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Windows 7: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable


01 Jun 2009   #29
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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19 May 2011   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Daisensou. Thank you for posting back with your results.

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27 Jul 2011   #31
stsaerox

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

The registry file option seems to work for current user only... And I don't think that all are correct... Maybe you need to check them.

Thanks for this useful tutorial.
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27 Jul 2011   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello stsaerox,

Sorry about that. You were correct. One of the REG file links was incorrect. They have all been checked again and fixed.

Thank you for letting me know.

Shawn
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27 Jul 2011   #33
stsaerox

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

It's ok just wanted to let you know. Thank you for sharing your work.
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10 Dec 2011   #34
mbterry9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have been reading this tutorial and trying to get it to work for me for about an hour, but it is not doing what I want. I hope this is the right place...

My Problem: When viewing JPG's in a folder, I am trying to get Windows 7 Explorer to behave like my old WinXP did - ie, display the folder in thumbnail views (clearly, with no icons on each image), and then when I click on a photo to see it singly, to move to the next photo each time I hit ENTER or use an arrow forward. Sounds simple, but it has not been for me.

Following the instructions:
I am using WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER as the default program.
Using OPTION ONE (on page 1 of this thread), I have set my FOLDER OPTIONS to UNCHECK "Always show icons, never thumbnails.)
I went into CONTROL PANEL, and under ATTACHED THUMBNAILS, checked the setting "Show thumbnails instead of icons.
I can get everything I want, except the thumbnails showing in the Folder View have icons (large green boxes with white checks) over each image, making it practically useless. (I am attaching a screen print, which I hope shows my problem.)

In FOLDER OPTIONS, VIEW, ADVANCED SETTINGS, I have unchecked "Display File Icon on Thumbnails", which I thought should do the trick, but it makes no difference that I can see.

I have looked around other settings, but am afraid to try things I don't understand. (In trying to fix this small problem, my desktop and whole screen look seems to have changed, but I won’t ask for help on that. The change is subtle, and I am not even sure what it is. What ever happened to RIGHT CLICK to get explanations for settings?)

Anyway, I hope you can understand my problem on viewing thumbnails in a folder, and please help me!
Thanks!


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10 Dec 2011   #35
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mbterry,

A feature in Norton 360 is responsible for the Tick mark (green box) and double arrow (blue box) overlay icons. Norton 360 v2 adds a feature called "Backup Status Indicators" which clearly identifies which files have been backed up, which files are pending backup and which are excluded from backup.

A check in a green box means the file’s backup is current, while a chevron () character in a blue box indicates a file that’s been changed since its last backup. Files excluded from the backup set display a slash in a gray box.

If you don’t need the backup indicators feature you can turn it off by clicking Settings in the Norton 360 main window, unchecking the Backup Status Indicators check box and clicking Close.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2011   #36
mbterry9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi Shawn,
That did the trick!

COMMENT: i wasted a couple of hours dealing with this issue. I long for the days of WinXP, where everything worked and fixes were clear. As each individual application gets more complex, their interactions become exponentially more confusing. There must be advantages to updating software, other than bringing incremental income to the vendors, but there sure are a lot of disadvantages for the ordinary user. Being age 69, and my own personal IT Department, most days I think I will be happy to get comfortable in Win 7 before I die. I also hope I can stay in Win 7 until doomsday, as I can't take another version!

Thanks so much!!!
Mike
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10 Dec 2011   #37
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Mike.
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21 Feb 2012   #38
rodery

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How to disable all other file icon previews (like docx, pptx, pdf.. ) except picture files?
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21 Feb 2012   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rodery, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but thumbnail previews can only be enabled or disable on all file extension types, and not just some and not others.
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