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Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 pro

    Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview


    I went from XP to W8 Pro. With XP, a pictures folder allowed the icons to represent a small version of the picture; the filmstrip option was a nice bonus.

    With W8, the icon, no matter what size, has a generic look to it--same for all the pictures. I enable Preview Pane, and the same thing happens. No preview of the picture on the preview pane, just a much larger generic icon.

    I see screen views on the web of it actually working, but I can't get it to. I am tired of looking.

    Please help.
    Last edited by romeroom; 13 Feb 2013 at 04:01 PM.
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  2. #2



    Posts : 18,580
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    Hello romeroom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could use the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews to fix this.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 pro

    SOLVED: Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello romeroom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could use the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews to fix this.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank You!! That did the trick. Like many things, I'm puzzled as to why Microsoft would not enable thumbnails as default. Boggles my mind.
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    Posts : 18,580
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    You're most welcome.
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