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Windows 7: How do i get my picture icons to show the actual picture thumbnail?

14 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
How do i get my picture icons to show the actual picture thumbnail?

It seems ive tried different options and i still cant get to see a preview of the picture i have highlighted, i have to open it fully in order to see what it is .anyway to change this?

windows 7 btw

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14 Jun 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Have a look at this tutorial Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
Try this tutorial if preview is turn on Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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14 Jun 2012   #3

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

AT the same time, in Small Icons, List and Details view, no thumbnail is generated.
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 How do i get my picture icons to show the actual picture thumbnail?

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