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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.

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This is still a duplicate of the other question. It presents the same problem. Just because the answer to that question didn't work for you does not change that. Instead of opening multiple duplicates, do everything you can to support the original question. – Joel Coehoorn Jan 12 '12 at 21:21
Well i tried pointing out that that answer isnt working for me, but that got deleted too... That was the first thing i tried. – anyone Jan 12 '12 at 21:22
Again - that is what should happen. What you need to do is encourage new answers to the original question. You can do this by providing your own answer to add any new information you learn in researching this yourself, or by adding a bounty to the question if you can earn enough reputation here, both of which will bump that question back to the top of the active list. – Joel Coehoorn Jan 12 '12 at 21:26
Problem is, i dont have answers, just a question, wich it seems im not allowed to ask. – anyone Jan 12 '12 at 21:28
If you've already tried what's in the other answers, and it's not working for you, that's IMHO okay. What you shouldn't do however is post another question when an older one's of yours was closed. Note that it's "closed", not "deleted" and can always be reopened. You should have explained why it's not a duplicate and flagged it for a moderator to have it reopened (since a moderator also closed it). And please, don't swear. Thanks. – slhck Jan 13 '12 at 0:01

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