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One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Q: One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A: One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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Hi I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and some folders I have when I click for the Large thumbnail preview (Ctrl+Shift+2) The folder icon look like if was upside down, maybe this is the way it's intended, I don't know :b.
I'll leave some screenshot so you guys can see what I mean.

This one is the weird upside down looking icons
This one is normal list view

What could it be and how can I fix it?

A:Windows 8.1 Large thumbnail preview Icon upside down?!


Good One..

A Really Good One!!

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I'm at a complete loss as to why a random image has associated itself to my Windows folder. What is more frustrating is that there seems to be no way to remove it, as the Windows folder's properties menu doesn't have a "Customize" tab that allows you to reset a folder icon.

I have tried deleting everything in the AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer folder (although, for whatever reason, I get an "access denied" error when I try to delete iconcache_16.db) in an effort to purge any and all thumbnail caches, but the problem persists. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm all out of ideas.

A:How do I get rid of this thumbnail on my Windows folder?

You could try this Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Any information on if this should, shouldn't work or how to enable it? I find it quite annoying that it does not work (on my machines anyway) and I can't find anything from M$ on it.



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Hello all,

I at first didn't know how to give thumbnail views to folders as I had tried every step(checking & unchecking stuff in Folder Options) but recently my friend told me to rename the image to "Folder" in order to get thumbnail view.

Now, what I want to know is if there is any way to not get a bended view of the pic. As the bended view doesn't give the full pic view.

Thanks in advance for your help


A:Folder Thumbnail View

There have been several threads on this subject. If you scroll back far enough you'll find them. But for starters, take a look at this thread: Folder Image Cover posted by BlazingInferno in this section 2 weeks ago.

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I have a folder full of images.
How do I see a slideshow for this folder?
The option seem to be there some of the time - but not others.
Sometimes... I have to leave a directory and go back into it for the link to apear on the left.
And for some folders: whatever I try, I can't get it to show.
The slideshow option doesn't seem to be in any of the menus.

How can I get the option to show?

When available... I find it really useful.
I wouldn't want to launch another application to give the same.

Also: what's the thumnail file for?
I find this really annoying when moving or deleting files: all operations will stop until you confimr your actions for this file!
Is there anyway to forcefully do whatever you want (i.e. move or delete) without being stopped to ask for confirmation?
(Similarly for other files and folders like system ones.)


A:How can I see a slideshow for a folder? + What's the thumbnail file for?

To view your pictures as a slide show

1.Open My Pictures
2.Under Picture Tasks (left pane) , click View as a slide show.

• To open My Pictures, click Start, and then click My Pictures.

• If none of the pictures or only one picture is selected, all of the pictures will be shown in the slide show. If two or more pictures are selected, only those pictures will be shown in the slide show.

• You can view your pictures as a slide show in any My Pictures subfolder or any folder customized as a pictures folder.

You can right click on the folder where you store the pics, select properties, then the "customize tab" and choose "Pitcures" under hat type of folder do you want option

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I've recently changed to Windows 8.1 and honestly don't think it's as bad as people make out, clearly not as user friendly as Windows 7, but hey ho.

Anyway, I have a number of folders on my hard-drives and I want to put a preview pic on them so I know exactly what they are, however when I Right Click > Properties > Customise > Choose File > Apply, it completely ignores my selection, and it's the same across all my hard drives.

I've tried clearly the thumbnail cache without any luck. I also went through the lengthy task of running's Windows All In One Repair in case it was a dodgy system file, no bad sectors found and after three hours running, still no use.

I should note it does work in two instances:
When I rename my specific picture as 'folder.jpg'When I create a new folder, put files in there, then I can change the thumbnail pic via the properties (That suggests the folder could be conflicting as it was created in Windows 7?)

Any idea what's causing the issue? Any help appreciated.

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I am using Windows XP media center edition.

