[Techtalk] Default .jpg icon replaces thumbnail

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Sat Dec 26 19:47:38 UTC 2009

Thank you, Little Girl,

I deleted the failed thumbnails and hey-presto all was

If the problems persist I'll put in the script to do it automagically.

I had found a slew of info on this problem, but none suggesting this
the definitive solution.

Have a great New Year.


On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 11:30:19 -0500
Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey there,
> Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > When viewing the CD's contents in Nautilus _some_ (but not all) of
> > the picture icons (thumbnails) revert to a default .jpg icon, ie no
> > thumbnail. The pictures open and display normally.
> <SNIP>
> > If I copy one of the 'no show' files from CD to the desktop, the
> > thumbnail shows up fine.
> <SNIP>
> > Where does the thumbnail come from? Is it stored with the main
> > image or does Nautilus generate it on the fly?
> I think thumbnails are generated on the fly by the Desktop, and also
> by the file manager. From your description, it sounds like your
> Desktop is doing a fine job. As far as Nautilus, this page *might*
> help:
> http://ifireball.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/fixing-thumbnails-in-nautilus/

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