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Windows 7: No Thumbnails in Open File Dialogs or Windows Explorer - Why??

01 Mar 2013   #1
David40

Window 7 64bit, Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
No Thumbnails in Open File Dialogs or Windows Explorer - Why??

I got a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I find it very annoying that in all the Open File dialog boxes and even Windows Explorer there does not seem to be a selection under the View menu to show thumbnails of image files. Even when I select Contents and highlight the file it still only shows a generic icon. Can anyone please tell me if there is a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help


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01 Mar 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have thumbnail previews enabled.
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
If you do, then double check to make sure that you have Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program with all of it's associations.
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Mar 2013   #3
David40

Window 7 64bit, Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

WOW!! What a difference. Considering how fast computers are these days I can't understand why that would not be the default setting. I've been grumbling about the missing thumbnails for months.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply.
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01 Mar 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome David.

Normally thumbnail previews are enabled by default.
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