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Windows 7: Lost picture thumbnails?

14 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
Lost picture thumbnails?

Don't know how i did it (probably when I thought I was increasing the computer's efficiency), but now when i go to my picture folders, the thumbnails aren't showing...

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14 Oct 2011   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
Don't know how i did it (probably when I thought I was increasing the computer's efficiency), but now when i go to my picture folders, the thumbnails aren't showing...
You can have a look here to make sure they are enabled,

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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14 Oct 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

After you follow Derek's posting to turn the Thumbnails back on.
Then check to make sure when you run Disk Clean Up that you don't delete them every time you run it.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

As in my Snip below make sure the Thumbnails box is unchecked.
If checked it will delete the Thumbnails.
Then you start over to rebuild the cache which can take a few days.
I know I deleted mine by accident.

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14 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 HP 64-bit

Thanks for the help. Got things straightened away, but did have a bit of trouble which I;d like to pass on. In one of my picture folders (Libraries/pictures) I was able to restore the thumbnails. However, in another picture folder (My Pictures), although I had unchecked the right box in Folder options/View, I was still getting icons. This was driving me crazy until I realized that in View on the Toolbar I had Details instead of one of the icon sizes chosen...
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22 Jan 2016   #5

show thumbnails instead of icons

I'm sure by now you've gotten it resolved, but if you go to Start - > Right Click on Computer and click Properties. Click Advanced System Settings on the Left. On the Advanced Tab under the Performance Heading Click on Settings. Make sure show thumbnails instead of icons is selected.
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