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by pinopino / June 11, 2007 6:55 AM PDT

Every time I enter the pictures folder on my cellphone.
It's quite annoying actually, so, if anyone knows what might cause this, please say so.

I run win xp and have a nokia phone. all other folders on the phone seem to me accessable, but this one, and all non phone folders aswell. This would indicate a phone problem, but for old times sake I blame windows...
Also, if there are other alternatives to windows explorer that would be a very efficient way to find out if there is any blame to be guided towards windows...

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Best guess
by jackson dougless / June 11, 2007 7:00 AM PDT
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There's a corrupted thumbnail or image on your phone that's tripping up Explorer. That's why it's only that directory that causes problems.

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by pinopino / June 11, 2007 7:11 AM PDT
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so, remove everything in there, and it's good?
I'll try, but it's hard to remove things without seeing them.

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by pinopino / June 11, 2007 7:17 AM PDT
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can I figure out which picture is faulty without restarting the computer?
I moved the pictures to my hd using the dos move command, was no problem, so I expect you're right.
thanks alot

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It could be the Thumbnail option
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 8:58 PM PDT
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If Windows Explorer is trying to display the Thumbnail of a corrupted image it may crash.


In any other folder that you can open, change the settings to show File or Details, but not Thumbnail or Filmstrip. Then goto Tools > Folder Options, View tab, and Apply this setting to all folders. Test it on the folder where the images are held.

If the images are stored in a dedicated Photo folder where the settings are set as Thumbnail as default, use DOS to move them to a non-system folder.

Then its a question of working through each file to see which one is corrupted. Either double click or use a 3rd party image editor, or Paint.

I hope that helps.


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by pinopino / October 26, 2007 5:52 AM PDT

for being so late.
Te thing is, I used dos to move the files to my hd, and every file appear to be perfectly fine. However I do still experience this problem with new pictures when I try to view them on my comp. Thus I wonder, could it be an issue with the memory card, or could even the folder be corrupted?

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