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Windows 7: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable


01 Jun 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Explorer Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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22 Feb 2010   #10
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I was beginning to think I'm the only one who think it's Stupid to replace some, but not all, Icons on the desktop with Thumbnails.

I've tried to track all the registry changes with all Thumbs disabled ...
But I can't figure out which ones (if any) will turn off the thumbs on the desktop only.

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22 Feb 2010   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kremmen,

I'm afraid that it's all or none.
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29 May 2010   #12
cleftangels

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HulaLady View Post
I used to use Thumbnail Handler which automatically showed my Paint Shop Pro tubes (versus just a PSP icon), but have been unsuccessful locating a program that will do this. I found this site and downloaded both and installed both. Nothing worked, so I am wondering if I should delete the registry files that these downloads installed (thus my asking if anyone had the exact file name that I should delete).

If anyone does have a PSP Thumbnail Handler that works with Windows 7 64 bit, for all versions of PSP, I would appreciate hearing back. Thank you Brink for your prompt response.

I spent hours at this site, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge....

Aloha all

to view PSP files thumbnails just unzip this dll put it anywhere then run cmd goto where you put the file and run "regsvr32 psdcodec.dll"

All done restart explorer and you will see thubnails


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23 Jun 2010   #13
iFission

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

any way to disable thumbnail viewing on the folders only and show thumbnails for other files like pictures?
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23 Jun 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello iFission,

Sorry, but it's either a all or none setting.
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24 Jul 2010   #15
sam2O1O

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iFission View Post
any way to disable thumbnail viewing on the folders only and show thumbnails for other files like pictures?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello iFission,

Sorry, but it's either a all or none setting.
I love my folder icon & don't want thumbnails over it.This sucks


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24 Jul 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could disable thumbnail previews, then do OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to change the default folder icon with your icon above.

How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jul 2010   #17
sam2O1O

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could disable thumbnail previews, then do OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to change the default folder icon with your icon above.

How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

I have changed the folder icon. The thing is I don;t want thumbnails over the folder icon (saying which images are inide the folder). So I disable the thumbnails option but then I cannot see image thumbnails too unlike XP where only picture folder shown thumbnails over the folder which too can be cutomised . But as you said its all or none, which sucks


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22 Feb 2011   #18
peikojose

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Is there a way to do what sam2O1O wants to do?

I need it that way, to work just like XP.

I don't understand how that option is not available :-S
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23 Feb 2011   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Peikojose, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to change the default folder icon used by Windows 7 using Resource Hacker. This way you can leave thumbnail previews turned on if you like to see thumbnails of files, but not have them for the folders.

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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