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Nov
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asked NovaBackup 7.3 stopped working on Windows Server 2003, after years without issue
Nov
24
comment Change method / algorithm Windows uses to scale desktop wallpaper?
well, appreciate the thought, but was hoping there's a registry trick, or a replacement DLL, or something that will force windows to scale intelligently. I could do a photoshop action on the whole folder and save wallpaper-sized ones... but it will produce a few gigs of extra images.
Nov
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asked Change method / algorithm Windows uses to scale desktop wallpaper?
Sep
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Aug
25
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
The undocumented registry entries look promising. But I'm not sure of the format. All DWORDs? I can't seem to find anyone confirming that they work, I just now tried boosting the value for HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThumbnailCache\MaxCacheFileSize25‌​6 to 999999999 and letting it truncate to the normal maximum (65,535 I think). But when I revisit folders that are missing thumbnails, no change.
Aug
25
revised Chrome print dialogue often doesn't appear, when printing label+receipt combo on Fedex.com ship manager
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Aug
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comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
thanks for the suggestion. I checked out that reg. key and found lots of google results about it. I got conflicting reports on what format the reg. key should be in. I completely redid my original post... if you have the time maybe you could check it out.
Aug
16
revised Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
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Aug
15
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
I think fastpicture viewer is working fine because many CR2 thumbnails do show up. It's just that we're talking only 1% or 2% of all the CR2 files on my system. I'm wondering if it's this windows thumbnail limit I've read about while googling. One user claims windows stops caching thumbnails after about 7,500 of them.
Aug
15
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
@and31415 Ran SFC again, comes back 100% clean. I have CR2 files spread across 2 internal hard drives, and one external USB drive. The issue happens in all of them. I think we're barking up the wrong tree. I have read windows has some arbitrary limit on thumbnails. One guy posts that it stops caching after about 7,500 of them. I unfortunately do have more than that (by far). So if this limit cannot be broken then I dunno what to do short of maybe offloading them to another drive, clearing cache, and disconnecting that drive.
Aug
14
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
Afterwards, I installed Sagethumbs. It slightly changed the CR2 icon but failed to replace it with a thumbnail. It labels the CR2 file as an "EOS 1D Mark II" raw file which unfortunately is a camera from like 2006. So I don't think it's up to date on canon raws. Any other thoughts? Uninstall CCP just to be safe or does that seem like a dead end?
Aug
14
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
Hi, thanks for the suggestions. So far I tried a system restore which happens to offer only as far back as the morning of August 10th. I clicked "show more restore points" but got nothing. I ran the earliest restore point available and after the reboot I get "System Restore did not complete successfully" etc. It references failing to replace the file "C:\Windows" which is a lil vague. I tried a different restore point with the same result. I tried Revo Uninstalled, killed all traces of FastPictureViewer, but admit I forgot about CCP. In any case all thumbs for CR2s disappeared.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
@and31415 hi, thanks for the suggestions. No minidump folder. SFC found a corrupted file and fixed it. I then ran chkdsk and no errors found. I did find a bunch of errors under event viewer around the time it probably happened. They haven't returned since then. I copied just these errors to a text file but it came out with xml, kind of a pain to read? dropbox.com/s/fzbdrj83nsrjygz/creedorofl_error_log.txt
Aug
10
comment Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
@and31415 yes cleared thumbnail cache, yes same issue in another account. Also tried booting in safe mode and same issue.
Aug
10
asked Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently
Aug
10
answered Chrome print dialogue often doesn't appear, when printing label+receipt combo on Fedex.com ship manager
Aug
10
comment Chrome print dialogue often doesn't appear, when printing label+receipt combo on Fedex.com ship manager
@1990clb yes it did, possibly due to people complaining to fedex. I mentioned that chrome specifically was flaking out, they said they'd forward it to their tech team. About two weeks later, it started working, I get a print dialogue 100% of the time. Possibly chrome also updated quietly.
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