Windows 10: File icon showing over thumbnails in Windows 10

Discus and support File icon showing over thumbnails in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; On Windows 10, I have an issue with a small white file icon showing over top of my Documents and Pictures folders, other folders within them, and on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by artomic, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. artomic Win User

    File icon showing over thumbnails in Windows 10


    On Windows 10, I have an issue with a small white file icon showing over top of my Documents and Pictures folders, other folders within them, and on individual files (see screenshot below). In File Explorer Options, I've tried various combinations of checking/unchecking "Always show icons, never thumbnails" and "Display file icon on thumbnails", and nothing seems to take off those icons. I have my view setting at Medium Icons as shown below. If I go down to Details, the white file totally covers the thumbnail and I can't tell what are folders and what are files. Any suggestions on how to remove them?


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    :)
     
    artomic, Dec 4, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows 10 showing device icons instead of thumbnails in folders

    Hi me15prg9926,

    There's a possibility that some folder settings may have changed. It could be set to show icons and not thumbnails. To verify that, please follow the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer.
    • Click the View tab.
    • On the upper-right corner, click Options.
    • On the Folder Options, click the View tab.
    • Under Files and Folders, uncheck Always show icons, never thumbnails.
    • Click Apply, then OK.

    Once done, try checking if the folder icons are already showing thumbnails.

    Update us with the result.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Dec 4, 2019
    #2
  3. "Always show icons, never thumbnails" option not available

    Hello,

    The issue that you’ve encountered regarding the settings to view the thumbnails on the
    File Explorer of your Windows 10 computer may be caused by some configuration or programs that prevent Windows from working properly. To sort out your concern, we suggest that you manage the
    File Explorer settings and select the Always show icons, never thumbnails option. To do this, you may follow the step below:

    • Click Start, type File Explorer, and then press
      Enter.
    • On the File Explorer window, click the View tab > Options > Change folder and search options > View
      tab.
    • Under the Advanced settings section, select the Always show icons, never thumbnails option.
    • Click the Apply > OK button to save the changes.
    • Once you’re done, you may check if the issue persists.

    Keep us updated about your concern for additional assistance.
     
    Joseph Ban, Dec 4, 2019
    #3
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    File icon showing over thumbnails in Windows 10

    Icons and thumbnails not showing

    Hi,

    It is possible that icons and thumbnails are not showing due to corruptions. To assist you better, we'd like to ask if what troubleshooting steps have you done so far.

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow the steps provided in this article by clicking on this

    link
    . It will let you scan for corruptions and will provide you a remedy.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Dec 4, 2019
    #4
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