The folder called "Desktop" now has a picture set as its thumbnail and it displays whenever i play a video in windows media player.
I go to "properties" - "customize" and press "restore default" in the "folder pictures" section and then apply the new setting but it wont go away.
I tried to find this photo on the hard drive to delete it but i cant find it anywhere.

I've included some screens to show you what I mean:

Someone let me know how to sort this out please

A:Folder thumbnail wont Reset

drummerguy101, First go into Folder Options>View tab and choose "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files {Recommended}", click Apply/OK then open that Desktop folder and find the Thumbs.db file, right click it and delete it and reboot your computer. You can then go back into Folder Options>View tab and reverse the changes you made if you wish to.

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Is there a way to make the folder icons look like the windows XP folder icons, where the folders are flat instead of skewed, and showed 1 to 4 picture thumbnails? Its awfully difficult for someone like me who has a huge amount of categorization to find what he is looking for due to the lack of functionality that the folder thumbnails have in this version of Windows. Yeah, sure they look all pretty, but its difficult to even figure out what the general picture contents of the folder is unless you're already very familiar with it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Folder pic thumbnail preview (XP style?)

Convert to Windows XP Style
maybe this you means.

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Ok, I'd like to start off by explaining my problem.

I loved the old way thumbnails displayed on folders in windows xp. I hate the way they display in windows 7. I've made some progress towards fixing it:

As you can see I managed to make the folder icon invisible. This is half-way towards what I want to be seeing.

Now all I need to do is get the thumbnail display to be flat and to take up the entire space of the folder, like in the picture.

So I think there must be some registry setting I can edit, or a file I can 'hack' with a resource editor to make this happen? Maybe I could trick windows into rendering folder thumbnails as if the folder was just a .jpg and not a folder?

A:Trying to 'hack' some folder thumbnail customization (help)

why dont you convert the image you want to an icon and then change the folder to the icon ,like so.......


folder with icon

you can convert an image online here

iConvert: Convert ico, icns, and png icons online for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

or here - Convert .PNG format files to .ICO or .ICO format files to .PNG : Windows 7 compatible icons

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Hi, was wondering: Does any 1 know any programs out there that enable you to choose a custom little picture inside your folders and possibly reduce them in size at all?(On Desktop)

Anyone confused, Im talking about the simple yellow folders on your desktop when you> right click > create new folder..

I have played around with the properties and "Customize > Choose a picture, but it doesnt seem to work & allthough i see the preview of the folder as if my picture was loaded sucessfully, when i go back to desktop, nothing has changed


A:How to change folder thumbnail pics?

Right click on the folder. Click on properties, then you can choose to change the icon and show a picture on the tumbnail view.

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My customized folders thumbnail picture(folder picture in thumbnail view) disappear when I copy folder to a different drive (or even different location on same drive).
Anybody knows how to retain the customized settings or force XP to display manually added thumbnail? I want to be able to ad a picture as a folder’s thumbnail ONCE and have it there forever when I copy and move the folder. It seems to me that this is the idea of customization folders. Why doesn’t it work?

A:Why does folder's thumbnail picture disappear?

Welcome to TSG!

Windows stores folder customizations in the registry for each folder. Part of that info includes the full path to the folder, so if you move or copy it, the resulting folder is a totally different folder.

If you don't Customize the folder, Windows will use the first 4 images it finds in the folder (and it's subfolders) and displays them on the icon. You can also specify one image by saving the picture you want to use in the root of the folder named folder.jpg or folder.gif. Be sure to click Use Default on the Customize tab to start using one of these files.



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Hi, I know how to set every single folder in xp to one view, but what I want is for just folders with images to do that possible? If not, what is the best compromise?

It gets tiring having to constantly change to folder view on every folder of images I open up...


A:How do i set a folder to always display thumbnail view

Go into Folder Options>View tab and checkmark "Remember each folder's view settings", click Apply/OK. Then go into the folder click View and checkmark Thumbnails.


