Windows 10: Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder?

Discus and support Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Sheesh...should be easy. I want the plain folders but when open, I want to see thumbnails of the contents. Anyone know how? Thanks in advance and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ignatztempotypo, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder?


    Sheesh...should be easy. I want the plain folders but when open, I want to see thumbnails of the contents. Anyone know how?

    Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!

    submitted by /u/ignatztempotypo
    [link] [comments]

    :)
     
    /u/ignatztempotypo, Jan 1, 2022
    #1
  2. Dgo47 Win User

    File Explorer not showing thumbnails

    Brink,

    Many thanks for you reply. I have done all the steps you suggested, but no change,

    When I open a folder containing photos, some open correctly but the vast majority open with thumbnails, but they very quickly get overwritten and you can not longer see the thumbnails.

    Are there any more suggestions?
     
    Dgo47, Jan 1, 2022
    #2
  3. NVN Tech Win User
    Folder Thumbnail and Desktop.ini Issues

    Hello. The issue I wish to address is the inconsistency of my folder picture thumbnails among my collection of folders in Windows 8.1.



    For a basic recap, I apply an image within a folder by doing the following:

    "Right Click on Folder -> Properties -> Customize -> Choose File -> (select image within folder) -> Apply"



    This sequence results in a new thumbnail for my folder along with a newly created "Desktop.ini" with the following layout:



    [ViewState]

    Mode=

    Vid=

    FolderType=Generic

    Logo=(image path)



    And while this works for a few folders, the reason I bring this up is because of what is happening when applying these thumbnails to many folders.
    On my external hard drive, I have a collection of pictures separated into hundreds of folders that I wish to apply these thumbnails to.
    But, after applying about 30 to 40 (haven't counted) pictures to be folder thumbnails, I can guarantee that one of the following three issues arises whenever I reconnect my hard drive:



    1. One of the folders that has yet to apply a picture as its thumbnail gets the same thumbnail as a folder that has already been given a thumbnail before the hard drive was extracted.
      When I go into this folder with the new thumbnail, it gets a "Desktop.ini" without a logo.
    2. A folder already with its own thumbnail (and Desktop.ini) gets the thumbnail of another folder, despite that the logo of this one's Desktop.ini wasn't altered.
    3. Some folders previously given thumbnails (and generated a Desktop.ini previously) will be shown with a default folder thumbnail, despite the fact that the Desktop.ini in the folder still exists and is unaltered.


    This issue has persisted for months, and I have been unable to find an ideal solution.
    I restored the default folder pictures and reattempted using the same images, and restored the defaults of (all) folder options, but nothing worked.



    Does anybody know a method of fixing this folder picture/thumbnail issue?

    Thank you for your time.
     
    NVN Tech, Jan 1, 2022
    #3
  4. Bunchies Win User

    Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder?

    Thumbnail Cache

    anyone know how to move the thumbnail cache to another HDD?

    i already moved my temp folder to another HDD but thumbnail cache takes up space Fast, and i have having to erase the space cuzz i don't wanna ware down my SSD over time

    i also just googled where the thumbnail cache is and its in the %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer ,But how would you go about moving that 1 Folder and having the system know that's its the new path
     
    Bunchies, Jan 1, 2022
    #4
Thema:

Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder?

Loading...
  1. Can I hide bulging desktop folder thumbnails but still see thumbnails once I open a folder? - Similar Threads - hide bulging desktop

  2. Update Folder Thumbnails

    in Windows 10 Support
    Update Folder Thumbnails: When I load pictures in from my camera, Windows nicely produces nice large previews thumbnails of the images when I look at the folder. The problem I have is when I delete the images off my camera and then go take some new photos, the camera names the new pictures the same as...
  3. change a folder thumbnail?

    in Windows 10 Customization
    change a folder thumbnail?: Hi, I have been customising my icons and have come across a problem trying to change folder icons. I changed the icon and the thumbnail for an empty folder, but if the folder has content the thumbnail shows an open folder with the content inside it. how can i customise a...
  4. How can I show thumbnails instead of a list on a folder?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    How can I show thumbnails instead of a list on a folder?: It always switches back to a list display, is there any way to set a thumbnail display as default? submitted by /u/divayth_fyr_ [link] [comments] https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/leq91e/how_can_i_show_thumbnails_instead_of_a_list_on_a/
  5. bug with thumbnail of folders

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    bug with thumbnail of folders: [ATTACH] for some reason if i put a notepad file into a folder and close the folder the thumbnail of the folder looks slightly corrupted. not sure why but its been like this for a day or 2 and its kind of annoying. already tried clearing out temporary files (thumbnails...
  6. I can't see some thumbnails in my folders

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    I can't see some thumbnails in my folders: Hi, i have had this problem for years now and in different computers. I already searched on here and google to find a viable fix but nothing i have done it have worked until now. So, the problem is that i have a lot of pictures than aren't being shown as thumbnails, but as...
  7. Folder or image Thumbnails

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder or image Thumbnails: Hi there, I want always to show icons and folders in tumbnail. Examples: Cntrol+shift+2 I press again and again. So I want always to show thumbnail type content in all folders. Thanks All COR Designer...
  8. Folder thumbnails on taskbar?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Folder thumbnails on taskbar?: Have File Explorer folders always been displayed like this? So that the full names cannot be identified when their current width is narrow? [img] Terry, East Grinstead, UK 135755
  9. Folder Thumbnails not loading

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder Thumbnails not loading: So my folder thumbnails dont load and i see this instead of some of the pictures that are in the folder i see this [ATTACH] i did disk cleanup for thumbnails restarted my pc and then i could see the thumbnails in This Pc > Pictures but the subfolders still dont load but...
  10. Folder thumbnails not working.

    in Windows 10 Support
    Folder thumbnails not working.: As I am creating new folders and dragging files into it the folder is not creating a thumbnail preview. Is my thumbnail cache corrupt? Would like to apply the right fix rather than an unnecessary one or one that makes things worse... [img] 97934