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Incorrect Thumbnail preview is displayed for image files?

Published: Oct 31, 2005
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Symptom

When you click on an image file, a different image may be displayed in the thumbnail preview.

Solution

This happens due to thumbnail database corruption. Follow these steps to fix the problem.

Refresh the thumbnail image

Right-click the image file, and choose Refresh thumbnail

Deleting the Thumbs.db file

If that does not help, you may need to delete the thumbs.db file present in the folder where the image file is present. Thumbs.db contains the cache of the image files to preview. Note that the Thumbs.db is a hidden file, so you need to first enable the show all files option in Folder Options dialog.