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Thumbnails don't show for video files (do for pic. files)

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    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit

    Thumbnails don't show for video files (do for pic. files)


    Video files in File explorer are shown with the icon of their default program, not with thumbnails; picture files, however, are shown with thumbnails. This is so for several file formats and default programs for both; all cases that I could try. I run Wndows 8.1 64 bit.

    The preferences are set for thumbnails in both locations:
    File explorer: View/Options/Change folder and search options/View/Always show icons, never folders - unchecked
    Control Panel/System/View advanced system settings/Advanced/Performance, Visual effects..../Show thumbnails instead of icons - checked
    Of course, otherwise thumbnails wouldn't show for picture files either.

    sfc/scannow - did not find any integrity violation

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth - failed, error: 0x80240021

    How to fix it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #3

    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit

    Thank you brummyfan. Actually I have found a solution with a third party software, MediaPreview, however it used to work just in Windows, I'd prefer to get it back without any third party installation.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thumbnails don't show for video files (do for pic. files)
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