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#1 genthore

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:44 PM

So recently I noticed that every time I save a file to my pictures folder it takes like 15 seconds for it to close once I click "save"
there arent that many files in it and I dont know why it is doing this all of a sudden- I ran a virus scan and spyware scan and it came back clean'
using explorer 8 and windows XP sp3
I tried defragging hd- ran CCleaner- I dont know what else to try- any suggestions would be helpful
thanks in advance

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:18 AM

1) Open a command window (Start->Run, type in 'cmd' hit enter)
2) To remove image preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
3) Restart computer

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:35 AM

Thanks so much - I dont know what exactly that did - but it worked great.
I don't get it- why it never used to do that but started to all of a sudden . I am just glad it doesn't happen anymore.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

I'm glad, it helped :thumbsup:
What happens, Windows tries to load preview for every image located in that folder. When you add more and more images there, it takes more and more time for Windows to render all previews.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:08 PM

I'm glad, it helped :thumbsup:
What happens, Windows tries to load preview for every image located in that folder. When you add more and more images there, it takes more and more time for Windows to render all previews.



Just to add to this, there is a file called thumbs.db which is a file where all thumbnail views of images are cached and stored to make it easier for windows to display images via thumbnail view aka small or large icon a small icon. Every now and then that file can get corrupted, and would need to be rebuilt. So it is my guess that by unregistering the view preview image file then the thumbs.db file is taken out of the question.

I am wondering if after the reboot the file gets re-registered and everything is kosher with the thumbs.db.

Also good work Broni.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

regsvr32 command works only on OLE controls, like DLL and ActiveX Controls, like OCX, so thumbs.db file is not in the picture.

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