Windows 10: How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS

Discus and support How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My pictures no longer show as pictures, just icons. Not sure how to get it back to showing pictures without having to open one at a time. Help please... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by BobSnowdon, Jan 14, 2020 at 3:37 PM.

  1. How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS


    My pictures no longer show as pictures, just icons. Not sure how to get it back to showing pictures without having to open one at a time. Help please

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  2. ShernieL Win User

    Picture icons not showing in Windows10

    I have a brand new HP laptop with Windows 10. The picture icons in File Explorer are not showing. If I change to a different size icon, sometimes 1 or 2 pictures will show. If I change again to another size icon, a couple different icons will show - never
    the same as the previous size.

    I have followed suggestions I found online.

    One suggestion to do a disk cleanup worked, then the next day, the icons were gone again.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thank-you in advance.
     
  3. Mayra Aqu Win User
    Photo Icons in the Picture Folders

    Hi,

    Misconfigured view settings is on of the usual reasons why it is not displaying the actual photo. We suggest checking the settings of your folder to make sure it show the icons, instead of the thumbnail. Kindly follow the steps below to check it:

    • Open Picture folder.
    • Choose View tab at the top, then click the (Square icon) Options as shown on the picture below:
      How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS acdc00f8-fb41-47d4-960e-166f8c7715e3.png
    • Click View tab, put a check mark on the box beside the
      Always show icons, never thumbnails. See picture below:

      How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS 25255605-64c1-4d21-92f9-f2dcf1a0791d.png
    • Close the folder, and check if you will be able to see the display picture for each icon.

    Kindly update us with the outcome.
     
  4. enso Win User

    How to make pictures show as picgures, not ICONS

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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