thumbnails in video

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  1. maeve1941

    maeve1941 Senior Member

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    Hi, I do not get thumbnail previews in video, pictures are OK. After much browsing I found that regsvr32 shmedia.dll is missing. Is there a fix for this or do I have to do a complete reinstall?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Your information is misguided. shmedia.dll is not a core DLL file found in Windows 7. It is a Windows XP-era DLL file that is no longer used in Windows 7. What you need to do:

    Ensure your system is not low on hard drive space. This will automatically disable the feature.

    Ensure no new programs have been installed, such as QuickTime, etc. These may actually change the file associations and ruin your thumbnails. To get them back go to Start -> Default Programs -> Set Program Access and Computer Defaults -> Microsoft

    Right click "Computer"
    Click Properties
    Choose Advanced System Settings and find System Properties
    Click on Performance and select Settings
    Ensure "Show thumbnails instead of icons" is checked.

    If this still does not work you are dealing with either a codec problem as a result of the installation of 3rd party software, or a problem with the registry
     
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