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Windows 7: Icons and Previews not showing in Save As/Open Window

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Icons and Previews not showing in Save As/Open Window

The other day I noticed that all of the icons and previews (for images) were not showing when I am in a program and open a window for Save As../Open, etc. This happens in all programs. Attached is an example.

When I open the file location from within my computer all icons and previews work.

Things I have tried so far:

Control Panel>Advanced System Settings>Performance Settings - Made sure Show Thumbnails instead of icons is check.

Going through every folder and making sure in folder options that always show icons, never thumbnails was unchecked. I have tried numerous different scenarios.

I even went and installed custom icons. That is why it now shows some icons. Before it showed no icons at all.

I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to settings in windows and have been running Windows 7 since it came out. If anybody knows anything else I can try, please let me know.

Thanks



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17 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codlink View Post
The other day I noticed that all of the icons and previews (for images) were not showing when I am in a program and open a window for Save As../Open, etc. This happens in all programs. Attached is an example.

When I open the file location from within my computer all icons and previews work.

Things I have tried so far:

Control Panel>Advanced System Settings>Performance Settings - Made sure Show Thumbnails instead of icons is check.

Going through every folder and making sure in folder options that always show icons, never thumbnails was unchecked. I have tried numerous different scenarios.

I even went and installed custom icons. That is why it now shows some icons. Before it showed no icons at all.

I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to settings in windows and have been running Windows 7 since it came out. If anybody knows anything else I can try, please let me know.

Thanks
You could try the following;

To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Close all open windows if a Close Open Programs Interaction dialog box is displayed.
Verify the Max Cached Icons registry value that locates in the following registry subkey equals to 4096:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Delete IconCache.db that locates in the following path:
Windows XP - %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
Windows Vista or Windows 7 - %userprofile%\AppData\Local.

OR

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3606-shortcut-arrow-change-remove-restore.html

HTH
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry tried all of those and still the same.

I didn't have the Max Cached Icons key so I made it. No change..

Something has to be blocking the icons..
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17 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codlink View Post
Sorry tried all of those and still the same.

I didn't have the Max Cached Icons key so I made it. No change..

Something has to be blocking the icons..
Have you checked for any recent Windows Updates? Sometimes an update can cause peculiar behavior.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I have updates recently.. Probably every few days... Bad part is that last time I updated Windows, there was like 20 of them. I may see if I can go back and see what updates were installed..

Good idea, thanks
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