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#1 johngew

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:56 AM

In transferring my photo albums to a new HD, I lost Picture Tasks, and whilst I was able to reset this function thru View/Customise this Folder, I find that "Tiles" and "Icons" appear as small thumbnails, whilst the thumbnails themselves appear at one quarter size of normal. By clicking refresh they will spring to normal size. Also the pictures (depending of number in a folder) take much longer to load. My OS is Windows XP Professional. The problem does not relate to the new HD, as it also exists in Documents/My Pictures. I would appreciate your advice how to fix. John.

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:34 PM

Try looking for a file called THUMBS.DB in every picture folder that's affected. Delete it, close the folder window, then re-open. Windows will create a new THUMBS.DB file when you choose to view as thumbnails again. Hopefully that will cure the problem. The old file may have been corrupted. NOTE: you will have to set Folder Options (Control Panel) to show 'Hidden Files and Folders' in order to see THUMBS.DB




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