Images and Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

  bathjobby 17:55 09 Dec 2004

Anyone know the relationship between an image file and its thumbnail ? I'd assumed that the file was read and the thumbnail dynamically created when I select to view with Thumbnail or Slideshow option. The point being that I have a file which only about 5% of the image shows in the thumbnail but the image file is intact and can be fully 'previewed' or viewed. Any ideas ? N.B. it is almost 47mb in size but I have others larger than that which don't exhibit this 'problem'. More of a nusiance than anything but curious to understand. Have refreshed the image file from another source (CD) but still the same. Thumbnail of CD is ok.

  Dorsai 18:46 09 Dec 2004


Right click on the thumbnail in question, and from the menu try the 'refresh thumbnail' option, and see if this helps.

If that does not help, open the containing folder, locate the file called 'thumbs.db' and delete it. close the folder and re-open it.


  bathjobby 23:15 09 Dec 2004

The refresh thumbnail (I didn't know it existed) fixed it. Many thanks for your response.

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