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    Lost thumbnails (Vista Ultimate SP1)

    I have lost my thumbnails. When I open a folder containing pictures, any picture extension, I get the attached view. How do I restore the thumbnails? I have tried all the combinations I can think of.

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    Re: Lost thumbnails (Vista Ultimate SP1)

    Just for fun look at the thread from <post:=643,388>post 643,388</post:>. It is miles long, and we never did get the answer in that mess. There have been other threads since then, so a search might be in order. (There is an explanation and an answer, but I can't think of it myself at the moment.)

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    Re: Lost thumbnails (Vista Ultimate SP1)

    Thanks for the link. I looked at the posts and had an epiphany.

    I have fixed it. It was really simple.

    Go into Start > Pictures
    Click the "Organize" Dropdown and click "Folder and Search Options"
    Under the "General" tab click "Show Previews and Filters"
    Under the "View" tab, make sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED. I also CHECKED "Display file icon on thumbnails", for non-image files.
    Click "Apply" then "OK"

    I think this was changed using one of those 'tweak vista' programs when I probably said to optimise the GUI for speed although I can't be certain. Anyway, it's fixed and that's all that counts.

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    Re: Lost thumbnails (Vista Ultimate SP1)

    I added a link to the thread at <post:=643,388>post 643,388</post:> for this FIX.

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    Re: Lost thumbnails (Vista Ultimate SP1)

    Thank you for posting your solution. That was an excellent bit of work.

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