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Q: Opening Pictures from Desktop ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Opening Pictures from Desktop
Category: Computers
Asked by: patrice29-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 08:36 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2006 08:36 PST
Question ID: 779425

I have a Win XP Home Edition, Service pack 2 platform on a new Intel
Core2Duo machine.

I've noticed that when I open a picture that's on my Desktop, it opens
very rapidly (literally instantaneous), however if I then move that
picture into a folder, it will open much much slower, several seconds.

It seems that perhaps pictures residing on the desktop are cached, but
those in folders are not. Is there a way to get the same opening times
for pictures in a folder. Would this involve telling the system to
cash items in certain folders?

Much Thanks,

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 02 Nov 2006 11:39 PST

Using Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where the
pictures are stored, try r-clicking in a blank area of the
right-hand window where the pictures are listed. This will
bring up a menu where you can select View -> Thumbnails.

Once the images are shown as thumbnails, see it they don't
open more quickly when you click on them. If this works for
you, you can leave that folder with that view setting. It
won't affect the view in other folders, and will retain the
thumbnail view when you go back to it.

Let me know if this works for you, and I'll post a formal


Clarification of Question by patrice29-ga on 04 Nov 2006 03:20 PST
No, that didn't work. Still get a significant time lag.


Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 08 Nov 2006 14:42 PST
Can you say what program the images are opening in?
Is it the same program in both cases?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Opening Pictures from Desktop
From: garyyang-ga on 02 Nov 2006 20:15 PST

regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 msjava.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll
regsvr32 urlmon.dll

than's ok!
Subject: Re: Opening Pictures from Desktop
From: joshwinter-ga on 08 Nov 2006 07:07 PST
If you use IE alot, try clearing the cache and temp. files on that
too.  I had a problem similar to yours on my old pc, but it was win2k
so whatever shares what cache locations could be totally different on
XP, I don't have that problem now so i've never had to try.  Worth a
shot though!

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