plays them by default.

I've spent all morning on here researching it and all I can come up with is perhaps a connection to a Nero prog that was on initially and remnants of which still remain somewhere in the prog files, notwithstanding the fact that there's no sign of it in the delete prog section of control panel.

I'm stumped: total nightmare not knowing what any of the videos are, now, until I click and play them!
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26 Aug 2011   #6
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Danny, I did that and files are already associated with Win Media Player by default: it plays them just fine; it just won't let me see a thumbnail of the clip, only the generic icon.

If it helps, they are .MTS files.
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26 Aug 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BLONDELAWMAN View Post
Yes, it plays them by default.

I've spent all morning on here researching it and all I can come up with is perhaps a connection to a Nero prog that was on initially and remnants of which still remain somewhere in the prog files, notwithstanding the fact that there's no sign of it in the delete prog section of control panel.

I'm stumped: total nightmare not knowing what any of the videos are, now, until I click and play them!
If your saying Nero hasn't un-installed correctly best bet is to reinstall and then run the un-installer again,or use Revo Uninstaller to help remove all remnants of the program.If you use the aggressive mode back up the registry first.

Danny
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26 Aug 2011   #8
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dell don't provide the media, Danny and the second suggestion fills me with dread!

Incidentally, even Adobe Bridge displays only the generic icon and not the thumbnails.

Bugger!!
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26 Aug 2011   #9
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BLONDELAWMAN View Post
Dell don't provide the media, Danny and the second suggestion fills me with dread!

Incidentally, even Adobe Bridge displays only the generic icon and not the thumbnails.

Bugger!!
Like I said this isn't my area. Googling about says that they should show by default so I would say its an association issue or clashing codecs but that's me just guessing.
You could try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker but that's about all I've got for you mate.
Sorry

Danny
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26 Aug 2011   #10
BLONDELAWMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Much appreciated though Danny; thanks.
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