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Finder window view settings lost
Authored by: mark.suska on Nov 26, '02 10:54:29PM

I just figured out why some preview icons appear as a low resolution blocky icon.
I had viewed the pictures in GraphicConverter and it had automatically replaced the icon images with its own preview icons. Unfortunately these icons do not look good in OS X.

Now I am trying to figure out how to get rid of those icons. Argh!
Any ideas?

This still does not solve the problem of finder view settings being lost.


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Finder window view settings lost
Authored by: cowboy on Nov 26, '02 11:44:00PM

Not sure if this would work, but its worth a try...

I've been using Pic2Icon. It can take a folder of images and create OS X preview icons.

Hmm.. I see somebody at versiontracker has had problems with it recently. It has worked perfectly for me (4.8 stars at versiontracker with 107 reviews). It is freeware.

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Finder window view settings lost
Authored by: haighy on Nov 27, '02 08:47:16AM
I occasionally get that chunky preview problem too, when going through old System 9 images. One way to fix it is by zapping the resource fork, where the low-res icon is being stored. The Finder then automatically generates a nice icon (if it's in a common image format, such as JPEG or TIFF).

You can use Grim Ripper to delete the resource fork. Like the documentation says though: it can be destructive if you don't know what you're doing, so perhaps best to try it on a copied file first.

Wins Scariest Icon award too.

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