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Windows 7: Video Thumbnails

08 Feb 2011   #1
DJSEVEN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Video Thumbnails

Hello Forum,

My system is currently not showing video files as thumbnail images in any folder(s), just the default AVI, WMV, MPEG icons. Picture files such as JPEG, GIF, display the thumbnail image of the given picture just fine.
Has anyone expierienced this quirk, does anyone know how to get the thumbnail image(s) back for video files?

Thanks in advance!


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08 Feb 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi DJSEVEN and welcome to sevenforums,

you could try rebuilding the icon cache and rebooting.

let us know if that helped.
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08 Feb 2011   #3
DJSEVEN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Video Thumbnails

..Thanks for the timely reply Micky,

I followed your suggestion and rebuilt my Icon Cache, but this did not correct my problem ...any other suggestions will be welcomed!
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08 Feb 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you did reboot?

if that didn't work, try Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations

download, unzip and run the avi link, reboot, and see if that worked.
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09 Feb 2011   #5
DJSEVEN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Video Thumbnails

...yes Mickey, I did reboot, but with no results.

I also tryed to Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations for AVI, MPEG, & WMV associations as recommended, but this also did not help.

Once again I appreciate your help w/ this problem, but unless there is any other cures, I may just go back to my last restore point.

Thanks Again!
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09 Feb 2011   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

Hopefully there's some help here for you in this tutorial DJSeven: Visual Effects Settings - Change

To see Video Thumbnails as Thumbnails not Icons:
From the Start Menu open the Control Panel (All Items vew), and click on the Performance Information and Tools icon. Click on the Advanced tools link in the left blue pane.

Click on the 'Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows' link, then close this window afterwards.

Choose the desired settings from the Visual Effects settings.

Check: “Show Thumbnails instead of icons”

Also: Open Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, then click the "View" tab and make sure "Always show icons not thumbnails" is UNchecked.
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09 Feb 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you tried deleting the thumbnail cache to force explorer to redo them?

Also, if you have these video in the "My Videos" folder or any other folder included in the library, letting WMP create the thumbs might help.
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10 Feb 2011   #8
DJSEVEN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Video Thumbnails

Once again I thank all of you for your help / support,

Imperfect1, I have run through the scenarios that you suggested, but with no success.

Wishmaster, I have not tried 'deleting the thumbnail cache' at this point, nor am I familiar with this process. Would you please explain this process?

Thanks Again to All!
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10 Feb 2011   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJSEVEN View Post
Once again I thank all of you for your help / support,

Imperfect1, I have run through the scenarios that you suggested, but with no success.

Wishmaster, I have not tried 'deleting the thumbnail cache' at this point, nor am I familiar with this process. Would you please explain this process?

Thanks Again to All!
Click your StartOrb
And in the search box just type: Disk

The first result should be Disk Cleanup.

Select that, and run it.
When you are given the option for what to cleanup, make sure Thumbnails are check. In fact, I would just check everything.
Then run it.

After its done, open your video folder and see if it will make thumbs.



This may not help. But, I only suggest it because I have had times where thumbs were just a black box. And this fixed it for me.
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10 Feb 2011   #10
DJSEVEN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Video Thumbnails

Wishmaster,

Followed your 'Disk Cleanup' proceedure, and again, no change. I guess I can't understand why JPEG / GIF thumbnails look fine, and just the video WMV, AVI, etc. thumbnails are affected. Looking at the properties of these thumbnails / files, Windows Media Player is the defalt viewing program.... Frustrating!
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