Thumbnails show wrong pictures


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Guest

After doing some editing (i.e., editing names of items in folder) all of a
sudden, the picture displayed in the Thumbnail, is different than the actual
JPEG picture of the file. This is not machine related as it happens on all
three computers; one notebook running XP Pro (SP2); one Desktop running XP
Pro (SP2); one desktop running XP Home (pre-SP2).

This seems to be a Windows Explorer related problem.

Q. Is there a fix for it ?

Tnx.
Massey Ferguson
 
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WTC

Massey Ferguson said:
After doing some editing (i.e., editing names of items in folder) all of
a
sudden, the picture displayed in the Thumbnail, is different than the
actual
JPEG picture of the file. This is not machine related as it happens on
all
three computers; one notebook running XP Pro (SP2); one Desktop running
XP
Pro (SP2); one desktop running XP Home (pre-SP2).

This seems to be a Windows Explorer related problem.

Q. Is there a fix for it ?
Delete the hidden "thumb.db" file in the folder containing your pictures.
You will need to go into the Folder options and select "show hidden files
and folders" and possibly uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" to
view hidden files.
 
G

Guest

William,

Much Appreciated. That Fixed it. Deleted .db file; closed folder; re-opened
folder and thumbs now agree with JPEGs ... and I have a new .db file in the
folder.

I suppose that the problem occurs because of making changes to the file
names in the folder and the .db file doesn't see the changes.

Seems to me that a better design would have the .db file see changes and
edit itself invisibley.

Perhaps someday!

Tnx
Massey Ferguson
 
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W

WTC

You're welcome Massey.

The .db files are a database for the thumbnails in the folder and probably
did not recognize the changes you have made. If this happens again you could
use the "Refresh Thumbnail" in the picture properties and see if that fixes
the thumbnail before deleting the "thumb.db" file.
 

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