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MP3 Thumbnail Album Artwork Issue

by Alex37166 / April 21, 2011 11:45 AM PDT

I have done several things to try to fix this, but nothing has worked so far.

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Clarification Request
This sounds like the old ID tag type issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 12:19 PM PDT
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This didn't help in the least.
by Alex37166 / April 21, 2011 12:28 PM PDT

I have already looked at that page. It does not help at all. I can't even find anything to download from it.

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Clarification Request
Why there is no download at that link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 1:39 PM PDT

ID3 tag editors are usually a personal choice. Did you look for any at

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ID3 Tag Editors...
by Alex37166 / April 21, 2011 6:55 PM PDT

I have downloaded several of the Tag Editors, and those do not resolve the issue. They show up in the player with the Artwork, but not on each song thumbnail in the Album folder itself.

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Clarification Request
Did you examine the MP3s with a tool like MEDIAINFO?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2011 3:12 AM PDT

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This seems to be a continuation ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 7:11 PM PDT

of your earlier thread

To prevent confusing parallel discussions I've locked that.

To me, showing a the thumbnail of a jpg in folder as an icon for other files doesn't seem to be a feature of Windows Explorer. To check, find another Windows 7 PC (family, friend) and see how it works there. In that case, better forget about it.


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Thumbnail Issue...
by Alex37166 / April 21, 2011 7:26 PM PDT

The Mp3 files themselves have had the Artwork on them for over 3 or 4 years. I bought a new PC and have Windows 7 Professional on it since. I never had this issue until the last couple of weeks. Before that, it all worked great every time I needed to put the artwork on the MP3 files. Now when I do that, all the tagging works, but the only issue is the MP3 file itself. It shows up in the player, the Artwork (ex: 200 x 200 jpeg pic in the album folder itself) works fine. As I said, the files just show "MP3", or "Wma", etc. I am beginning to think it's an update issue with Windows 7. I could be wrong, but that is my guess. There has to be a way to either know it's not going to happen, or it can. It's frustrating.

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Answer Please?
by Alex37166 / April 21, 2011 10:15 PM PDT

I would like to get this resolved, one way or another. Thank you.

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Re: answer please
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 22, 2011 4:01 AM PDT

Let me tell you how you can provide your own answer. My guess is you won't do it, but maybe - if your frustation is big enough - you'll do. In that case, please tell us your experiences.

1. System recovery back to factory conditions. Then it should work, as it always did.
2. Install your antivirus. Just for security.
3. One by one, do all Windows updates. See which one makes it not work. Then uninstall that.
4. The feature you like so much is back. Hooray!
5. Just in case it happens again, make an image backup so you can go back to this state.
6. Install all your other applications, Restore your data. Make a second image backup.


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I see you started a third thread about your problem.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 22, 2011 4:52 AM PDT
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