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Hi all,

Relatively simple problem, I have just explained it in great detail do please give a read

I was just wondering how I would go about setting the picture on a folder to be what I want, but to have it set, like using a .dat file or something.. What I am trying to do is organize my music collection, which is quite large, and I want to set the cd covers for each album as the picture on the folder. I know how to do it normally (right click>properties>customize>choose file), but sometimes the picture won't stay there, so if I go back to the location of that folder again, it will just be a normal yellow folder, or have a picture of the audio symbol (because there are audio files in the folder). I would like to be able to 'hardwire' it as such, and make it always show the picture I want, regardless of anything else that happens.

I have all my music on an external hard drive which I don't keep plugged in, only when I want to listen to music. As the location of this post would suggest, I have Vista, Home Premium.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated


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I'm using Windows XP. This is odd, but when I put my "My documents" folder to view in thumbnail mode, the folders appear, but the lables do not. Inside this folder, when in thumbnail mode, all the sub folders show the lables except the "photo folder", which has the same missing lable problem. This just happened a week ago and it's driving me crazy, because I can't figure out what I did to screw this up. It used to show the lables in thumbnail mode but not now. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Folder Lables when in thumbnail mode not there

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There is probably a really simple answer to this problem, but I've looked in my Windows xp bible and searched MS site (yeah like that's gonna help.

I'm running Windows XP (this monster is new to me). I have my clip art files organized into different folders. While I was organizing them one day the names under the files disappeared. Just poof and they were gone. I've checked on viewing the folders and customizing them to get the names back but nothing I do works. What am I missing here?

A:No files names in thumbnail folder view

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Hi, i'm using winXP with service pack 2
I have a few tools that change system icons and the whole appearance of win to a dark blue colour (so the folders look like that too), but if i switch to thumbnail view, a folder with an image (the folder.jpg) will have its borders of the usual yellow colour.. any way of changing this?

any help much appreciated, cheers

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I have 64 MB onboard video memory. I have 3,800 .jpg's in one folder. I am viewing the photos as thumbnails in one folder. After I scroll down to around the 1,200th picture, then the thumbnails don't have images anymore, they are white.

I don't think I had this problem when I wasn't using Irfanview as my image displayer. I believe I was using the windows picture viewer. But I don't know how to get that back. I let someone set my default viewer to Irfanview.

How can I get back the windows picture viewer or else do I need to buy a video card?

A:Solved: 3,800 thumbnail pics in one folder-not displaying all

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I've been using Vista for two years and have never been able to find a solution to this annoyance, so I finally decided to give in and ask for help.

Here's what I want to do:
I want to view thumbnails for JPEGs in SELECTED FOLDERS. For example, folders where I store my photos. I don't use the Vista PC for much editing, but I do use it for storage, and it's a constant pain to search through older folders when you can't view thumbnails.
What I *don't* want to do:

I do not want to view thumbnails for AVI, PDF, PSD, MPEG, .XXX, you get the point.

I do not want to view above thumbnails on the desktop, as it looks like crap.

I do not want to view thumbnails in all the folders, ONLY in the folders which I select.

Everything I have read since 2007 seems to point that you either have to be absolute or forego the ability at all.

Folder options doesn't seem to do anything about individual folders, it's all or nothing.

In XP, for example, all you have to do is sort through folder views and it will let you pick thumbnails. It actually saves them too...

Vista on the other hand... well, if it did that, I wouldn't be asking for help, would I?

Has anyone found an acceptable way to take care of this? And by that I don't mean having to pay for that alternative explorer program...

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Dear Brains,

On the other Windows PCs I've used, there has always been a small thumbnail at the bottom of the window showing details of the item/photo selected, but with Window 8, this is missing.

Some details are there, but they are not easy to take in at a glance and I really miss the thumbnail preview. Also, and this is really annoying - the details don't state the size of videos. I'm not going to rundown Windows yet again, as I'm hoping I'm missing something simple.

Is there a way to get this feature back? I've worked hard to make 8 useable, but this little, yet much missed, detail eludes me. Although I'm sure more annoyances will come along .

