Windows 7 pictures thumbnails NOT update after editing the picture...

I edited a photo (some cropping & brightening) with Windows Live Photo Gallery.
after saving the picture I've noticed that the picture thumbnail was NOT updated.
same thing happened when I edited the photo with Faststone.


Hi Cherizli,


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a.     May I know the picture file type, for which thumbnail is not updated after editing?

b.     Does the issue occur with all your photos?


Method 1: -

I’d suggest you to perform Disk Cleanup, cleaning up your temporary internet files, thumbnail, cookies and temp files, so as to check the thumbnail view of the photo is updated by cleaning up your temporary data.

1.     Click on Start Orb, type Disk Cleanup in to the Search box and then press Enter.

2.     Check "Thumbnails" and then click OK.

3.     Click "Delete Files" button.

Please see Disk Cleanup for more information.


Method 2: -

If the above method does not help, delete the thumbcache_*.db files in the following folder (you can copy the following location in to the Search box directly)



Method 3: -

If the issue still exists, please see if it occurs in other user accounts.


Hope this information helps you.


Yaaser - Microsoft Support Engineer
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