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    All of the thumbnails have a placeholder image!

    I'm trying to figure out how to make thumbnails work in Windows 7.

    The help panel says:

    1. Click to open the Pictures library.

    2. In the left pane, click the folder that contains the pictures you want to view.

    3. click the arrow next to the Views button, and then move the slider to change the size of the thumbnails.

    All of that works, except that every thumbnail is a picture of a seascape with a row of hills and a sky full of wispy white clouds.

    Windows 7 does this for all of my image files, which are PNGs in a directory that is not in the Pictures library. Likewise for the samples files that Microsoft put in the Pictures library.

    What must I do to make the thumbnails display something useful?

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    First open Windows Explorer and go to the folder you wish to see thumbnails and set up as shown:

    Thumbnails.jpg

    Under folder options check the following:

    Thumbnails2.jpg

    That should do it.
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    Thank you. Do you have any idea why M$ did this? They replaced something that was obvious and intuitive with a gotcha.

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    Not a clue. They must be smarter than me.
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