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Thumbnail Views Not Displayed for Some File Types


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Symptoms

When you enable Thumbnail view for your folders and configure Windows Explorer or My Computer to be viewed as a Web page, the Thumbnail images for some file types may not be displayed.

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Cause

This behavior can occur if you remove and re-create the file association for a file type. The registry entry that is used by the Windows Desktop Update component to display Thumbnail images is not updated properly when you re-create the file association.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods:
  • Reinstall the Windows Desktop Update component. For information about removing and installing the Windows Desktop Update component, click the following article to view it in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    165695 How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update
  • Click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
    regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01 for Windows 95, and in Windows 98.

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More information

For additional information about Thumbnail view, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176882 How to Enable the Thumbnail View for Folders in Windows Explorer

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Properties

Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.

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Keywords: kbgraphic, kbprb, kbui, KB178746

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Article Info
Article ID : 178746
Revision : 6
Created on : 6/5/2007
Published on : 6/5/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 372