thumbnails and cover flow not displaying images?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zebbz, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. zebbz macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    for some reason
    thumnbails dont show as the icons for picture files for example
    if u open it, it shows it fine
    just not as a thumnail

    and nor does it do it in the cover flow look a like view
    im not sure what its exactly called

    i might have done something as im still new on my macbook
    but if anyone has any ideas wud be appreciated

    ive included a screenshot as well


    hmm this is strange
    some thumbnails show
    some dont
    even the same file type (PNG in this case)

    whats going on?


    oh wow now im really confused

    some images preview and some dont

    why is this?

    could it be to do with the fact i added quite a lot of photos to iphoto today?
  2. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    I bet a restart will fix your problems. Or possible just restarting Finder. Command-option-escape and then select Finder to restart it.
  3. zebbz thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    ahhhh nice one!!

    just restarted finder and that did it

    thanks very much for the quick and helpful response
  4. pgallett macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    Any quick fix without reboot?

    I constantly have this problem. Reboot does work, but it's a pain to close everything down and open it all back up.

    So, is there any quick fix to get it up and running again? I assume its some sort of cache or memory issue. Any console command to wipe it clean?

    Thanks for the help.
  5. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
  6. kunze50 macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    If it is reoccurring try using OnyX to rebuild the display of folder contents.
  7. Momofthree macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2009
    in the desert
    I know this is an old thread, but this just recently happened to me....all of a sudden my thumbnail icon images were gone from my download/document folders that sit on my dock.

    I tried relaunching the finder and finally used Onyx to rebuild....that seems to have done the trick.

    The older stuff in the folder showed the correct thumbnail but the newer ones didn't.

    by the way, what causes this to happen? and any way to prevent it in the future?

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