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How to disable auto thumbnails rotation in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a nice feature that it rotates thumbnails of images if they captured vertically. but sometimes it's pesky. How can be this feature disabled? For example (ignore the language):
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display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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Thumbnails for audio files just like in Unity?

I really like Unity audio thumbnails. Is there any way I can preview audio files like this in Windows explorer or Total Commander ?
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1answer
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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2answers
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Prevent thumbnail in folder icon, Third party tool allowed

When I disable thumbnail preview, I like my folder icon, but I also lose photo preview. How can I get the folder icon like second one along with having photo preview in thumbnail? I compromised ...
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1answer
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No thumbnails for files on the network in Windows 8 explorer

I have a fresh Windows 8 machine which I just unwrapped, but after moving all of my files to a NAS box I have lost all thumbnails in explorer. I browse to the folder and all my JPEGs just have a ...
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0answers
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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2answers
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Disable thumbnailing on a per folder basis

I have a folder that contains 20 Gigabytes of precious gif images. When I open this folder my computer slows to a halt. Does anybody know of a way to prevent Windows 8 from making thumbnails for ...
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1answer
609 views

Windows Explorer not showing film frame for .mp4

Anyone knows what part of registry is related to this film frame? I installed and uninstalled mp4box, avidemux, YAMB try to set default aspect ratios but failed, and now I have a new problem.
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2answers
686 views

show .jps 3d image file thumbnails in folders on windows 7 x64

A .jps file is a 3d image file which in reality is a jpg with leftright images joined (JPEG Stereoscopic) Months ago i found a registry hack for windows that enabled explorer to show the thumbnails ...
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1answer
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Custom video icon for a single video file in windows 7 file explorer

Recently I found a video on the net ( a .mp4 file), and when I had it on my computer with Windows7, I noticed its thumbnail was not the average windows 7 video thumbnail (which looks like a piece of ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 explorer thumbnails stop loading

So my thumbnails in explorer work fine when I restart my computer, however, eventually they stop loading. Even the preview pane will no longer update... for any type of file. And occasionally the ...
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0answers
141 views

Win+E vs explorer command - the difference?

The background is that I wanted Windows Explorer to remember file / folder icons position in thumbnail view in one specific folder. As I often use Total Commander to browse through the files, I've ...
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1answer
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Thumbnail view freezes in windows XP explorer

When I try load on an XP machine Thumbnail view of folder that has few hundred (over 200 hundred) PDFs and JPGs in it, the I get explorer window that is not responding. It is fine if there only few ...
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6answers
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How to get SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

I can open them in browser just OK, but how can I have thumbnails in the Windows Explorer? Edit: I installed Renesis Player as suggested by this answer, but it does not work for me, probably because ...
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0answers
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching [duplicate]

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
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1answer
1k views

How would I create a thumbnailer for Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm not having much luck figuring out how Windows Explorer thumbnail icons are generated, or how to modify it. Is it just a matter of configuring a program to spit out thumbnail images (like ...
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1answer
1k views

Better video thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

Are there any Windows Explorer extensions that allow the preview thumbnails to be more than just static images? The preview generation in XP is based on the first frame, which is completely useless ...
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4answers
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Windows Explorer crashes whenever I view a folder with an MP4 (H.264) video file in 'Large Icons' view (shows thumbnails)

Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H.264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, ...
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2answers
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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3answers
541 views

Explorer image thumbnail association

Is there a way to add new file types to Windows explorer thumbnail view? I have some files that are simply images with a non-standard extention (don't ask!) - is there any way to tell Explorer that ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Canon RAW (CR2) codec for Windows 7 x64

I have a Canon DSLR, and I shoot in RAW. I have no problem viewing and editing the pictures using Picasa or Lightroom, but I would like to have the pictures thumbnails in Windows Explorer, and to be ...
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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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Disable thumbnails in Windows XP?

Background I regularly use Windows Explorer to browse my drives and data, and I notice little freezes and hiccups at times. It's especially noticeable when browsing local or network folders with lots ...
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1answer
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objects don't snap in browser window

I've recently upgraded from XP Pro to Windows7 Pro - In XP Pro (and previous OS versions) you could move Thumbnails around in a window and they would snap/shuffle up/re-order themselves and be ...
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3answers
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Automatically generate thumbnails for all subfolders of a directory in Windows 7?

Is there some way to get explorer to generate thumbnails without actually having to navigate and scroll through every folder? All I could get was a command prompt script that would load an explorer ...
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1answer
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How to generate thumbnails for less common video containers (mkv, ogm, mp4, flv, rmvb and mov) in windows 7 explorer? [duplicate]

So how to generate thumbnails for these containers? I know that the install of "DivX Plus Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7" does it for MKV. But I think that only some registry changes are really ...
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Windows 7: Image thumbnails fail to appear

All right, I've got a pretty strange one here. Since I installed Windows 7 on this machine some time ago, image thumbnails have never worked properly. For the vast majority of images, they ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Is it possible to “preload” all thumbs.db files in a directory?

Kind of a weird question I guess :p Was just curious to if there is a way I can preload all thumbs.db files in directory (and its sub-directories) so that when I visit those folders later in explorer ...