Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: My Documents 'View'

30 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
My Documents 'View'

Good morning everyone,
This pc is about 72 hours useage-old. My last pc was using XP. Now when in 'My Docs' I can't get 'Views' to show thumbnails. Is there a way to tweak this? I used thumbnails a lot because I had so many files, it helped me to quickly locate one graphic from another. Can anyone help????

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Up in the tool bar, the icons on the right, click on the first one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

On the tool bar on top, to the right of "Organize, Share With, Burn, New Folder" is an icon that looks like a box with parallel lines. Click on that. The "large icons" will give you thumbnails.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit

Thanks guys. I tried, and all it is giving me is very large folders, not contents in folders, as in XP.
You know, where it shows you one photo or graphic of what was in the folder....grrr
Am I still doing something wrong?

You were right, I forgot I needed to pull a graphic out of subflolders!! TY
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi! Exotic, welcome to 7F :)

This may explain it better, and give you more options on what you are trying to accomplish:
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hopefully this tutorial will help.
In doing a web search I have found that for some users the only way they could fixit was to do a clean re-install of the OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 My Documents 'View'

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Documents and My Documents got swapped; win7 pro x64, hppro dtpc
Using windows explorer to do all of this... Not realizing how this file system works, she deleted all files in Documents because many dupe files made it look like they were accidentally copied there multi times. On realizing what she had done, I promptly restored the recycle bin, hoping...
General Discussion
Q: Foxit Reader - multiple documents - tiled view
How can I get Foxit Reader v3.31 to display two documents side-by-side (i.e. "tiled"). The Tile choices are greyed out here and I cannot see how to select "Multiple Document interface mode" (or "Single Document interface mode" either).
How Do I Change the Default 'Arrange By' view of My Documents?
Hi, I have searched the forum and found quite a few articles that seem similar to what I am trying to do, but not quite it. I have a colleague who is having problems with documents being saved in 'My Documents' but which are then not visible. After consulting our external IT company, we were...
General Discussion
I cannot view the XP files "Desktop" "My documents"
Hi From Turkey I have a problem. I bought a new computer with windows seven Pro Here is a company and we have a domain controller. So my old computer (With windows XP Pro) was in domain. I joined in my new computer to domain. I removed the Harddisk of my old computer. and then i put it...
Installation & Setup
Changed my documents view by mistake
I need help i accidentally change my document view. i had the one with the side thing that had my favorites, libraries, recent places, etc, etc. due to curiosity i lost it. please if anyone know how i can change it back, let me know. been reading and looking around for 2 hours now and nothing.
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+