I can't view some pictures in my pictures as thumbnails and get message 'no preview available' when I try to open picture. The picture is there somewhere because I can see it in google desktop, it seems an attribute is missing in these pictures. I can view other pictures OK as thumbnails and in picture viewer. Whathave I done to the affected pictures. Rick
Thanks Goffer23 & Feb - I Still can't view files even after refreshing. I have viewed and worked with these pictures before but I must have done something to them as I now can't view, print or do anything with them. Yet they are there when I search for them in Google Desktop a small previe comes up.
Hi Goofer23 - I'm opening the files from my dic and then my pics. I view as thumbnail but doen't see the thumbnail of the picture. I just see a 'thumbnail with a shaded orande logo' which looks like a sea sunsetscene . if I right click 'open with' I can choose 'MS picture it or windows picture & fax viewer' etc but when I click to view in one of the appropriate programmes it opens but I get a message 'no preview available' If I serch for the picure I get similar results. Even when I can see the4 picture in google desktop and click to open the picture I get the same 'no preview available. All affected picture have the same 'modified date' of Sept 1st. I tried going back to a recovery point before that date but with no luck. I just can't think what I did on Sept 1st ! Thanks for your input so far.
a)Did you get anywhere with doing a search and seeing detail of file sizes? The reason for re-asking is to see whether your actual pic files are present on your HD or 'by disc' do you mean they are on a CD?
b)Have you got an image editor and have you tried opening them from that?
Yep done the search and seen file size and there is deffinaitely a large file there on HDD. The pictures I can't see are in the HDD. I only managed to copy some pictures to CD. I think it was during this process that it all went wrong. I have tried editing the image but again I get no preview available. It's annoying because I can see the actual picture via google desktop! I've even tied emailing the picture tomyself and still no good. I can still download pictures from my camera and all is well. It's just this batch of pictures I tried to save to CD I can see and of course they are the ones I need most! - Thanks again
Unfortunately I don't have enough knowledge about thumbnail creation. One thing you might try if feb's idea doesn't work is to try opening one of your rogue pics and save it under a different file name in 'My Pictures' and then try refreshing the thumbnail from there.