Missing thumbvw.dll error solution for Windows

Please read the instructions carefully before you download the thumbvw.dll.Take the proper steps to safely clean and repair windows errors.

1. Where should this file go? After you download thumbvw.dll on your machine, paste it in directory where it missing, and also copy it to

Windows 95, 98, ME C:\Windows\System
Windows NT, 2000 C:\WinNT\System32
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 C:\Windows\System32
64-bit Windows C:\Windows\System64

If you can't find windows directory try:
a. Press and hold Windows key on your keyboard, then press button R.
b. Enter the command "cmd" and press Enter
c. In a command window enter the command "set systemroot" and press Enter. It will display system directory.
2. Go to "start" ==> "run" and type "regsvr32 thumbvw.dll" to register the file to the system.

File Information
  • Namethumbvw.dll (thumbvw.dl_)
  • CategoryOperating System > dll
  • Description

    Thumbnail View Extension

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001



    Useful information:


    loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms');
    When you open a folder that is configured to show a thumbnail view of .jpg files, you may see an outline of the thumbnail and a small program icon where the image should be displayed.


    loadTOCNode(1, 'cause');
    This issue can occur if you uninstall Microsoft Photo Editor that is installed with Microsoft Office 97 Professional.


    loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution');
    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
    To resolve this issue, use Regedit to associate the .jpg file extension in the registry:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and click the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg registry key.
    3. Right-click the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg registry key, point to New, and then click Key. Name the new key ShellEx.
    4. Right-click the ShellEx registry key that you created, point to New, and then click Key. Name the new key {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}.
    5. Click the {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1} registry key that you created, right-click the Default value in the right pane, click Modify, and then type the following value data in the Value data box:


  • Filenamethumbvw.zip
  • Filesize109.66 kB
  • Filetypezip (Mime Type: application/zip)
  • Rating 4.7 / 5 , 171 rating
  • MD5: 3f19a21abde889770d50e08a70f31ab8
  • SHA1: 61635de33d9eeff280eaba9d99b7fc890664c740
  • SHA265: $5$rounds=5000$dlldownloadsyste$j9i20Hogll9lLeh8f4MrMjQJbHM1h.VLhMvWhDqMf65

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