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Windows 7: Video preview issue

23 Sep 2010   #1
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
Video preview issue

My computer will no longer show previews in thumbnails for any video file except AVCHD. Any idea what's up?


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Put on a print screen of the issue
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yoshirocks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that Windows Media Player is the default program with all of it's associations set to open with it as well. Afterwards, see if they will show thumbnail previews.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Sep 2010   #4
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Windows media player is the default player for everything it will play. Note: I first noticed the problem when i redid my user account because my computer was freaking out. I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem. I made sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" was not checked, so this is really weird. Could I be missing system files or something? If I am, is there any way to recover them?
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23 Sep 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yoshirocks,

If you have thumbnail previews for your other files (ex: pictures, etc...), then download and merge the file extensions that does not display a thumbnail preview in the tutorial below to see if that may help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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23 Sep 2010   #6
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Didn't help.
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23 Sep 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You said that you redid your user account because your computer was freaking out. What was the issue there, and what did you do to redo your user account?
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24 Sep 2010   #8
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Well, a the issues were the computer would freeze randomly, the theme would change itself, and some programs would just not open no matter what else I tried. To redo the user account, I simply created a new account and moved all of my files to it and then deleted the old account.
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24 Sep 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could you go ahead and post a screenshot of this to see if it may be able to us ID what the problem might be?
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26 Sep 2010   #10
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Suddenly I have video previews for everything except Quicktime video. (Quicktime also used to show previews.) I didn't change any settings, so I don't know what happened. Here is a screenshot of what is happening now.


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