Thanks for any help .

A:The Thumbnail at the Bottom of the Folder Window Missing?

Do you mean in windows/file explorer?
You can play with your view settings here

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I can't seem to open my misc file of pics and have them show up as thumbnails.

I may have a brain cramp, but all that I try just shows larger icons and whatnot.

I had this folder open up with thumbnails pics in Vista. This is how it looks now.

I'd like to see that right pane showing thumbnail representative icons of those pics.
Everything I try just adjusts those icons. View and Tools and Folder options do not get me there. Any suggestions?

A:Open folder and have thumbnail pics question

Hello Caslon,

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that you have Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program with all of it's associations set to it as well. Plus, double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on for Windows Explorer. The icons will need to be at least set to medium icon size to see the thumbnails.

Hope this helps,

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When I load movies into a file the icon that shows is the MPEG icon insteasd of the first frame of the movie. I can change the settings so that the photo thumbnaiul changes either to the actual photot or an icon but nothing happens to the video icon - it staye the same which gives no indication of the content.

Can anyone please help?


A:Video thumbnail

Try all advices from this thread AVI Black Thumbnail Icon

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I need some help with Movie Maker. I created a video with a few picture files. When I published it to my system, the image displayed in the thumbnail view of the video file was not the first, but a later slide of the storyboard. Not that I usually care, but this video is meant to be a surprise for a friend, and I hope you will agree that it is pretty annoying when a image to be displayed later is shown as a thumbnail in the folder. It spoils the very element of surprise!

Can anyone please let me know how to change this so that my first picture is displayed in the thumbnail?

I've been trying to find a solution to this for a long time... I'm not able to find any information on this.


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Normally in windows 7 I would change the folder persmission to deny "detele files and folders", but these options are greyed out on my windows 8. I'm the admin, and even if I log in as super administrator it's still greyed out.

How can I fix this problem and prevent W8 from deleting thumbnail cache?

A:W8 keeps deleting thumbnail cache (changed folder permission)

I too are having this problem. How can I stop the thumbnails from deleting all the time?

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greetings all!

i joined the forum because i'm certain this is the right place to ask that question

I'm happy with my current folder look, it's a simple transparent edit of the beautiful work by Drawder White_Windows_7_Folders_by_Drawder
White Windows 7 Folders by Drawder on DeviantArt
however, if you look closely you'll notice a silly gray border around each picture/video!

How can i remove it completely so that it does not appear on folder picture preview?


A:How do I remove the gray line around Folder thumbnail preview?

The gray border you are seeing is actually the folder. If you look closely, then look at the picture below, it matches up. If you edited it yourself, you will need to try to remove the folder completely or make it more visible.

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Hi, I'm having some trouble with the thumbnail images of my videos. Some of the thumbnails look like a filmstrip with a random scene from the movies while some are just default thumbnails. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get all my videos look like the filmstrip thumbnail? It looks rather messy when some files have the default while others are scenes from the video. thank you

A:Video thumbnail problem

Welcome to Vista Forums!
If you have installed Vista x64, it is a common problem: videos coded with DivX or XviD have default icons in Explorer.

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A:Invisable or Dissapeared Folder names while in Thumbnail view mode.

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I recently switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 32-bit.

Along with the switch, I've run through the applications I used & decided to switch from the CCCP codec pack (in conjunction with ZPlayer) to MediaPlayerClassic-HomeCinema configured with madVR. I am uncertain if this paragraph will be of any use in solving my issue.

All my video thumbnails show the MPC-HC icon instead of a preview of the video itself. There was a registry fix for XP for which I found the equivalent of for 7, but that didn't work. I've trawled through many solutions to this problem without any results.

Is there any way I can get all the video thumbnail previews to show WITHOUT installing any software that might mess up my codecs/associations (such as the DivX codec installation)?

