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windows thumbnail preview not working

Does anyone know why the thumbnail preview in windows would stop working or get turned off. normaly in an expolorer window if your view is set to thumbnails (or large icons in vista) and the have the correct software to display the file type (say pdf in this case) windows will generate a preview of the file as a thumb. but this has stopped working on a users computer. not critical but an interesting why question.

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mattolan
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RealtyBidITCommented:
vista if so I've had some bad experiences with Vista and Nero playing nice, has happened on six different instances.
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KCTSCommented:
Check Control Panel->Folder Options->View and make sure that "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is NOT selected.
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mtzmindCommented:
MAYBE BECOUSE OF PERFOMANCE ISSUES
I MEAN MYBE WINDOWS VISTA IS INTELIGENT TO TURN THIS FEATURE OFF TO SAVE USING OF THE RAM  FOR THE SYSTEM TO KEEP THE PERFORMANCE AT ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
IF YOU CAN INCREASE THE RAM IN YOUR SYSTEM  TRY IT

KIND REGARDS
MOHAMED TAHA
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mattolanAuthor Commented:
sorry I should be more clear. the computer is question is running windows xp pro, I just listed vista to show its been re-named to large icons from thumbnails under vista.
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KCTSCommented:
Check Control Panel->Folder Options->View and make sure that "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is NOT selected.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
The thumbnail cache may be corrupted, causing it not to work.  You need to find and delete the hidden file thumbs.db that XP keeps in any folder where thumbnails are enabled.  The next time that folder is displayed with thumbnails enabled, Windows will rebuild the file.
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