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Windows 7: Thumbnails and preview messed up

15 Jun 2010   #1

Thumbnails and preview messed up


If you look at the attached picture, you see how a folder with pictures looks like when I open it. A few random thumbnails get loaded, but mostly they donīt.

I have tried running disk cleanup and deleted my thumbnail cache but it didnīt help. A few months ago I did however follow a guide which was supposed to stop windows from clearing the thumbnail cache automatically, so that one didnīt have to wait so long when opening a folder with lots of pictures. Could this be what is messing with the thumbs? I canīt remember what the guide made me change though.

Thanks for answers.

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15 Jun 2010   #2


Found the solution myself. For future reference:

go to user/xxx/appdata/local/microsoft/windows/ and right click on the folder "explorer". Go to the security tab, advanced and change permissions. Make sure that no delete/rewrite permissions are set to "deny".
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hmm.. seems like an odd solution.. glad to hear that fixed it for ya though!!
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Thanks for returning to post your solution, Ekenryd! We appreciate you taking the time. Glad you got it fixed.


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