Updating image preview for shortcuts

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  1. Nanis23

    Nanis23 New Member

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    Hi all
    I have noticed that if I change the content of a picture,the preview of the original file does change,but not the preview of the shortcut

    For example-
    I created a new PNG file in "New Folder",called Yellow.PNG - Yellow.PNG is a picture of a yellow Square
    Then,I created a shortcut for Yellow.PNG in "New Folder 2"
    The preview for both is yellow square...
    Then I decided to open Yellow.PNG and change it from yellow square to red square,and save
    The preview image for Yellow.PNG is now red,but the preview image for "shortcut to Yellow.PNG" is still yellow

    Pictures to make myself more clear-
    http://i.imgur.com/nOsTS.png

    http://i.imgur.com/yLyrD.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/GIwAG.jpg

    Is it a bug with my system? with Windows 7 as a whole? or is there a option to change it?
     
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  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You can also open the folder properties. I will assume you have customized it to show pictures, so you can select a file to show on the folder icon. If you reselect the file, it should update.

    Seems this should work even if it is not a Pictures folder.
     
  4. Nanis23

    Nanis23 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies,I cleaned the cache
    And now the shortcuts thumbnails are updated...however the problem still remains
    Isn't there a way to force the thumbnail refreshing manually? or better yet,automaticly?
    If it does update automaticly for the original files,why not for shortcuts?
     

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