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Windows Photo Viewer not showing preview of pictures

    Question

  • Hi,

    Windows Photo Viewer not showing preview by double clicking on any picture in a windows 7 64 bit machine.

    But when i click on start slide show button in Windows Photo viewer the picture opens in fullscreen mode. and also i able to 'open with' Microsoft office and Paint by right clik on that image.

    Please suggest a fix for this.

    Thanks in advance.

    sveera.

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    Screen shot of my issue..........

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    My problem is resolved by doing SFC (System File Checker) scan.

    ##############################################

    Below is the process.

    Open elivated command prompt (open command prompt as admin) and run 'sfc /scannow' command.

    After completing the scan reboot PC.

    ##############################################

    Thanks,

    sveera

    • Marked as answer by sveera Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:34 AM
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:34 AM

All replies

  • Hi,


    You can try the following steps:

     

    1. Go to Start, type folder options into the Search box and then press Enter.

    2. On the View tab, uncheck "Always show icons, never thumbnails".

    3. Click Apply and then click OK.

    4. Go to Start, type folder options into the Search box and then press Enter.

    5. On the View tab, check "Always show icons, never thumbnails".

    6. Click Apply and then click OK.


    Also, a thread for your reference:


    windows photo viewer: too many windows!

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/1f220835-840a-4e94-b16c-3e115d4a755e


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 27, 2013 7:59 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Thanks for ur reply.

    But that is not my problem. its not about thumbnails in windows explorer.

    Its the problem with Windows Photo Viewer application.

    My default program for pictures is Windows Photo Viewer, and its not opening any image when i double click on it. It continuously trying to open the image,but nothing comes up as in the attachment.

    Thanks,

    sveera.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:21 AM
  • Hi,

    My problem is resolved by doing SFC (System File Checker) scan.

    ##############################################

    Below is the process.

    Open elivated command prompt (open command prompt as admin) and run 'sfc /scannow' command.

    After completing the scan reboot PC.

    ##############################################

    Thanks,

    sveera

    • Marked as answer by sveera Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:34 AM
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:34 AM
  • Hi,


    Thanks for sharing. We really appreciate your time and efforts. Hope your experience will help other community members facing similar problems.


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 31, 2013 2:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    The above answer works fine. But in my organisation facing the same problem in multiple PCs. I'm suspecting some windows patches causing this issue. if anyone knows exact solution(patch info) please let me know.

    regards,

    sveera

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:18 AM
  • You are amazing, your explanation worked perfectly for me, i have had problems viewing my picture for more than half a year and you just resolved it. Yeaaaah for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:00 PM
  • Thanks.Vincent!! I found your solution quickly.
    Friday, November 21, 2014 12:36 PM
  • Folder options worked for me.  Thanks !
    Monday, July 06, 2015 3:34 PM
  • Hi,

    This usually caused by  mistakenly deleted Photo.gmmp-related files or virus or malware infection that has corrupted the Photo.gmmp file or related Microsoft Windows program files

    This can be repaired easily by running sfc /scannow command,

    you will also get the logs of the repaired photo.gmmp files as "Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:86{43}]"\??\C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color"\[l:20{10}]"Photo.gmmp" from store .  at C:\Windows\Logs\CBS.logs file

    • Proposed as answer by Hawk09 Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:50 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:47 AM