A:Video Thumbnail Previews Not Working

It depends on the display mode use. If you use the list view, it shows the application icon. If you use any of the thumbnail views, you should get thumbnails. It can also depend on file type.

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I use GomPlayer as my video file player, although this problem occurs in any player I've used. All my AVI, FLV, and MKV files play just fine. I have codecs installed, including the K-lite codec package, as well as the ones I've downloaded from GomPlayer itself. In my video file folders, many of these files show a screenshot as a thumbnail. But some of them don't, including some AVI files. Instead, they show a GomPlayer emblem (bear paw) in is place. I'm trying to determine why this is, and how I can make them all have screenshot thumbnails. What should I do?

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Must be one of the most often asked question, but I haven't found correct reply yet - how to disable Windows 7 64 bit File manager to display video thumbnail preview on right panel?

regsrv32 /u shmedia.dll doesn't work - file not found.
Preferred is to disable all video extensions with the same option, as there are rare formats which I'm not aware, but the slow PC down or may hang PC for several minutes.

A:Disabling video thumbnail preview

Hello Robilong,

If you mean the Preview Pane, then it's a universal setting in all Windows Explorer windows to either be on or off. It cannot be turned on or off for specific file types.

Preview Pane - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,

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I use GomPlayer as my video file player, although this problem occurs in any player I've used. All my AVI, FLV, and MKV files play just fine. I have codecs installed, including the K-lite codec package, as well as the ones I've downloaded from GomPlayer itself. In my video file folders, many of these files show a screenshot as a thumbnail. But some of them don't, including some AVI files. Instead, they show a GomPlayer emblem (bear paw) in is place. I'm trying to determine why this is, and how I can make them all have screenshot thumbnails. What should I do?

A:Video File Thumbnail Question

Hmm try to change them to open with k-lite codec media player.
Or reinstall k-lite and towards the end of the installation it asks you what files you want to enable thunbnails for.

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Hi, I've tried google-ing this problem but am no computer whiz and couldn't find a solution:

The issue is that the video files from my camera don't show previews in any of the programs I use (My Pictures or Adobe Bridge) and only playback in VLC. They are .MOV files, but even when converted to AVI I have the same problem.

I tried the media preview prompt (regsvr32 shmedia.dll) but no difference.

Older AVI files from my previous camera work just fine. I don't know if this is a problem with the camera, Adobe, VLC or Windows, so don't know where to look for answers.

Any help would be great.

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I want to see the preview of the video... but for some reason it wont let me

Anyone help?

I have tried enabling thumbnail preview etc...

A:Video Thumbnail Preview Problem


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Amongst many video clips, SOME show only a 'generic' thumbnail FOR A PLAYER
rather than for the clip content. Make Video Thumbnails can extract JPGs from
(not all) the video clips with extensions like avi, mpg, wmv, swf, flv, etc. So then there are two files with the same name but different extensions (a JPG and a video-extension). How can the video clip file absorb the JPG so that the videoclip will show the image thumbnail, rather than the generic player thumbnail ?
OR - how can the original video clip be 'repaired' to show a content-thumbnail ?

A:Repairing a video clip thumbnail

Hi Sebastian
You one thumbnail has jpg under it this could happen if you have accidentally opened up with a graphics program or while editing you put a jpeg in with the video.

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Ok heres the problem, anytime i open a folder that displays any video file in a thumbnail view, windows explorer encounters an error,

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.3156 ModName: xvid.dll
ModVer: Offset: 0000eb92

this is also happening in windows media player when i go to the video's in the library i get this

windows media player has encountered and error:
AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: 11.0.5721.5145 ModName: xvid.dll
ModVer: Offset: 00030a7c,

so thats the gist of it,
Heres the specs of the we PC im running

Windows XP Pro SP2
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+
1.66 GHz, 768 MB RAM

Main HDD: 60GB, Used 49.8GB, Free 5.99GB
Scndry HDD: 80GB, Used 71.7GB, Free 2.72GB used to store media.

