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Windows 7: Photo thumbnails in Explorer won't update after photo altered

05 Aug 2012   #1
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 
Photo thumbnails in Explorer won't update after photo altered

Explorer won't update thumbnails after I alter a photo, for example by rotating sideways photos (that is, permanently rotating, using a photo editor program), or by cropping.

How do I get the thumbnails to update?

This is happening for all photos (not just certain ones).

I have tried:

- View > Refresh

- Copying the photos to a new folder and renaming them. Even if a photo has been drastically cropped, the thumbnail is still showing the original, whole one - that is, it's showing parts of the file that DON'T EVEN EXIST

- Entirely disabling the thumbnail cache: Group Policy Editor > 'Turn off caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files'. This *must* force Windows to redraw the thumbnail - but it doesn't!

- Restarting computer after each of the above steps

Win 7 Pro, 64 bit. Photos are jpegs from a new digital camera.


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05 Aug 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats a strange issue ,
try a sfc scan for now until someone who may know comes by.
run it 3 times, good luck!
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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06 Aug 2012   #3
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try a sfc scan for now until someone who may know comes by.
run it 3 times, good luck!
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
OK, thanks. Did the scan three times. It didn't find anything.
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06 Aug 2012   #4
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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06 Aug 2012   #5
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evil Nemesis View Post
OK, thanks. Tried it, didn't do anything.
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08 Aug 2012   #6
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

did you tried the .bat file ? and restarting your pc after that ?
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08 Aug 2012   #7
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evil Nemesis View Post
did you tried the .bat file ? and restarting your pc after that ?
I haven't tried that. I don't know what it is.
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09 Aug 2012   #8
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Check this link Icon Cache - Rebuild

it has a .bat file that you can download and run safely, try that and then restart your pc.
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13 Aug 2012   #9
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evil Nemesis View Post
Check this link Icon Cache - Rebuild

it has a .bat file that you can download and run safely, try that and then restart your pc.
OK thanks. It'll be a while before I can try this...
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