View Full Version : Thumbnails missing from Views in win explore

06-04-2004, 05:46 PM
I have a HP Pavillion Win 98se and all of a sudden I find the Thumbnails missing from my Window explorer even when I go to Views all I have is Tiles, Icons, List, and Details. Tried Tools and Views trying to recover the switch But it Gone
Any help appreciated


06-04-2004, 06:19 PM
Tried this?

When you enable Thumbnail view for your folders and configure Windows Explorer or My Computer to be viewed as a Web page, the Thumbnail images for some file types may not be displayed. This behavior can occur if you remove and re-create the file association for a file type (when you install another application that registeres that file type). The registry entry used by the Windows Desktop Update component to display Thumbnail images is not updated properly when you re-create the file association (thus, if you uninstall an application which took over a files association, it will not be restored).

To fix this:

Click Start > Run, and type the following command in the Open box:

regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll - If you have Internet Explorer 4 installed

regsvr32.exe /i shdoc401.dll - If you have Internet Explorer 5 installed

(and press Enter).

Susan B
06-04-2004, 06:20 PM
It has been a while since I fixed this one but try these:

Link 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;191811)

Link 2 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;176882)

Link 3 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;178746)

Link 4 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;192573)

From memory, I think the last link was the most effective so you could have a look at that one first.