Both defrgd, runnin AVG free and Zone Alarm security suite..

thats about all i can think to add,

Hope you can help.

Many thanks


Port USB HDD: 80GB, Used 38.9, Free 37.8 GB

A:XP Pro Video thumbnail = Critical Error

Have you tried to re-download the file?

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Hi. I have a lot of You Tube video downloads I search through, but my current player is not furnishing an image on the thumbnail icon. Actually, SOME .mp4 files show film image snapshots, but other .mp4 do not with my current VLC player. And NONE of my .flv downloads will show an image.

It seems to be hard to determine whether certain players will produce images or least with my limited computer knowledge.

Can you advise me of a relatively safe player that will do what I'm seeking?

Thank you!
Oregon high desert

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381451 MB, Free - 327401 MB; X: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 137964 MB; Z: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 458582 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., NODUSM3
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Need thumbnail images on video icons

Where are you wishing to see the images? If you are referring to Windows Explorer or File Manager, those icons are not based on the media player. They are based, in part, by WMP support.

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I installed a CD/DVD recorder/player along with Nero Vision Express 3 CD/DVD burning software program. I have hundreds of video clips & videos on my computer. I keep them assigned as thumbnails so I can view a “still” picture of each video. I have never renamed my videos and I use these thumbnails to identify them. The first time I used Nero to make a DVD video, Nero informed me that a DVD-Video Plug-in has been detected and installed on my system and that all my video files will automatically be converted during the burn process. This made sense, however, later I found out that I lost most of my thumbnail pictures. I now have a windows video player like icon, as a thumbnail picture, for all of my mpeg videos so I don’t know what all these videos are. The rest of my videos, with different formats, still have thumbnail pictures.
I know I can change each mpeg video to a different format to correct the problem but this would take me years to do since 90% of my videos are mpegs. I have Windows XP

Any suggestions, or help, with this problem would be greatly appreciated.


A:no more thumbnail pics for my mpeg video clips

Start > run > type REGSVR32 SHMEDIA.DLL and click ok.

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Okay, I hope someone here can help me. I tried contacting the company whose page it is about this issue but they were absolutely no help at all.

I have a paid subscription to a site called that provides video backgrounds. One one of my PCs I can view site without issue, on 3 others I cannot. I don't know what the issue is. I tried downloading or updating my Adobe flash, my adobe shockwave, and even downloaded a few codec packs, trying to get the site to be viewable.
When i go to the site all i get is the top frame section to show, then the page just looks like it is loading - but like forever!!!
I cannot figure out what is different about my one PC. One of them is Windows & professional 32 bit, one is windows 7 professional 64 bit, two are wiindows 7 home premium 64 bit. All of them are running IE8. (Thats where this issue occurs by the way. Oddly enough, I downloaded Opera and tried that, and with Opera the site does work)

There has got to be some settings I am not seeing, or something that I can check, or tweak, or install....something!!

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?? The website is
I really would like to be able to use my paid for any ideas would be swell!! Thanks

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I don't mind if the thumbnails are square or rectangle, I'd just like them all to be the same as each other. Is there a way I can force the size of the video thumbnails to be the same?

A:how to choose video thumbnail size in windows explorer?

I don't think so, no.

The thumbnails are a single frame of the video, therefore they always of the same ratio as the video file.

This way you can see the aspect ratio of the video file, without having to right-click and check the details of each file.

It's "what you see is what you get".

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Hi all

I don t want to see any thumbnail for video files, but i want to see them for image and audio files.

what can i do ?

Thanks !

A:how to disable preview thumbnail icons for video files

Theres no easy way of disabling thumbnails selectively for videos. You could just move videos into one folder separate from the pictures, and then change the view option to icons instead of thumbs.

Though Klite codec pack lets you disable thumbs by file extension. If you're comfortable with klite, you can give it a shot.

