Windows 10: Icons-Thumbnails-Folders-Files

Discus and support Icons-Thumbnails-Folders-Files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; How do I make my PC to have folders display as icons and files to display as thumbnails? -thank you 169049 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MourningStar, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Icons-Thumbnails-Folders-Files

    How do I make my PC to have folders display as icons and files to display as thumbnails?

    -thank you

    MourningStar, Nov 24, 2020

  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.

    Vanessa Yar, Nov 24, 2020
  3. Windows 10 Picture Files not updating thumbnails


    I realize that the picture files are not updating thumbnails. I will try to help you with this issue.

    Suggest you to perform “Disk Cleanup”, cleaning up the temporary internet files, thumbnail, cookies and temp files, so as to check the thumbnail view of the photo is updated by cleaning up your temporary data.

    Further, if the issue persists then you can also follow these steps:

    • Right click in the Folder that contains the images.

    • Select View.

    • Note the current icon size, and change it to another size (ie: "Medium-Icons" to "Large-Icons", then back to "Medium-Icons").

    • This causes the icons to be resized and their cache updated.

    Keep us informed to help you further.
    Srimadhwa B, Nov 24, 2020
  4. Dgo47 Win User


    File Explorer not showing thumbnails


    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, Nov 24, 2020


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