Windows 10: Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing

Discus and support Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello friends on the Win10 forums, I'm having a few problems for years now on my Windows 10 desktop. It seems like my explorer is corrupted or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Flattert, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Flattert Win User

    Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing


    Hello friends on the Win10 forums,

    I'm having a few problems for years now on my Windows 10 desktop. It seems like my explorer is corrupted or something. Some PNG files in my explorer are showing a preview of the image, while others don't. Also alot of program icons in my taskbar are disappearing randomly. Below i posted a few screenshots of an example for each problem.

    PNG preview not working on same set of images


    Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing [​IMG]


    Spotify + Windows 10 Mail Icons missing in taskbar and searchbar


    Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing [​IMG]


    Skype Icon missing from searchbar


    Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing [​IMG]


    I have tried clearing the icon cache in CMD. I also looked at my settings and the setting to preview miniature images instead of icons is already on. How do i fix this?

    :)
     
    Flattert, Jan 23, 2020
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  2. preview/details pane in explorer

    Hi,

    Setting the Preview pane to show or hide in File Explorer will apply to all folders. If you wish to hide the Preview pane in File Explorer, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Tap on View tab.
    • Click Preview Pane to view/hide it.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
     
    Michael Gall, Jan 23, 2020
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  3. Naki Win User
    GPU-Z Program Icon Submission

    Suggestion to have an option to change Notification Area icon this way too.
    Suggestion to finally have proper separate Options window like most (all?) Windows programs do.
     
  4. Explorer PNG preview not working and alot of program icons missing

    Using File explorer can stop given preview

    Hi,

    We understand the issue you are facing and will assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on View.
    • Click on Preview pane.

    If the issue still persists,

    • Open File explorer.
    • Click on View.
    • Click on Folder options.
    • Under View tab, check the option for Always show icons, never thumbnails.
    • Click on Apply and OK.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jan 23, 2020
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