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problem started about 2 weeks ago, seems to only crash when loading video files specifically

Running windows XP Pro SP 2

A:Solved: Explorer crash when trying to load video files in thumbnail mode

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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For reason(s) unknown to me, when I now select "thumbnails" or "tiles" from the View menu of my video files listing page, I am no longer getting thumbnail pictures embedded on the individual video files, just icons depicting what format file it is such as WMV, MPEG, etc.

I'd truly appreciate it if someone could inform me of what I need to do to reinstate the thumbnail pictures instead of the icons (see attachment for demo screen clip of video file type icons). It would make sorting through the video files a whole lot easier again.

A:Solved: Icons with video file type abbrv appearing instead of thumbnail pictures in v

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most... Read more

A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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Problem: When I try to work with a picture in an application the application crashes when the "my pictures" folder is viewed in Thumbnail.

1) From windows explorer when I go to My Documents click on My pictures and select thumbnail view explorer crashes

2) if a picture is embedded in an email and I right click and select save "save picture as" the "my picture" folder pops up in thumbnail view and I get the error "ms outlook has encountered a problem...." if I report or don't report the error outlook crashes.

3) If I try to insert a a picture into excel...inset>picture>from file. The application opens the "my picture" folder in thumbnail view and then excel promptly crashes.

4) In I try to change the wallpaper on my computer and go to browse which opens "my picture" folder in thumbnail view and guess what...the application crashes. Here is get the error

"Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close." I click on DEBUG and get the error "Dr Watson postmortem has encountered a problem and needs to close" when I hit DEBUG again nothing happens.

I am using windows XP and office 2003. I have a dell latitude d820 and I have recently have had the hard drive cleaned and everything reinstalled up to service pack 2 (service pack 3 eliminated that fax console which I use so I am NOT using SP3).

Thanks for your help!

Jack Young

A:when viewing "my picture" folder in thumbnail the related application crashes

Welcome to TSF....

What version of Microsoft Office are you using?

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OK, I have Quicktime 6.0.2 and it plays streaming and regular video fine. EXCEPT when I try to play Large Video downloads (640x360). Then the video stalls during playback. I usually wait until the video completely downloads before watching, but that doesn't change anything. I have also tried closing just about all other programs (except background stuff like ZoneAlarm and Norton AntiVirus) but still the video stutters. The sound plays fine, and when I reduce to a medium download, the video is smooth as silk! What gives??

A few statistics on my computer:
PII 350Mhz
384Mb RAM
40Gb hard drive
Win98 SE

Startup programs:
Iomega Startup Options Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Iomega\Tools\IMGSTART.exe"
Zip Disk Icons Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Iomega\Tools\IMGICON.exe"
ZoneAlarm Pro Common Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe" -nopopup
ATI Launchpad Registry (Per-User Run)
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
Adaptec DirectCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
EnsoniqMixer Registry (Machine Run) starter.exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
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Not sure if this is the right forum for this thread, but to me it seemed best.

Can anyone tell me where I can upload a large (44 MB) video without having to wait all day? This video isn't neccessarily large, per se. But I don't know a site that can upload 44+meg videos. I tried it first at YouTube, naturally. I started at 3:00 in the afternoon. Around midnight, it still wasn't done uploading. This video isn't huge... I have 200-300 meg videos I would like to show people, but they can wait, right now I'm concentrating on atleast getting this teeny tiny one up.

Is there some kind of site or program that lets me upload videos and share them on online forums? If anyone could direct me to one, or teach me how, it would be really nice. Thanks a lot.

A:Uploading Large Video

As long as the site allows the size/length it will all take around the same time, since you are limited by your upload speeds.

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

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A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

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How-to Fix This Problem ? Thumbnail Is No Response When I Save Pictures Into That Folder

Example Few Minute Ago I Save One Picture But Folder Used Old Pitures Thumbnail

A:My Folder Thumbnail In "My Pictures" Not Recent Saved Images


Lets just make sure it is set up properly. Go to the the pictures library and right click on the folder. Now click on "Open Folder Location". Go to the customise tab on the far right. Make sure the drop down menu is set to pictures. Then click restore default under the folder pictures heading.


