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Windows 7 Explorer Not showing all image icons/thumbnails

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My system is Win 7 Uitimate, 64 bit.  I have tens-of-thousands of jpg images that I need to sort through.  Somewhere along the way, Explorer stopped displaying all of the icons or thumbnaiils.  I can turn icons on/off, and I cleared the icon cache, but I cannot get all of the icons in a folder to be displayed.  I recall that there was a setting in XP that limited the amount of memory available for icons/thumbnails, but I cannot seem to locate this same info for Win 7.  What controls this behavior?  How do I adjust it?
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Try this, Should work with Win Vista/7 too.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/132668/en-us

Open the Registry Editor
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Create a new DWORD/STRING called "Max Cached Icons" and set its value to 8192.
Restart your machine.

Also, it would be best to delete the cache file if it exsits here

XP - C:\Documents and Settings\<USER ID>\Local Settings\Application Data\IconCache.db
or
VISTA/7 - C:\Users\<USER ID>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

Let us know if it helps.
Cheers,
Hades666
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This may be helpful as well, it was the a common fix for vista, and should work for 7 as well.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaappearance/thread/817a7ee5-96f3-4b1a-8a25-fa626a7cd7f1


TLH
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by:mkuetzing
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These two solutions were identical & solved my problem.  Note:  removing the cashe file did not help prior to rebooting following the registry change.
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