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Windows 7: thumbnails on folders

18 Jul 2011   #1
xtroop

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thumbnails on folders

I am new to win7. i cannot get any folders to display as thumbnails. under view it only shows list, details, tiles and content. no thumbnails. i must be missing something, as i remember seeing it in XP.

Thank You


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18 Jul 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums xtroop.

Open any folder or explorer window. In the upper right are two small icons, one with a down arrow. Click the arrow and a window with a slider will open which will let you see thumbnails depending on which one you choose.

thumbnails on folders-chng-view.png thumbnails on folders-icons.png

Windows 7 won't display thumbs on folders, but show an open folder with a peek at its contents.
Also open Contol Panel|Folder options View tab and uncheck the noted box below.
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18 Jul 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Open Windows Explorer and choose any folder.

Make sure the Menu Bar is showing then navigate to Organize>Folder & Search Options>View then make your choice in the Advanced Settings options.

Click Apply then OK to save your change (s).


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19 Jul 2011   #4
xtroop

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Thanks,,but now all my pics are showing the same picture of a lake with mountains, until i open them, then they show the pic in the file. very strange. pics are there, but u only see preview of a landscape pic(problably sample pic from computer, not mine) until u click on them to open them. any ideas? all pics show same pic
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19 Jul 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, that sounds like the default .jpg ICON.
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19 Jul 2011   #6
xtroop

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it does seem to be a default image. i do not know how they got their. i gues i'm stuck with them.
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19 Jul 2011   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You might try clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache:

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

And running "sfc /scannow" from an elevated command prompt to make sure no system files have gone haywire.
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19 Jul 2011   #8
xtroop

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thumbnail cache cleanup did not work. i am hesitant about sfc scan. newbie

thank you anyway for your time.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It'll be fine, here;s the tut for you to look through
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Did you try both of my ideas in post #2?
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19 Jul 2011   #10
xtroop

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britton,,,yes i tried both. I will take some valium and try sfc. lol
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