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Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:49 am
by Mr.Skratch
As my topic title suggests I'm having trouble with file explorer in Windows 8 displaying artwork for my music. My tagged artwork shows up perfectly on MediaMonkey as well as my iPhone and iPod so I know its not a MediaMonkey issue. Did a google search and found out I'm not alone with artwork not displaying in file explorer, I've tried doing the fixes suggested on various forums and sites with no success .

Has anyone here experienced the same problem and found a fix to it?

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:46 pm
by nohitter151
What type of files?

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:17 pm
by Mr.Skratch
Hi nohitter, they are just standard CBR 320 .mp3 files with 500x500 jpeg album art images which are located in the "My Music" library inside there own folder called "Album Artwork". Never had an issue or indeed this issue with either MediaMonkey 3 or 4 when I had my windows 7 laptop using the method I use as everything was synced up nicely and appeared in windows explorer on Windows 7. So I'm pretty stumped at the moment .

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:57 am
by nohitter151
Mr.Skratch wrote:Hi nohitter, they are just standard CBR 320 .mp3 files with 500x500 jpeg album art images which are located in the "My Music" library inside there own folder called "Album Artwork".
I think explorer only shows art when it is in the tag of the file.

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:48 am
by Mr.Skratch
nohitter151 wrote:I think explorer only shows art when it is in the tag of the file.
I did try put in the album artwork inside the albums and re tagged them in mediamonkey with no luck. It would show up in mediamonkey and my iPod but not in file explorer :evil:. Just running the command prompt sfc/scannow at the moment to see if my system has any corrupt files that maybe causing this issue.

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:27 pm
by Mr.Skratch
Mr.Skratch wrote: Just running the command prompt sfc/scannow at the moment to see if my system has any corrupt files that maybe causing this issue.
Results came back with no issues :evil:

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:32 pm
by nohitter151
so what do you see in explorer? could you post a screengrab?

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:00 pm
by Mr.Skratch
nohitter151 wrote:so what do you see in explorer? could you post a screengrab?
Here is what I see in File Explorer

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And here is what mediamonkey is showing me

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Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:13 pm
by nohitter151
In MM, right click some mp3 file, then select "Properties". Click to the "Album art" tab. Hover the mouse over the art there until a popup appears. What does it say in the popup.

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:04 am
by Mr.Skratch
nohitter151 wrote:In MM, right click some mp3 file, then select "Properties". Click to the "Album art" tab. Hover the mouse over the art there until a popup appears. What does it say in the popup.
Did what you said on ten different mp3 tracks from ten different albums and got the same message on each "Resolution: 500x500 (Each variable kb in size) Stored in tag"

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:55 pm
by nohitter151
Mr.Skratch wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:In MM, right click some mp3 file, then select "Properties". Click to the "Album art" tab. Hover the mouse over the art there until a popup appears. What does it say in the popup.
Did what you said on ten different mp3 tracks from ten different albums and got the same message on each "Resolution: 500x500 (Each variable kb in size) Stored in tag"
I'm out of ideas then. Works fine for me (also using Windows 8.1)

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:07 pm
by Mr.Skratch
nohitter151 wrote:I'm out of ideas then. Works fine for me (also using Windows 8.1)
I haven't upgraded to 8.1 yet, maybe worth a shot?

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 pm
by pushpull
You don't mention all that you tried so forgive me if you went down this road already. This sounds like a setting for the thumbnail view. Here is one thing I found regarding this in Win8. Maybe this will help. I noticed you are also using Classicshell as am I, only I am using Win7. I didn't see any settings that might effect this for explorer but maybe there are different settings for Win8. Worth a quick look.

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:16 pm
by Mr.Skratch
pushpull wrote:You don't mention all that you tried so forgive me if you went down this road already. This sounds like a setting for the thumbnail view.
Hi pushpull, sorry I didn't mention this but I've already tried doing this first before I started searching on google for a fix for the problem, But I didn't think about checking Classicshell, so thanks for pointing that out will go through the setting on Classicshell and see what I can find 8)

Re: Windows 8 File Explorer Not Displaying Artwork

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:32 pm
by Mr.Skratch
Went through Classshell settings and couldn't find anything to would affect file explorer showing images for my music (Weird that my photo thumbnails are showing, it just not my mp3 ones) So I went back through all my pervious fixes that I've tired and still no joy. So I'm going to clean reinstall Windows 8 and see if that fixes the issue.