Just to add a more subdued comment on this issue...
I am having the same problem, and there is no restore point to return to
because this has been happening since the day I recieved this Lenovo laptop
with Vista Business pre-installed.
The issue is that viewing *Networked* folders containing only images very
often involves all of the thumbnails loading correctly, one by one, and then
simultaneously reverting to the generic "sea and mountainscape" placeholder
image once the entire set of visible icons has finished loading.
When you hit F5 to refresh, all visible thumbnails reload -- showing their
actual contents -- but then revert again to the placeholder once all have
loaded. I have only tested this with JPG images.
This does not happen with local folders on my own machine, only networked
"Barb Bowman" wrote:
> please stop shouting in all CAPS.
> try system restore to a date where it was working.
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 09:24:55 -0600, Daniel
> <Daniel.email@example.com> wrote:
> >CANNOT VIEW ANY THUMBNAILS IN WIDOWS EXPLORER USING WINDOWS VISTA
> >ULTIMATE. THIS USED TO WORK BUT DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. THE IMAGES BEGIN
> >TO OPEN THEN REVERT TO AN IMAGE PLACEHOLDER ICON. CHANGING THE ICON SIZE
> >DOES NOT CHANGE OR RESOLVE THIS ISSUE. THIS OCCURS IN ALL MY PICTURE
> >FILES REGARDLESS OF NUMBER OF IMAGES IN THE FILE, TYPE OF IMAGES, EDITED
> >OR UNEDITED, ETC. THERE ARE REGISTRY FIXES FOR THIS IDENTICAL ISSUE FOR
> >OTHER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS BUT I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING FOR VISTA. IT IS
> >REPORTED THAT THIS ISSUE COULD OCCUR WHEN UNINSTALLING SOFTWARE, THOUGH
> >I HAVE NOT RECENTLY UNINSTALLED ANYTHING. I USE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, AND
> >SAVE ALL IMAGES AS JPEG. HELP!! THANKS.
> Barb Bowman
> MS Windows-MVP