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    Preview icons show as icons not as image of what the photo is
    For the past few weeks, the icons on my desktop and icons in finder for jpeg and pdf, only appear as generic jpeg and pdf icons, not as previews of what the photo or item is. This makes working with photos very difficult as to see what picture it is, I have to open it.

    I have tried look at View Settings and this does not help.

    Any other ideas. Thanks!

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    No preview of jpegs or pdfs, only generic icon
    For the past few weeks, the icons on my desktop and icons in finder for jpeg and pdf, only appear as generic jpeg and pdf icons, not as previews of what the photo or item is. This makes working with photos very difficult as to see what picture it is, I have to open it.

    I have tried look at View Settings and this does not help.

    If my husband opens in his account profile on his computer, he does not have this problem.

    Any other ideas. Thanks!

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    I would start up from Recovery mode, and run Disk Utility > First Aid. What version of macOS is your Mac running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    I would start up from Recovery mode, and run Disk Utility > First Aid. What version of macOS is your Mac running?
    Hi.

    I'm on 10.10.5.

    Thanks!

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