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I noticed that my movie thumbnails in both Storyline and Timeline were getting increasingly fuzzy to the point where I couldn't tell what they were. I did a search and found a posting in 2006 from Merv that gave this fix. Not sure pixilation is the right word to use.

 

"If what I have described sounds like what is happening to your project (s), try deleting the corresponding dat file and that should clear up the problem. For example, if your project name is project1.dmsm, there will be a corresponding project1.dat file in the same folder as the dmsm file. Delete the project1.dat file and then reopen the project1.dmsm file. The dat file will be rebuilt and the distortion should be gone. Just to be safe, make a backup of the project before deleting the dat file just in case something goes wrong"

 

I gave this a try and it worked perfectly. There may be another fix for this and if so would like to know about it. Emphasis on making a back up file before doing this.

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I noticed that my movie thumbnails in both Storyline and Timeline were getting increasingly fuzzy to the point where I couldn't tell what they were. I did a search and found a posting in 2006 from Merv that gave this fix. Not sure pixilation is the right word to use.

 

"If what I have described sounds like what is happening to your project (s), try deleting the corresponding dat file and that should clear up the problem. For example, if your project name is project1.dmsm, there will be a corresponding project1.dat file in the same folder as the dmsm file. Delete the project1.dat file and then reopen the project1.dmsm file. The dat file will be rebuilt and the distortion should be gone. Just to be safe, make a backup of the project before deleting the dat file just in case something goes wrong"

 

I gave this a try and it worked perfectly. There may be another fix for this and if so would like to know about it. Emphasis on making a back up file before doing this.

 

 

There is no need to make a backup of the .dat file since they will be recreated the first time you load the dmsm file. Making a backup of the dmdm file should be standard practice.

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