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Windows 7: Picture Library Not Showing Pictures

11 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Picture Library Not Showing Pictures

Not sure how to explain this but when I used to open my picture library I would be able to see my pictures. Even in the folders I would be able to see what was in them. Now I just have the same generic image. I have attached pics so maybe I can get some help here :)

I am not sure if it is related to my Carbonite Backup or not, somehow I don't think so because it just happened recently.

I really would like to get it fixed & was wondering if it might be a system files issue. I have Windows 7 home premium 32 bit. Please let me know if there is any other infor I need to post here . . Thanks much, JoLyn

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Picture Library Not Showing Pictures-picturelibrary1.jpg Picture Library Not Showing Pictures-picturelibrary2.jpg 
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11 Apr 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello JoLynW, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It appears that your thumbnail previews are disabled. Check each option in the tutorial below to see if one them may be able to enable them again for you.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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11 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Wow thanks a bunch!! It was the first one in folder options . . wonder how that got changed??

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11 Apr 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome JoLyn. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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06 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Lost icon photos in photo libery

Thanks it worked open picture top right go to organize then folder and search options press view and on tick Always show icons never thunbnail. Thanks again worked a treat.
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22 May 2014   #6

Just a thank you

I know this is old but wanted to add this still works in Windows 8 and 8.1. Created an account just to say thank you!
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22 May 2015   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It worked for me too using Windows 7 Home Premium.
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22 Jul 2015   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
Performance!! That's what changed it!

Thank You so much,I actually created an account just to thank you and comment for others having my problem.
For a while now I had no thumbnails showing for my photos and I had followed all the steps I found on various sites to see what caused it. However it wasn't until I read the part where you showed Option 2 where you show "Performance Options" that I remembered changing my computer's settings when things were getting really bogged down. So I set them to "Adjust for Best Performance" which obviously turned off the thumbnails!

You can imagine how hard it is to organize photos or find one when you have to click on every single one to see what it is.

Again thanks!!
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