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Thumbnail Preview Fix for Pictures in Folders

Are you having trouble viewing your thumbnails for .jpg, .jpeg and .bmp images. After installing some photo editing programs your thumbnails can become corrupt and cause your system to crash when opening a folder or previewing the folder is very slow to refresh the thumbnails.


It isn't possible to restore the thumbnail functionality by simply changing the association back to one of the standard Windows graphics programs. The thumbnail images are displayed using a Windows feature called a "shell extension". The loss of the association with this extension can only be repaired by direct modification of the Registry.


The way to fix the thumbnails is to use a quick and easy download registry fix just download and run the file and allow it to write to the registry to repair the thumbnail previewing and stop explorer crashing.