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Windows 7: How can I disable Folder Content Preview but not Pictures Thumbnails?

15 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How can I disable Folder Content Preview but not Pictures Thumbnails?

Hi, I need your help. Please guide me through this trouble. I searched the web but I could not find anything useful.

I need to have folder content preview disabled on my machine but I still need to have pictures as thumbnails instead of icons. What do I need to do?

Please note checking "Always show Icons, never thumbnails" wont help because it applies to Picture Files as well.

Thank you in advance!

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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What for?
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What for?
Because I have lots of folders full of document files (.txt, .php, .tpl). By the way I need to search among unnamed picture files by windows explorer.

That really makes my computer slow when explorer is trying to find out what is in folders. Is there anyway to have something like windows XP? Disable/Enable thumbnails for specified folder and not globally?

On the other hand, I have vision trouble and don't like "Details List View or small folder icons".
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15 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Thomasons, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but thumbnail previews is an all on or all off type setting.
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
Since you wanting to be able to see the pictures, you might see if turning on the preview pane in Windows Explorer may help so that you will a preview of any selected image in it.
Preview Pane - Turn On or Off
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Brink,

Thank you for giving me a reply back. This is really an unfortunate. I hope it 'll be fixed in future releases.

Regards,
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15 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's by design, so there will most likely be no fix.
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15 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So,I will be out of any luck even in future. I think I should match myself with it.
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