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When photo thumbnails turn to a generic ocean illustration…

Q: When I opened my Pictures folder today in Windows 7, I could no longer see thumbnails of my photos. Instead, each thumbnail showed a generic illustration of an ocean view. What on earth did I do, and how do I see thumbnails of my actual photos? A: It sounds like you may have used […]

Returning photo previews to Windows Vista’s Pictures folder

Q: I followed your instructions in Windows Vista For Dummies to set Vista to be more like Windows XP and use fewer resources. Everything is running fine, but my picture files are no longer listed in Computer as small pictures but, instead, as icons with the file names. This is not XP-like but more like […]