The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Windows 7

Location of thumbnail image

(3 posts)
  • Started 4 years ago by janetb
  • Latest reply from whs
  • Topic Viewed 268 times

Posts: 1

I have some jpg images which I edited and saved but inadvertantly saved over the originals.
Opening the image file gives the edited image.
The preview shows the edited image.
But the thumbnail still shows the original.

How can I retrieve the original from the thumbnail image? Where are the individual thumbnail image files located? I assume they are in Thumbs.db, but is there a way to get the individual images out of this file?

Thanks for any advice,

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 902

janetb, Welcome to HTG. I am afraid you can not retrieve the original images as it is since thumbnails are reduced-sized images of the originals used for organizing and recognizing them like in thumbnail view of Windows explorer or picture viewer programs.

What program did you use to edit the pictures?

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 17584

You could try to get them back from a previous restore point. Here is how.

Posted 4 years ago

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.