Windows Explorer: Missing NEF thumbnails fix

Discuss non-DSLR models (e.g. Coolpix cameras), other camera brands, your latest cool photography gadget, computer stuff and other photography related issues that don't fit in the Vintage Kodak and Nikon DSLR forums.
Post Reply
Site Admin
Posts: 1005
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 4:12 pm
antispam: No
Location: Norway

Windows Explorer: Missing NEF thumbnails fix

Post by Webmaster » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:25 am

For those of us who prefer shooting NEF (raw) files: If the thumbnail images in Windows Explorer have disappeared, you can easily fix this by applying a simple Registry hack, described here: ... p-sp2.html

The fix is done by double-cliking on a normal text file with a .reg file extension, containing the following text:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


If you have this problem on a PC running Windows XP SP2, you can also download this official Nikon NEF Thumbnail Updater (although it seems overkill to download a 592 KB file when a simple Registry fix will do, but the decision is all yours).


Post Reply