Iam running a Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and since 2 days all file/image Thumbnails and some of the folder icons dissapear on some sort of random basis and its driving me nuts as every attempt to fix this failed until now. So I registered here as some sort of last hope. Ive read a lot on the net about the thumbnail problem which seems to plague Windows 7 however my problem seems to be even more annoying....
Here is what I have done so far
-I run a scandisk which turned out all ok
-Virus/Malware check with Avira/Malwarebytes/Microsoft Malware Removal Tool/RootkitTDSS Killer -------all negative
-I have thumbnails enabled in any possible option window
-While unable to delete the thumbcaches_32 to 1024 in the AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Explorer I renamed them all as ".....Old" promting Windows to create new ones
-I deprived ALL users and SYSTEM of access to delete files and subfiles in AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Explorer to avoid Windows 7 to reset or delete the thumnbs
-System restore which promted a message that it failed
-Installed a Registry Backup from before the problem started but it didnt help at all
Nothing seems to work..Iam really deeply frustrated...
In order to illustrate the problem I add some screens...
Btw...Its doesnt make a difference if switching between small,medium or big icons but the list view would display the default filetype icons.
After a system reboot all icons and thumbs are initially displayed correctly but after a while they are all gone...DESKTOP SEEMS UNAFFECTED BY THIS CAUSE ALL SHORTCUTS AND ICONS ARE DISPLAYED RANDOM FOLDER CONTAINING SOME FOLDERS AND JPEGS AFTER A WHILE THE SAME FOLDER LOOKS LIKE THAT
.NO FOLDER ICON,NO THUMBNAIL,NEITHER A FILE ICON
...THE FILES LITERALLY BECAME INVISIBLE BUT CAN BE OPEND WHILE TEXTFILES A SHOWN WITH A SHEET OF PAPER CONTROL PANEL AFTER A WHILE ALL ICONS ARE GONE HERE MY USER FOLDER...EVEN ICONS ON THE TASKBAR ARE MISSING WHILE SOME FOLDER ICONS ARE DISPLAYED AND OTHERS NOT
. THIS ISSUE KEEPS COMING AND GOING DURING A SESSION SO ICONS MAY REAPPEAR AND GO AGAIN AFTER A WHILE UNAFFECTED DESKTOP EVEN CORRECTLY DISPLAYING IMAGE THUMBNAILS
I use CClenaer every once in a while but when performing registry cleans I never allow it to clean keys which I dont now. So I only use it to remove leftover keys from uninstalled software and alike.
Did anybody ever came across the same problem or has a founded idea what might causing this ? EDIT:
I found that if I go to MyPC via search command and click on the empty space (without icons) Windows 7 generates icons and thumbs but this only lasts for seconds and they dissapear again...what da heck is going on with Windows 7 ?..How can it reset the thumbs when I denied all access to that folder ? And how do the system icons dissapear while the Desktop is all fine ?... After refreshing all seems fine until open another window containing folders wiht thumbs