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Windows 7: No Thumbnails for MAPPED Drive

14 Dec 2011   #1
skywalka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No Thumbnails for MAPPED Drive

Hi guys.

My first post! I signed up hoping somebody can help me.

When I upgraded from XP (a long time ago) I deleted all the thumbs.db files.

I can see thumbnails on my local C: drive.

If I browse my network drive I can see thumbnails.

But I have also mapped my network drive as Z:. If I browse the mapped drive I can't see thumbnails.

Can anybody confirm that they can/cannot see thumbnails on mapped drives that don't contain thumbs.db.

Thanks for looking.

Edit: Folders don't initially incorporate Folder.jpg into their thumbnail. If I browse into the folder I can see the thumbnail for Folder.jpg only. If I then return to the parent folder the folder now incorporates Folder.jpg into it's thumbnail.


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24 Dec 2011   #2
skywalka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would love some help with this.
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24 Dec 2011   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Are you saying that when you set the "View", on the mapped drive, to any view except, "Details", "List" or "Small Icons", you don't see any picture "previews"?
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25 Dec 2011   #4
skywalka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I am.

Thanx for replying.
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25 Dec 2011   #5
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Does the same problem occur, if you include a folder from the mapped drive in a Library?
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21 Mar 2012   #6
skywalka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for replying.

It took me a while to reply because:
I tried adding adding a folder to a new library to test.
The folder has to be indexed.
Windows doesn't index networked drives unless you rightclick and select Always Available Offline.
The folder is too big to make available offline & for some reason I don't have the "Always Available Offline" option anway.
So I used the Win 7 Library Tool to add a test folder on the Mapped Drive to the library.
If I browse via Libraries or the Mapped Drive then I still have the problem.
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23 Jul 2013   #7
wcndave

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

This is still an outstanding issue, if I browse a network folder, I can see them as thumbnails. If I map the same folder, I do not see thumbnails.

It's annoying to say the least.

Did anyone ever get to the bottom of it, as this post was left unresolved.

Thanks
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