Windows 10: Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive)

Discus and support Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; * Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive). This does not affect thumbnails on OS drive (C drive), where OS was recently... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by David4321, Jul 14, 2020.

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    Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive)


    * Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive). This does not affect thumbnails on OS drive (C drive), where OS was recently reinstalled. Thumbnails display properly on C drive.
    * Both C and G drive are mounted internally in Windows 10 desktop. Problem is only on G drive, and only after reinstalling OS to C drive. G drive is a 10tb data drive. Both drives are NTFS. NOTHING has been changed about G drive location, connections, or mount point - same before and after reinstalling OS on C drive.
    * I have tried Disk Cleanup tool, both from right-clicking drive, and running from taskbar search. Only C drive has option to clean out thumbnails, and this does not correct issue. G drive does not have that option, only options are DirectX Shader Cache, and Recycle Bin.
    * I have tried running chkdsk on G drive, result is negative: no errors found.
    * I want to try locating and deleting all thumbnails connected with files on G drive. I do not know the location of these thumbs, even if they are on the C or G drive. What is the location of G drive thumbnails, for manual deletion, or do you have any suggestion of how I can get system to delete them?
    * I am an advanced user. I can use command prompt solutions using CMD if desired.


    Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) [​IMG]


    * The folder in the first screen shot above is on G drive. All of these files in the image are good and not corrupt. They open and display well in image viewer. They all used to show thumbnails as normal before reinstalling windows on C drive. Now some of them have no thumbnails, and I cannot find how to get system to create them as it should. Normal procedure would be to delete thumbnail cache, and system would create fresh ones. But I do not know how to do that on the G drive.



    Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) [​IMG]



    Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) [​IMG]


    * You'll see if you compare the next 2 screen shots above, that the G drive DOES NOT have the option to delete thumbnails under Disk Cleanup options. In the last shot, you see the C drive DOES have the option to delete thumbnails under Disk Cleanup, but that does not help the issue.

    * I then used a use a search tool to find and delete all files with string *thumbs* of type .db, this was almost 200 files. Unfortunately, this did not seem to resolve the problem. When I reopened the folder in my screen shot, it was clear these thumbs were not deleted. You can tell when they are, then you see the system quickly recreate them. This was not the case, and all the same files are still missing thumbs.

    I'm desperate to get the thumbs back. I'm always handling these image files, and it's driving me crazy that I can't see at a glance which is which.

    Thanks for any help.

    :)
     
    David4321, Jul 14, 2020
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  2. thumbnails not showing in network drive

    Hi johndidd and thanks for reaching out. My name is Joseph. I'm an independent advisor. I'll be happy to help you out today.

    I would suggest you refer to the below steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    1. Press the Windows key and type in gpedit.msc and press enter.

    2. Navigate to: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

    3. In the right-hand window, you will see a list, most with ‘Not configured’ to the right. Double click on the 1st one ‘Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons’. Select the ‘Disabled’ radio button on the left and click OK. This should sort
    the thumbnails out on local drives.

    4. Click ‘Next Setting’ to skip to the next policy: Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons on network folders’ and set this to disabled. (If you have your network drive open you may notice the thumbnails all change to icons but don’t worry.)

    5. If you click ‘Next Settings’ again it will take you to: ‘Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files’. You may want to try setting this to disabled as well but you may find enabling it helps as long as you don’t mind the thumbnails rebuilding
    each time you enter the folder. I set it to disabled.

    6. Restart your computer, and when it boots up, check to see whether or not the problem has been resolved.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let me know how it goes.

    Thank you!
     
    Joseph Y. Marquez, Jul 14, 2020
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  3. windows 10 professional not finding one of two internal hard drives

    Windows 10 version 1607 (OS build 14393.222)

    File Explorer then My PC only displays devices and drives (5) on one computer.

    Windows (CThumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) :) 119 GB free of 220 GB

    (the above is the flash drive)

    HP_RECOVERY (DThumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) :) 1.64 GB free of 15.3 GB

    BD-RE Drive (EThumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) :)

    HP_TOOLS (FThumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) :) 1.91 GB free of 1.99 GB

    DATADRIVE0 (GThumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive) :) 928 GB free of 931 GB

    File explorer does not display the internal hard drive in bay two. At this moment it is a sanitized drive that is unallocated. When this drive was removed and another internal hard drive was inserted that has lots of data it did not display this internal
    hard drive either. Then the internal hard drive in bay one was switched with the internal hard drive in bay two. Again it did not find the second internal hard drive, either the unallocated or the one that has lots of data. So just the one internal flash
    drive and one of the internal hard drives are found by the windows 10 pro operating system whereas all three drives are found by the bios.
     
    questions_, Jul 14, 2020
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  4. Thumbnails only partially display on internal data drive (G drive)

    Drive G

    This is one of the known issues with the update as Recovery partition should be hidden and is accidentally assigned a drive letter.

    Right-click Start>Command Prompt(admin)

    Type in the following:

    diskpart

    list volume

    select volume 3

    Replace 3 with the number of the volume which is assigned a drive letter. (In hundreds of MBs)

    remove letter="G"

    Replace G with the Recovery drive letter.

    Don't worry, removing a drive letter would not cause any harm to your device.
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Jul 14, 2020
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