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Explorer displays 'wrong' thumbnails


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bartnoel

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Just came back from vacation, put 300 odd pictures on my computer, messed around with it a bit (naming, order etc) and voila...: when you see the tumbnails of the pictures (in explorer) and you double click them (only the last ones I just put on there, all previous couple of thousand have no problems) an entirely different picture (from the same folder) opens...

How did I manage to do that? More importantly: how can I make sure that the thumbnail I see is indeed the one of the picture? I tried to 'refresh', but that didn't work.

Thanks for some feedback.
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Each picture folder has a database file called THUMBS.DB which can become corrupted. First go to Control Panel/Folder Options and disable (uncheck) the option to "Hide protected operating system files".
Now go into the folder which is misbehaving and simply delete THUMBS.DB

Windows will automatically create a new one
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I was already hoping it was something simple as that! It's working fine now, with my thanks!
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