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How do I view image files as thumbnails?


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How do I view image files as thumbnails using My Computer?
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In Windows Explorer, click the "Views" Icon and select Thumbnails.

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That makes the first few image files appear as thumbnails. The rest of the image files show up as small icons inside a square.
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The rest of the pics are in another folder, open it up.
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The rest of the pics are in another folder, open it up.

Yep.

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All the image files are in the same folder. What often happens when I use Windows Explorer to view the folder contents is that the progress bar displays, "Extracting FILENAME.jpg" for a little while, then the message disappears leaving only the first few files (everything up to FILENAME) showing up as thumbnails.
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"Extracting FILENAME.jpg"


What.. are they zipped or compressed? Please do a screenshot of a file that wont show as thumbnail, and post it here.
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Windows Explorer screenshot

Image files up to "Ava Gardner.jpg" display as thumbnails, but the rest show up as an icon inside a box.

None of the files are compressed or zipped. It could be Explorer is trying to extract thumbnails from the "thumbs.db" file.
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If these jpeg images contain errors, Windows Explorer will have problems displaying the thumbnails as it could not make thumbnails of the images. This will even happen on a web page where images fail to appear as the jpeg images contains errors. I always know for sure when Photoshop refuses to open a jpeg after a drag and drop because it tells me it contains errors and can not be displayed. You could try opening the images not displaying using the application that made them and try re-saving under different conditions.

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