Vista explorer thumbnails fix


I noticed the other day that vista wasn’t showing any thumbnails for 3gp files. I searched around and came across a registry file (.reg) which adds thumbnails to explorer for a large number of media files. An excerpt of the file can be seen here:


The only bit of this which is of any interest is the bolded part. This is the part which specifies the file extension. You can find a reg file which ‘fixes’ all main media types below.
This image shows the before and after icons displayed in explorer:

After | Before

Download it here

Use this at your own risk, i take no responsibility for any damage/problems that occur as a result of using this file.


Reset Vista folder icons


I’ve just had to fix a problem on Vista where the downloads folder had gone back to the yellow folder icon rather than the blue one. A search on google lead me to this site which explains how to fix any of the folder icons in your Documents folder.


Vista icons


Vista icons after

(Both pictures are taken from the HowToGeek page)