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How to Rebuild Icon Thumbnail previews in Finder


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For some reason when I'm looking at a folder full of pictures and I click on "Icon" view in a Finder window, all of the icons just show the "jpeg" icon (with the photographer's loupe).

How can I rebuild these icons so I can see them in Finder?

I don't want to have to dump them all into iPhoto in order to see preview pix.

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Give 'em a try in this order.

1. reboot the machine

2. Open the folder in Finder - click on the Actions button- select Show View Options - put a check next to Show icon preview. If it's checked, uncheck it, close the window, open it back up and check it again.

3. Head for your home folder - Library / Preferences - move the com.apple.finder.plist file to the desktop - log out and back in. If this fixes it, you can delete the file. This is going to reset all your Finder preferences to default.

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I had a similar problem in OS 10.4. Solution #2 worked perfectly. Thank you, bobtomay!!
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