Monday, August 22, 2005

Thumbnail view file names are missing

The Problem:- Filenames are missing from Windows Explorer when looking at thumbnail view.

Solution:- Select a different view, then press the Shift key while clicking Thumbnails in the View menu and the names should reappear.

15 comments:

konwat said...

Thanks!

Tim said...

thank you so much for this tip! what a pain in the butt, but you helped me fix it.

ssg said...

You are most welcome.

richardc020 said...

That clue has saved me so much distress. Your knowledge's handiness is incredible. Thank you so much for publicizing this trick.

ssg said...

Thanks for your kind words.Happy computing.

The Ken said...

Tremendous post. I just found myself in a moment of despair while organising photos for Flickr but thankfully your tip restored my filenames!

Wayne said...

This worked.

My Question is however, "Why did that work? What exactly happens when I hold the SHIFT Button and go to a different view?"

I can only presume that it wipes out the Desktop.ini file and rewrites it with the new view. Is that the case?

Thanks,

Wayne

Rajesh said...

It worked thanks for your tip.

Rajesh Kothari

Darren said...

Cheers !

Thomas Thomassen said...

@wayne: I don't think so. Seem to be an alternative behaviour. If you shift+RightClick a file or folder you get more menu items.

More like a hidden advanced feature.

Anthony said...

this save me.. i'm almost wanted to restore image, thanks /AL

ninterxz said...

thanks for the tip.. it worked like a charm

Josh said...

Thank you for this! It was exactly what I was looking for! :)

Chris said...

Thank you, but it begs the question why does the "feature" exsist, it's at all obvious and I found nothing in Windows XP help.

Glad it was that simple.

ssg said...

Thanks.