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Recently I copied few photos from my digi cam to my laptop. And what i found was, in Thumbnail view, the Image preview on the photos are different from the actual file.

i.e consider if the Image preview on a file is image of a Forest, on Opening the file in Windows Fax viewer i get image of a Seashore(Both images of seashore and forest are present in that folder).

The Actual image is that of a seashore. But in image preview i'm getting different images.

How to get rid of this.? It is really annoying. I open a file expecting a image and it turns out to be a different image. Thanks in advance

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It seems that it'll be related with thumbs.db. This file is a cache of the thumbnail pictures in a directory. You can get rid of this file for fixing.

Alternatively, you should use Picasa instead of that default windows picture viewer.

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Thanks.. actually while copying the photos, i replaced the existing thumbs.db with the new thumbs.db. –  SyncMaster Apr 5 '10 at 10:50

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