Explorer Not Showing All JPGs as Thumbnails

2015 pts.
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Thumbnails
Windows XP
Windows XP, SP2. User has a directory with 2-300 JPG files from a camera. Not all of these files will show as thumbnails in the thumbnail view. The break is always at the same point in the listing. No error messages are recorded or shown. If I flip between thumbnail and detail views several times, the thumbnails will eventually show for those files originally shown as icons. No thumbs.db is created in this directory. However, from the research I have done on this problem, it appears that a thumbs.db is not necessary to produce thumbnails. Can anyone lead me down the path toward a fix for this problem?

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Create sub Folders and categorize the jpgs.
The Thumbnail display operates as a background task and may be timing out due to the number it is trying to display while other tasks are running on your computer.
By subdividing you will probably get a reasonable speed of display, if using subFolders is not practical then it is a matter of waiting and refreshing until the background task has completed fully.

More a follow-up than an improvement. I was going to follow through on your idea, but when I got back together with the user, and we went to the directory in question, all the files had thumbnails. Don’t know why, and it seems to be still working.

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