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1answer
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Is there such a concept as “dead thumbnails” in Windows?

I realised that in disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) there is an item "Thumbnails": Windows keeps a copy of all of your picture, video, and document thumbnails so they can be displayed quickly when ...
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2answers
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How can I delete the thumbnail cache?

I would be very thankful for advice on how to delete the thumb cache files in Windows Vista without a reboot. They are stored in this folder: ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does my windows explorer not show thumbnails?

When I used to open a file with photos I used to get very useful thumbnails, now I only get icons. How do I change it back? I have checked the file properties and it is set to Photos and movies...
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3answers
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High-res icon in Windows Vista alt-tab thumbnail preview?

I have customized my alt-tab screen with the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AltTab] "OverlayIconPx"=dword:00000040 "MaxThumbSizePx"=dword:00000100 ...
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1answer
495 views

How can I decrease the size of Thumbs.db files?

I don't want to disable Thumbs.db files created by Windows, I just want to make the thumbnails be viewed in smaller size and even in worse quality. Is there a way to do that?
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1answer
240 views

Show picture of choice as folder thumbnail

I have lots of folders full of images from family events and it seems vista picks the worst one to show me whats in there. I usually cant tell from the image what the set is and some folders have ...
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1answer
3k views

Picture thumbnails gone on Vista after installing Windows Live Photo Gallery

After installing Windows Live Photo Gallery on my Vista x64 box I've lost picture preview and thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Only the Photo Gallery "flower" image thumbnail shows for all images types ...
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4answers
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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6answers
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How can I suppress those annoying Thumbs.db files in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

In Windows XP, there used to be a folder setting like "Do not cache thumbnails." I can't seem to find something similar for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and every folder on my network containing a ...