Windows 10: Downloaded pictures have green thumbnails Solved

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  1.    11 Aug 2017 #11

    GuyInDogSuit said: View Post
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    This is just from one site. I've got images from all over the web that have this issue. Some DO have a thumbnail, while others don't. Videos and other media formats display just fine. It's mainly JPG and PNG images that have this issue. I don't know about any other picture formats as those aren't used often.
    WOW! That's.... different

    Never seen that one before, and I have hundreds of images all over the place being a photographer. Anyway from what I've seen here thus far, I agree giving Repair Install a try first - Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .

    A repair install is easier since it doesn't require you to reinstall all your programs and files. That said, as usual, it's always recommend to do a backup before any type of major OS maintenance.

    Let us know.
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  2.    12 Aug 2017 #12

    Repair install took a while, and was not worth the time and effort. The problem still exists.
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       12 Aug 2017 #13

    I use IrfanView to view images (and other files) on my Windows installs (XP, W7 & W10).
    http://www.irfanview.com/

    I have seen green thumbnails, but (on my PC) it's only ever happened with files that have been corrupted.
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  4.    12 Aug 2017 #14

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    I use IrfanView to view images (and other files) on my Windows installs (XP, W7 & W10).
    http://www.irfanview.com/

    I have seen green thumbnails, but (on my PC) it's only ever happened with files that have been corrupted.
    That's the odd thing, when they're corrupted, the picture only partially loads, if at all. These load fine. And I can "edit" them and save via Photo Editor (I found out I can open the crop menu, then save without actually cropping) and it restores the thumbnail.

    You know, I wonder if it's my browser doing it? I'm gonna test that and report back.
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       12 Aug 2017 #15

    Yea.. see if you can somehow disable whichever browser you may think could be doing this and see what happens.

    But I did just come up with one "hopeful" suggestion. Remember the link I posted before?

    This one:
    Green Thumbnails Picture Previews Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    I would try to private message: roxieno
    Because you see he possibly found what was causing this, and maybe by some rare coincidence it could be some app you're not thinking of at the moment and just so could happen to be the same app that's doing this?

    Post #6 over at that thread from the guy states:
    "Then I found out that another app is generating my thumbnails for pictures that's why they're green. Just had that disabled and everything's fine now!"

    I would message him, cross my fingers and hope that he would get an email notification that he has a new message in his TenForums inbox.

    Good luck if you decide on doing that.

    But let's hope it's just that browser that was doing it, and you got it resolved.

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  6.    13 Aug 2017 #16

    Seems the culprit is Chrome. I tried downloading about a dozen images with Firefox, and none of them have green thumbnails.
    So Chrome is somehow corrupting the thumbs somehow. Which is a bummer, 'cause Chrome is my default browser and I don't want to switch.
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  7.    13 Aug 2017 #17

    GuyInDogSuit said: View Post
    Seems the culprit is Chrome. I tried downloading about a dozen images with Firefox, and none of them have green thumbnails.
    So Chrome is somehow corrupting the thumbs somehow. Which is a bummer, 'cause Chrome is my default browser and I don't want to switch.
    In that case, try resetting Chrome defaults, uninstall/reinstall Chrome and review what extensions you are using.
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  8. Posts : 1,020
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       13 Aug 2017 #18

    Okay. Good you figured it out.

    I'm using Chrome and I love this browser more than any other that I've tried in the past. If I were you, I would definitely try Steve's suggestions, and tinker around to fix that. I'm assuming that Chrome is a browser that you really rely on and don't want to switch to another one. That's what I would do. Try to fix it somehow within Chrome.
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  9.    13 Aug 2017 #19

    Before an uninstall/reinstall, try the Chrome Reset (bottom of Settings list) which will disable all extensions but retain your bookmarks and passwords, etc. If that works right away, you've narrowed it down to one of the extensions, maybe an image saver. Then you can enable extensions one by one until the culprit rears it's ugly green head. Good Luck
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  10.    14 Aug 2017 #20

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Before an uninstall/reinstall, try the Chrome Reset (bottom of Settings list) which will disable all extensions but retain your bookmarks and passwords, etc. If that works right away, you've narrowed it down to one of the extensions, maybe an image saver. Then you can enable extensions one by one until the culprit rears it's ugly green head. Good Luck
    That's what I plan to do. I don't have the time to do it at the moment, but I'll definitely try it later.
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