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Displaying thumbnails

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Displaying thumbnails

    How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening program
    rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps all
    the thumbnails to the nw icon.

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  2. #2


    Bill Condie Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails

    VIEWS doesn't work for you? Perhaps they all need to be in the Pictures
    folder . . . no, I still see thumbnails elsewhere


    "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > program
    > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > all
    > the thumbnails to the nw icon.



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  3. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails

    No 'Views' doesn't do what I'd expect - it changes the icon size or between
    List etc but there are no real thumbnails

    "Bill Condie" wrote:

    > VIEWS doesn't work for you? Perhaps they all need to be in the Pictures
    > folder . . . no, I still see thumbnails elsewhere
    >
    >
    > "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > > program
    > > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > > all
    > > the thumbnails to the nw icon.

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails

    Views just changes the icon sizes or organise lists etc. No real thumbnails
    are displayed anywhere

    "Bill Condie" wrote:

    > VIEWS doesn't work for you? Perhaps they all need to be in the Pictures
    > folder . . . no, I still see thumbnails elsewhere
    >
    >
    > "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > > program
    > > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > > all
    > > the thumbnails to the nw icon.

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Alan Simpson Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails

    You have to change a setting in Folder and Search Options. Click the
    Organize button in any folder and choose Folder and Search Options. Or click
    Start, type fol and click Folder Options. Then click the View tab in the
    dialog box. Clear the checkbox next to "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
    and click OK.


    "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > program
    > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > all
    > the thumbnails to the nw icon.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    =?Utf-8?B?U3BpcmVmbQ==?= Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails


    Thanks Alan! I'd actaully found that out while this forum was loadinng - I
    had felt pretty sure the problem was me all along. That's sorted, now onto
    Download Express and IE problems.................

    "Alan Simpson" wrote:

    > You have to change a setting in Folder and Search Options. Click the
    > Organize button in any folder and choose Folder and Search Options. Or click
    > Start, type fol and click Folder Options. Then click the View tab in the
    > dialog box. Clear the checkbox next to "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
    > and click OK.
    >
    >
    > "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > > program
    > > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > > all
    > > the thumbnails to the nw icon.

    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Bill Guest

    Re: Displaying thumbnails

    Thanks, Alan. I was having the same problem after upgrade from XP Pro to
    Windows Vista Business. I thought I was missing a utility. Now if I can
    just find an answer to my Photoshop CS2 problem...

    Have a good one.
    --
    Bill


    "Alan Simpson" wrote:

    > You have to change a setting in Folder and Search Options. Click the
    > Organize button in any folder and choose Folder and Search Options. Or click
    > Start, type fol and click Folder Options. Then click the View tab in the
    > dialog box. Clear the checkbox next to "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
    > and click OK.
    >
    >
    > "Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:565B6843-E8D1-4C4B-A18E-662584B30DB7@microsoft.com...
    > > How do I get Vista to display thumbnails of photo images? Ap present
    > > everywhere in the computer all thumbnails show an icon of the opening
    > > program
    > > rather than an actual thumbnail. This makes finding the right photo among
    > > thousands an absolute nightmare. Changing the opening program just swaps
    > > all
    > > the thumbnails to the nw icon.

    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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