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Windows 7: Generic Icons on pictures

28 Jan 2015   #1
Yukon Bob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Generic Icons on pictures

When I open a folder with pictures in it (set to view as large icons) all I get is generic icons for each picture. Used to be able to see the actual pix on each one. How do I get back the picture instead of a generic?
Thanks for any help.

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28 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Hi Yukon Bob, welcome to the forum.

See this tutorial to make sure your settings for displaying thumbnails are correct.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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28 Jan 2015   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
In addition this is one of the follow up links you might try first,
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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29 Jan 2015   #4
Yukon Bob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Went thru the recommended site to do the regedit. Followed the instructions down to the "shell icons". My computer does NOT show "shell icons" in either the 32 or 64 bit side. My HP Pavilion is 64 bit.
I also cleared and reset the thumbnail cache.
Any other suggestions?
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