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Windows 7: Changing default view for pics

13 Aug 2011   #1
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Changing default view for pics

How do i perm change the view of a folder so that every time i open it it shows my pics as thumbnails? thanks.


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13 Aug 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lynkdev,

You would usually just need to turn on thumbnail previews for this. The tutorial below can help show you how to. You may need to try more than one option in the tutorial if one of the others doesn't work for you. Be sure that you read all of the information at the top of the tutorial to help make sure you have correct.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Aug 2011   #3
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

tried all methods in the link, still doesnt open folder for thumbnail preview..
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13 Aug 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program with all of it's default associations (except .gif files) set with it as well?

Check to make sure that you have the icon view size in the Windows Explorer window set to either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to see a thumbnail of the file or folder.
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13 Aug 2011   #5
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Well im not sure where to check the windows photo viewer associations. But what im saying is i can manually change the view as normal to any view but i would like to see it as medium or large as default when i open up the folders. all those methods did nothing including the reg file..still shows up as details being default..
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13 Aug 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can click on the blue Default Programs link in the post above to help show you how to.
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13 Aug 2011   #7
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

ok i did that, wasnt set up with all defaults but it is now. Didnt work though;( do i have to reboot?
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13 Aug 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No need to restart the computer.

Do you have the pictures in the folder showing with at least the medium icons folder view or a larger size?

It will not show thumbnails with details view.

Could you post a screenshot of this to see if something stands out?
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13 Aug 2011   #9
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I know this, every time i customize the look of the folder and apply to all folders..nothing saves after i apply. I go right back into the folder and its selected to details pane..

i changed the layout to pictures and it goes right back to general items..nothing is saving.

could a service be turned off or something?

apparently looking around shows this is a MS screwup and it will never remember any view setting you give it??
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13 Aug 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I've posted this link in the hope it will help you.

Folder Options - Open
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