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Windows 7: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

05 Jan 2015   #80
wcndave

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Folder Options

The whole thumbnails thing is a PITA. I would prefer there was an option to have windows redraw the thumbs every time and not have a thumbs.db that prevents renaming and deletion of folders due to "open files".

However I have also noticed something more annoying.

I have some NFS mounts which I regularly use, and some of them have thousands of files for which I need no thumbnails. I also have my ordinary documents and picture files for which I do like thumbnails.

When I go to folder options, the setting for thumbnails applies systemwide, even if I do NOT click the "apply to all folders" button.

I just want some drives / folder trees to have thumbnails, and some to not, however I have to change the setting on the fly every 10 minutes. Is this a bug, or intended behaviour?


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05 Jan 2015   #81
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dave,

I'm afraid that the setting for thumbnails is indeed global, and can either be all enabled or disabled.

If you like, you might see if this below may help with the thumbnail cache.

Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable
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05 Jan 2015   #82
wcndave

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

That's really a bit mad. means when I am browsing linux file shares etc, I leave behind me a veritable trail of rubbish on those file systems.

There used to be a "apply to all subfolders" option in XP, however we seem to have gone backwards since then!
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05 Jan 2015   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There's an Apply to Folders option in Windows 7, but that's for folder view settings instead.
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14 Apr 2015   #84
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Option 2 worked fine for me guys i don't know why it changed, but it's fixed now

Thanks
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14 Apr 2015   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could help mojo53.
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25 Jul 2015   #86
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

If I may chime in I cant get thumbnails to come back up. I already tried all these options, rebooted several times and they dont come back, even tried resetting defaults but still no luck. The weird thing is that as there are no thumbnails being built in Explorer, I can get thumbnails while opening files in Photoshop, so the thumbnail cache is being built for Photoshop but not for Explorer.

I've attached 3 images, from explorer, photoshop (open file), and here (manage attachments-open).

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25 Jul 2015   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If this has just recently started to happen, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started may be able to sort it for you.
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25 Jul 2015   #88
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Dont think it was too recent, think a program might have changed it, but did try all of the options and no luck. I have W10 setup to install this PC, so perhaps will work now lol, just have to use the windows photo viewer and go one by one for now, at least the images are bigger.

thanks
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