The TIFF bug has been around for years: The system freezes for minutes when going near large (above 700 MB - 1 GB) TIFF files with layers and compression. Microsoft doesn't seem to be able to fix this for Windows 7 64 bit.
I would like to know if there is a possible workaround. Sure I could just disable the whole thumbnailing, but I don't want that. For the files it actually works with, it's very practical. So can I somehow exclude just the TIF files from the thumbnail creation process?
I have read Huge TIFF file bogs down Explorer thumbnail generation , but it does not work for me because I already don't have that ShellEx entry in my registry. I can't delete it an entry that doesn't exist. The other question is also about deactivating the thumbnails globally, which I don't want.