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#1 masaro

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:50 AM

I noticed recently that all the icon thumbnails in programs (Corel, Adobe CS3) are all showing up as the generic broken link icon (a page with 3 shapes of different colors whereas should be the actual icon from the specific programs). I also noticed that in my music folders all the albums had a pile of thumbnails everywhere in each individual folder also there's this "thumbs.db" file showing up in each individual folder.

I'm a little bit confused as in what had happened and would like to know how to resolve it. I suspect is something to do with the registry error.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:58 AM

Can you show us a screen shot of these icons?

Edited by dc3, 23 February 2009 - 06:09 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:37 AM

Attached File  Untitled_1.jpg   56.82KB   26 downloads

The above is a screen shot from one of my application....that broken pic icon always pop up in other software applications too.

Attached File  Untitled_2.jpg   125.29KB   20 downloads

The above thumbs are from my music folders but I don't understand why they just pilling up outside the folders...



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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

the files in the second screen shot are actually "hidden" files. It is Album Art possibly for music on your computer. there is a way to rehide them. From my computer. tools. folder options. under the view tab make sure "do not show hidden files" is clicked.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

What rbf said is also correct; or you might have downloaded them automatically with iTunes or Windows Media Player.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:09 AM

Ah....I see....perfect.

I think what happened was recently I lost the "Folder Options" and hence the change.

But with the broken thumbs situation with alot of my applications can someone help me with that please?

The only thing I can think of I did recently might had caused that was about a month ago I ran this one program called "Uniblue Registry Cleaner" and I only used it since it was endorsed by Microsoft (maybe that doesn't mean much nowadays.....) but I can say after that abunch of stuff like this broken thumbs starting happened. Since then I had uninstalled the program....

Any help would be much appreciated....

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:15 AM

Try doing a System Restore, choose a date prior to this problem.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.
The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:44 PM

but does that mean I will loose alot of the data I had gotten after the restorable date?

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:22 PM

No, a System Restore will not result in any loss of data.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:40 PM

Another thing to try if you're having icon problems is to rebuild the icon cache. In XP you can achieve this by changing the display to a different color depth then back again.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:15 AM

Another thing to try if you're having icon problems is to rebuild the icon cache. In XP you can achieve this by changing the display to a different color depth then back again.



How do you do that?

I did some digging and found out it probably is something to do the registry issue. Is there any easier way than System Restore?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:29 AM

System restore is very simple, it's nothing to be intimidated by.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:15 AM

Another thing to try if you're having icon problems is to rebuild the icon cache. In XP you can achieve this by changing the display to a different color depth then back again.


How do you do that?

Change the color depth? In the display properties/settings if the color depth is at a typical 24bit or 32bit setting, reduce it to a lower option eg 16bit, click Apply, then change it back to the original setting. See if it has any effect on the problem.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:40 AM

Another thing to try if you're having icon problems is to rebuild the icon cache. In XP you can achieve this by changing the display to a different color depth then back again.


How do you do that?

Change the color depth? In the display properties/settings if the color depth is at a typical 24bit or 32bit setting, reduce it to a lower option eg 16bit, click Apply, then change it back to the original setting. See if it has any effect on the problem.



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