Hi All, would love some help with this - in theory - easy problem. It's just that I've tried all the solutions that my Google-Fu skills have turned up, and nothing seems to be working for me.
The issue is this: Essentially when I open a folder with photos in it, I only see jpg icons. I do not see the thumbnails of the photos.
Some weird things that are happening: When I change the view from large icons to medium icons, nothing special happens besides the icon images getting smaller. But when I change BACK from medium to large, I briefly see the correct thumbnails, and as I watch the icon image literally loads over the thumbnails one by one. Essentially I have to sit there and cry as I watch all my thumbnails disappear and turn into useless icons. If I try this a second time in the same folder, nothing special happens anymore. I simply see the icon image.
I've made sure that clicking "organize->folder and search options->view (tab)->Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.
I've made sure that clicking "start->control panel->system->advanced system settings->settings (under performance)->Show thumbnails instead of icons is CHECKED
I've run disk cleanup and cleaned up my thumbnail cache.
I've downloaded a "Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache.bat" file from a different forum and run that several times.
And yet, I still only see icons.
I will admit that the pictures I am trying to view are on an external hard drive, but I do have a couple photos on my desktop that are also only showing icons instead of thumbnails.
Anybody out there have any ideas what could be happening? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!