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Explorer showing Icons instead of thumbnails....

  1. #1


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64

    Explorer showing Icons instead of thumbnails....


    I have checked in the only two places I was aware of that would cause this:

    Folder Options - View ....however, there is no option there to check show Thumbnails. I believe this option should be there at the top, but it isnt.

    I also went to Properties of My Computer, Advanced, Performance. It is checked there to show Thumbnails.

    But for whatever reason, I only see icons when I should see thumbnails. And yes, I have changed the view to Medium, large, extra large.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dave,

    You might double check through each option in the tutorial below to see if it may help. It's for Windows 7, but it's the same in Windows 8 except "Windows Explorer" is "File Explorer" in OPITION FOUR instead.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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Explorer showing Icons instead of thumbnails....
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