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File explorer no preview of image files or videos.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    File explorer no preview of image files or videos.

    Have a new Windows 8 Pro setup. For some reason I do not get a preview of images in a folder just a generic thumbnail. Any thoughts?
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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,627
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello BCW, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It looks like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have them enabled to see if that may help.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks! I was having the same problem & your answer fixed it!
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File explorer no preview of image files or videos.
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