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Windows Pictures Folder

Since yesterday my Windows Pictures folder has stopped showing thumbnails of each individual picture, and now displays them all as generic seascapes. How can I restore my pictures as they were rather than clicking on each one to open it up? I'm running Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

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Try this

With the Windows Pictures folder open, click the "Views" icon and experiment with the different view options.

Does that help?


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Pictures folder

Tried that Mark, but it only changes the layout of the thumbnails and their sizes. There doesn't seem to be an option to do anything else.

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May not

This may not help but I have run into this myself and what I did was, right click a picture thumb, open with> choose program > open with some other photo viewer or editor if you have one, check box to always open with then go back, do the same but open with Windows viewer.

Or just try the open with Windows viewer first and see if that helps.

Have you done a scan to see if you may have gotten some infection that may be messing with your file system?

Did you install something right before this happened?

Optionally, you can do a system restore but make sure any work you've done prior is saved and backed up.

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