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Problem: When I try to work with a picture in an application the application crashes when the "my pictures" folder is viewed in Thumbnail.

1) From windows explorer when I go to My Documents click on My pictures and select thumbnail view and explorer crashes

2) if a picture is embedded in an email and I right click and select save "save picture as" the "my picture" folder pops up in thumbnail view and I get the error "ms outlook has encountered a problem...." if I report or don't report the error outlook crashes.

3) If I try to insert a a picture into excel...inset>picture>from file. The application opens the "my picture" folder in thumbnail view and then excel promptly crashes.

4) If I try to change the wallpaper on my computer and go to browse which opens "my picture" folder in thumbnail view and guess what...the application crashes. Here is get the error

"Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close." I click on DEBUG and get the error "Dr Watson postmortem has encountered a problem and needs to close" when I hit DEBUG again nothing happens.
I am using windows XP pro and MS office business edition 2003. I have a dell latitude d820 and I have recently have had the hard drive cleaned and everything reinstalled up to service pack 2 (service pack 3 eliminated that fax console which I use so I am NOT using SP3).

Thanks for your help!

Jack Young
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A:Solved: when viewing "my picture" folder in thumbnail the related application crashes

Try deleting all the Thumbs.db files in the pictures folders (you may have to turn off protect hidden operting system files in Tools>Folder Options>View to see them) so they rebuild themselves. Also see if it works from another account. If that doesn't help there's probably some corruption in the dll that's performing the thumbnail routine and you'll have to get advice from more versed citizens on how to replace that dll.

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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I have a large video file that is over 3GB. To delete it from my documents I had to have my files as a list not icons, but now it's in my recycle bin and the computer can not delete it even when it is in list form not icons. The OS is Vista. How can I get rid of this massive file?


A:How can I remove a large video file?

You can remove any file in the Recycle right-clicking on desktop Recycle Bin icon and clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

The size of the file has nothing to do with ability to delete.


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Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?


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Quote: Originally Posted by tdkdpt

Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?


Hi and welcome

There are services that specialize in just that. All you need to do is Google sending large files.

BTW that's going to take a lo,ng time to upload unless you have a very fast internet connection.

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I am running Vista Ultimate, and I am trying to transfer several large video files to an external hard drive. I get a message saying "the file xxx.avi is too large for the destination file system. The hard drive holds a terabyte, and is not quite half full yet. What to do?

A:Video file too large to transfer

Most external hdds are formatted with FAT 32 which has a maximum file size of 4GB (minus one bit). Your average movie is in excess of 4GB.

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Are there any program for Windows Xp which can undelete large video files like avi around 700 megs to 1.4 megs ?

Once they are deleted they are not put into recycle bin but deleted.

I think the undelete program only able to undelete smaller sized files deleted from recycle bin and not large ones like video files ?

Cause I tried to recover and it only was able to search the ones that are deleted from recycle
bin (smaller sized files).

If there is such a program which program can I use which is Freeware that recovers larged sized files which are deleted ?


A:Undeleting large video files

You could try ntfsundelete.

NTFS Undelete — free, easy to use undelete software

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I record a lot of movies on My Media Center and do tape many to DVD. Once in a while I run into a movie that is too large to fit the DVD and beyond shrink fit capacity of Media Center. Some are too large after using VideoReDo to remove the comercials and will not record to DVD. Is there a program like "DVD Shrink" that will shrink a large video on the hard drive to fit onto a standard DVD.


A:Solved: Shrinking large video from computer to fit on DVD

Many paid programs, a few free programs worth much more than double zero, one of them being DVDFlick at, IF it recognizes the video format.

Are the recorded files in the dvr-ms format? If so those are proprietary to WMC and you'll have a difficult time finding a program that recognizes those. It might be easier to use a DL DVD if those are compatible with WMCs way of doing things.

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