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can't view thunbnails

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using windows ME...opened folder containing pic files which will no longer show thumbnails...it did up to 3 days ago...all i got was an empty square. I set files to open with 'viewer' which changed the empty square to one with the 'viewer' icon in it. I ran system restore, scan disk, defragment...negative results. how do i get my thumbnails back???
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I used to be able to single click on a jpg image file and on the left side of the screen it would say "generating image.
For those that might be reading this I stumbled upon the fix. It appears this happens when you run IE 5 SP1. To correct the problem go to control panel and click Add/Remove Programs. Then find "Microsoft IE 5.5 and tools" under the install/uninstall tab. Click the Add/Remove button and a window will pop up. Select Repair Internet Explorer and click ok. Your system will scan and reboot. I tried this and thumbnail file viewing was corrected.

See the MS site on the following also:

Q176882 How to Enable the Thumbnail View for Folders in Windows Explorer
The article Q178746 referenced at the bottom of the above article is here:

   Q178746  Thumbnail Views Not Displayed for Some File Types
Q191811  Thumbnail View Does Not Work for Certain .jpg Files

I hope this helps !

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