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Windows 7: Can't see album art in Windows Explorer, pls help

13 Nov 2011   #1
jk419

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Can't see album art in Windows Explorer, pls help

Guys pls help i can't see any album art in my windows explorer. I've searched for this everywhere and did everything out there but my problem isn't solved. Someone pls help. There is no problem in viewing album art in windows media player or any other audio players.
Pls help


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13 Nov 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello jk419
You will need to show Hidden Protected Operating System Files to view the album art in explorer - Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Danny
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13 Nov 2011   #3
Arc

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Moreover, by any chance, have you got your thumbnail preview disabled ?

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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13 Nov 2011   #4
jk419

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I've tried it both but no change.........
I want to see the album art embedded in the audio file in the thumbnail view not the album art.jpg.
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13 Nov 2011   #5
Arc

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Use Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor .

Open a music folder in it ... select all tracks .... at the left bottom there is album art box - click it and choose the album art .jpg file , and then save the changes by ctrl+s .

Otherwise, place all the tracks of a particular album in a particular folder, place the album are picture in that folder, and rename it as "Folder.jpg", not anything else like album art.jpg.
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13 Nov 2011   #6
koolkat77

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make sure your folder options are set as attached (unchecked "always show icons - never thumbnails") capture1 and then check and select more options to be seen in Large icons as in capture2 hope this helps
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13 Nov 2011   #7
jk419

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

the problem is still there...........i've tried everything. I'm have been using Mp3Tag for sometime, this problem with album art just started one day out of nowhere.
I can see the album art as in capture1 but when i enter the folder there is no art in thumbnail view - capture2


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13 Nov 2011   #8
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jk419 View Post
the problem is still there...........i've tried everything. I'm have been using Mp3Tag for sometime, this problem with album art just started one day out of nowhere.
I can see the album art as in capture1 but when i enter the folder there is no art in thumbnail view - capture2
get in the particular folder of the music you want & select them to be viewed in 'Tiles' as attached and see if it works?
edit : this is also supposed to work if you select them in thumbnail view
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14 Nov 2011   #9
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jk419 View Post
Guys pls help i can't see any album art in my windows explorer. I've searched for this everywhere and did everything out there but my problem isn't solved. Someone pls help. There is no problem in viewing album art in windows media player or any other audio players.
Pls help
Just in passing, you might look at this other thread and discussion which went on earlier this year, also dealing specifically with the "loss of and corrupt album art cache".

It actually devolved from from the initial thread subject into a discussion and "how-to" of a terrific replacement for (or at least a "supplement" for, if you're psychologically married to) Windows Media Player and Windows Explorer... namely Jaangle.

In fact, the basic music playing, organizing, etc., capabilities of Explorer and WMP are quite limited. If you are a serious music collector and really get enjoyment out of being able to play music on your PC, view album art that you worked very hard to collect, etc., then you should at least look into something else besides Windows Explorer.

And I strongly recommend Jaangle.

(p.s. - imbedding album art inside the tags of music file tags will or should certainly "work", assuming software players that are capable of making use of that imbedded album art in ID3, FLAC, APE, WMV, etc., tag formats. And certainly MP3Tag can manage that imbedded art. But if your music collection is organized along "\artist\album" boundaries, you might seriously consider NOT imbedding the album art in each track from each album (which obviously duplicates the same album art JPG into each of those tracks) but rather use the "external album art" approach. This "external" approach places a single external JPG image file into that album's folder... with the JPG specifically named "cover.jpg". Virtually every software player ever written can understand the notion of external "cover.jpg" in an album folder and use it when playing any music file within that album folder which does not have its own imbedded internal album art in the tag for that music file. Just a suggestion, for saving space caused by duplicated album art... if you already organize by \Artist\Album.)
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14 Nov 2011   #10
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As a try, you may change the .mp3 file association from Winamp to Windows Media Player.

Right click on any .mp3 file > Properties . In the window, Change the "Opens With" option to WMP.
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