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'Thumbnails deleted' issue, or Icon / Thumbnail Preservation - Windows 8.1

EDIT:I've tried a host of different settings and tweaks. On normal shutdown/startup most settings seemed to preserve the icon/thumbnail cache, but a 'restart' always seems to spoil it!...Until I changed: Registry - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsDWM - 'AlwaysHibernateThumbnails' value to 1(hex)

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Also with this problem another one came.I can't set a program to open some files,so the file associations for some files is broken. For example i can't set qTorrent to open torrent files.It just won't open them and the files apear as white documents just like I hadn't had a Torrent program installed already.I find it weird that both problems appeared together.

I previously had to reinstall windows on my machine,because of this problems.It worked normal at the begging,but today these problems appeared again.I tried scanning SFC Scan with no result.

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