Your file associations have been messed up. Try this:
1) Right Click once on any of the problem .avi files
2) Choose "Open With.. "
3) "Choose Program" (At the bottom)
4) Select the program you want the avi's opened with (Media Player,etc.)
5)Check the box at the bottom that says "Always use this program to open the selected file type" (or something close to that)
6)Then refresh your view and the thumbnails should be back
Thanks for the help, but the suggestion didn't work. I read of this same problem on another forum. One user said he had found a solution in copying some files from another computer on which the thumbnails worked. Didn't give file names. Has not replied.
Will the .avi's play when double clicked on?
What is it showing in place of the preview? / Are you saying it wont show up under the Details Heading in the little box to the left or that it wont show up as big thumbnails in the main area?
don't know how to send pic of screen. Print screen goes into a word file, & can't send on forum. If I can paste print screen to another place which converts to file I can send, let me know. If you want it.
I am afraid that I don't have anymore suggestions on this matter, maybe its the late hour or something Ill keep thinking about it and if I come up with anything Ill let you know... In the meantime I'm sure JAMMAN would like to take a shot at it
Try looking through the Help & Support section and browsing Microsoft's help articles..
Note: I'm not really all that good with A/V problems it appears. X(
Be careful in there and modify only that one line, making a mistake turns your system into a paperweight.
Before editing the registry you may want to back it up, once your in regedit, goto File > Export > then select a directory and file you can remember in case things go bad. The key I gave you will however fix the problem, but backing up before ANY modification of the registry is just a good thing to do.
in registry, HKEY_classes-root I'm down to the avi. I looked further down to the mpg files. Is the shellex file supposed to be in the avi file exactly as it is in the mpg file? If so, how do I get it there? Shellex file is not in the avi files, at least not the way it is in the mpg files.
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