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Windows 7: Thumbnails Disappear and Regenerate

23 Mar 2012   #1
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 
Thumbnails Disappear and Regenerate

It's not a particularly huge issue for me, but it has definitely got me wondering lately. I have two separate internal hard drives for media in my machine. One hard drive (G is for photos I've taken and the other (F is for unrelated photos/videos. Lately I've noticed that after I've dump a large amount of photos into G: (32-64GB of photos), if I later revisit the F: drive to peruse photos/videos, the thumbnails have all disappeared and start regenerating. Nothing has changed on the system other than loading a bunch of RAW camera files onto G:. Any idea what's going on here? It's not terribly frustrating, just slightly annoying at times when I don't want to spend time waiting for tons of GB's of files to regenerate thumbnails.

On a side note, I've also noticed that sometimes my RAW camera files (.CR2's) will have thumbnails. The vast majority are not thumbnailed, yet there are a few here and there that are. Weird.


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23 Mar 2012   #2
dsperber

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

Are the two folders containing the photos on the two drives defined in your "Pictures Library"?

I think this regeneration of thumbnails may be tied to Windows Media Center and the Library system, and what WMC seems to do on a regular basis.

I know that the "A" flag on video files seems to get set ON (even though I haven't touched those videos myself) when the containing folder is defined as part of the "Videos Library", and I think this is somehow tied to creating thumbnails for those videos as part of WMC's functionality.

Just speculating.

I myself do not use Libraries, since I don't start off using Explorer when I want to play music, watch videos, or view pictures. I start by opening the specific program I'm going to be using for that purpose, and browse for input using the "browser" capability of that program.
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23 Mar 2012   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

All of the photos in the folder on G: are in My Pictures library, but none of the files/folders on F: are included in any library. Good idea, though, and you may be on to something, whether or not it relates to this.
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