Photoshop CS5 Trouble with thumbnails obscured by mask or channel

I can hardly believe there isn't a thread for this already. I've been having this problem since Photoshop 3.0. In the event my current version of Photoshop saved preview thumbnails, and my OS would display them, there would often be portions of the image missing. I noticed that there was usually a mask or channel matching the missing portion, and deduced that Photoshop was arbitrarily masking the preview, making them useless even in the cases where I could see them.
Don't bother responding with "Adobe does not support thumbnails" or something similar. I suspect the only reason Adobe Developers ran into this problem and realized it would drive customers bug nuts. Ignoring it, however, does not prevent it. Other companies have attempted to address the users desire to see and identify their PSD files precisely the same way they can see most other graphic formats in Windows (the only platform I have personal experience with on this issue). It does not help, however, when Photoshop is not able to save a clear and accurate thumbnail, so after finding nothing on this topic online, I'm here to ask if anyone has run into this and found their own work around that does not involve deleting all masks and channels "just in case" one of them randomly spikes the thumbnail. As mentioned, it seems to occur randomly; I have hundreds of tiles with scores of masks and channels that produced clear thumbnails. Perhaps one in twenty graps a random alpha channel and obscures the preview. I'm getting tired of wasting HD space saving a PNG clone with every PSD to save myself the hassel of opening up dozens of PSD files to find the one I need to work on.

I have had similar problems. I use iMac and this problem presents itself such that the thumbnail, as seen in the FINDER, is distorted.
The distortion looks somewhat like a mask has been superimposed on the thumbnail. It has been suggested that there is a problem with the mac os and alpha channels (masks, not the standard 4 channels.) This seemed always to affect only images containing an alpha mask.
This has not happened lately, but older thumbnails that had this problem remain distorted. The images when opened are good, however.
I know you use windows and I believe I have others on windows complain about the problem.
good luck,
vince
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