How to show image preview in icons in Mac OS X

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
MAC OS X 10.5 - Image previews are not showing up in icon preview anymore. They were just fine a week or 2 ago. Now image preview is not showing. I have it set in View > Show View Options > Show Icon Preview, and have clicked Defaults.. is there a trick? delete icon/image temp files, so they recreate?
Question by:monosyth
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    Assisted Solution

    Did the "creator application" change for those files? When you do a get-info on one of them
    what is the default open-with now than it was two weeks ago?

    Also did you play around with spotlight?

    If the directories in which you want Icon Preivew to work are now non-searchable by spotlight
    you'll get that too.

    I managed to reproduce your problem by  taking a .JPG file, changing its creator from Preview to Photoshop, and moving it outside of Spotlights search area from my desktop.

    Yes my view settings are proper, but now its just a silly Photoshop icon and not the image that it used to be.


    Accepted Solution

    i restarted my computer, and image previews are back... very strange.

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