Windows 10: Image thumbnails not loading

Discus and support Image thumbnails not loading in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello,A few days ago my laptop went bluescreen and restarted itself. Afterward, it became slow going through folders and files, windows become not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by deepswim, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. deepswim Win User

    Image thumbnails not loading


    Hello,A few days ago my laptop went bluescreen and restarted itself. Afterward, it became slow going through folders and files, windows become not responding a lot. Meanwhile, program icons always failed to load, often reappear after refresh. Image thumbnails stopped displaying completely, options at the top grayed out. Anyone knows what might have caused this and how should I fix it?

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    deepswim, Dec 3, 2022
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  2. kuudou Win User

    Image Thumbnails and Preview no longer loading in File Explorer

    As of earlier today I noticed that newly downloaded images are not displaying their thumbnails. Went online to look for solutions, looks like a lot of users are having this problem but very few have had offered solutions that aren't completely generic or
    pulled from a Third Party website. Here's what I have tried:

    - Selected the right options to show thumbnails under File options and under "Performance" under Advanced System Options. Did not work.

    - Rebuilt thumbnail and icon cache, both through DiskCleanup and CMD. Did not work.

    - Updated Windows. Did not work.

    - Attempted a restore from a Restore Point (which failed, did not try again)

    - Installed Third-party Codec that was suggested by another thread, as that user explained, the thumbnail service is attempting to build a thumbnail and display it but is lacking the codec to do so. Did not work.

    - Disabled Download Files on Demand (or something) for Onedrive, as suggested by another thread. Did not work.

    Interesting things to note:

    - Since I deleted the old thumbnail cache, images previously saved or downloaded no longer have their thumbnails.

    - If I select the default Microsoft Photos app as the default image viewer,
    when opening a folder all of my images flash their thumbnail briefly before going back to a blank icon
    . It looks like thumbnails are somehow being generated, but not displayed.

    - All video files, and icon files load their thumbnails perfectly. It looks like only image files are affected: jpg, jpeg, png, etc.

    - MOST of my images are still blank icons, no thumbnails. I say most because inexplicably a small number of them managed to retain their thumbnails. No clue as to why this is.

    Looking up similar issues on Google and Microsoft Answers reveals a lot of people have had similar problems to mine, but no viable solution. If anyone has somehow gotten a fix or something to work. Please let me know.
     
    kuudou, Dec 3, 2022
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  3. Embroidery Thumbnail image quality

    Dalchina,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Yes, the file association is correct.

    I’ve submitted a request to the software providers.

    I do know how to rebuild the thumbnail cache, have done so, and prevented deletion of the cache.

    I have indeed dis and reassociated the files. No difference.

    I will look into daily restore points, good idea. I have the tutorial list and links.

    Even though I restored successfully, the thumbnail images remain pixilated, maybe even worse than before.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Joanne in NH
     
    Joanne Tredeau, Dec 3, 2022
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Image thumbnails not loading

    Thumbnails load slowly in Explorer

    Hi, have you done any research on this? A general search for
    thumbnails load slowly
    suggests e.g.
    How to Speed Up a Windows Folder that Loads Very Slowly

    But there are so many factors: how large a file is each image: where are the files located: what is the speed of access to that location: what else is the PC doing at the same time..... (check your task manager).

    Another angle:
    When Windows 10 thumbnails seem to be missing or slow to load, try this | PCWorld

    Please also feel free to search the forum.

    Note: forum rules prohibit thread bumping... thanks.
     
    dalchina, Dec 3, 2022
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