Windows: Image Thumbnail Different from Actual Image – Solution

by on January 7th, 2011

I was saving few images from my HTC to my PC and the ‘explorer mode’ was of ‘thumbnails’ while I observed the duplicated thumbnails. I clicked and checked the images and found different images with same thumbnail. The actual images were all different but few images were showing thumbnails like of their neighbors. Clearly something was wrong. Here are two steps which solved my problem.

Tools > Folder Options > View
Check Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files
You will spot a file named as ‘Thumbs.db’
Delete that file

Right click images
Click ‘Refresh Thumbnail’

Close the folder and open it again.
That’s it.