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Windows Explorer has no Thumbnail selection under View

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    Windows Explorer has no Thumbnail selection under View


    Windows Explorer is not giving me a Thumbnail choice under View:

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    Also, in System Properties, Advanced tab, Performance button under Settings, when I check Show thumbnails instead of icons, then click Apply and OK, if I click the Performance button under Settings again, Show thumbnails instead of icons is unchecked. I can't get the change to take effect.

    I suspect I changed something awhile ago but I can't remember what.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Rich,

    There wouldn't be a thumbnail preview setting in view. Instead, you would select either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to be able to see thumbnail previews.

    Go ahead and make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on at both locations you mentioned to see if that may help.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    I must have used the registry hack to disable thumbnails. Ran the enable one, logged off and on and theyre back.

    Thanks Shawn.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're welcome.
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