Windows 10: Where have my image thumbnails gone?

Discus and support Where have my image thumbnails gone? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I opened folders such as Pictures, Camera Roll, Screenshots the images within used to be instantly previewed with thumbnails. This has stopped,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by clayto, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. clayto Win User

    Where have my image thumbnails gone?


    When I opened folders such as Pictures, Camera Roll, Screenshots the images within used to be instantly previewed with thumbnails. This has stopped, perhaps as a result of October update. So far I have not found how to restore this feature. Advice please.

    :)
     
    clayto, Mar 30, 2019
    #1

  2. Previews for images (thumbnails) are gone in explorer.


    All of a my preview for my images are gone...

    I went to Google and looked up some possible solutions.

    In explorer under view/options under View "Always show icons never thumbnails" is unchecked.
    I also tried to choose "Restore Defaults" from there as well with no luck. Yes, I closed and re-opened
    explorer after the change.

    I under went under Control Panel/System/Advanced/System Properties/Performance and
    made sure "Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews" was checked as well as "Show thumbnails instead of icons"
    was also checked.

    Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

    Any help appreciated. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.
     
    orlandotek, Mar 30, 2019
    #2
  3. Thumbnails error for Images

    Hi Myra,

    Let us further isolate your concern by answering the questions below:

    • Have you made any changes to the computer software prior to this?
    • Have you tried disabling the "Always show icon, never thumbnail" in
      "Folder and search options", to a different folder and check if the same thing happens?
    In the meantime, we suggest that you enable and then disable the "Always show icons, never thumbnails" option.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Jamille Nar, Mar 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Jelu Cal Win User

    Where have my image thumbnails gone?

    Image thumbnails not showing

    Hi,

    Your concern about the performance of your device when viewing photo thumbnails can be due to its configuration and/or corrupted system files. To better understand your concern, we'd like to know the following:

    • The last changes made/activities performed on your device prior to your concern.
    • If you've experienced your concern on multiple image file extensions. Examples are JPEG, JFIF, BAT, GIF, and PNG.
    • The version and build of Windows 10 that you're using on your device. To check this, you can perform the steps posted on this

      link
      .

    Based on the steps that you've already performed, we'd recommend performing the following to recreate the thumbnail cache:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • On the left pane, click This PC.
    • Right-click the C: drive where Windows 10 is installed, and select Properties.
    • Click the Disk Cleanup button.
    • Check the Thumbnails option, and uncheck all the other options.
    • Click OK.
    • Click Delete Files to confirm and to complete the task.

    In the event that the steps did not suffice, we'd recommend going through the commands posted below to further isolate your concern:

    • Open Start.
    • Search for Command Prompt.
    • Right-click the result and select Run as administrator.
    • Type the following command to stop File Explorer and press Enter.

      taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    • Type the following command to delete all the thumbnail database files without asking for confirmation and press Enter.:

      del /f /s /q /a %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_*.db
    • Type the following command to start File Explorer and press Enter.

      start explorer.exe
    • Close Command Prompt to complete the task.

    Note: We understand that you've already performed two of the commands listed. We've detailed the known succession and format of commands that works on many occasions on other users.

    Also, if you've only experienced this issue on images with JPEG/JPG/JPE file extensions, we'd recommend

    downloading the registry items
    that we've prepared for you and merge them on your existing registry configuration. To do this, you can perform the following:

    • Once download is complete, right-click on one of the registry items.


      Where have my image thumbnails gone? 72a00d61-b79f-4d3e-afac-bec50f0afed1?upload=true.png
    • Select Merge.


      Where have my image thumbnails gone? a47df25c-fb45-43b9-8b15-05973d7a2839?upload=true.png

    Note: Changes in the registry may cause issues on your device when done incorrectly. To secure your device, we'd recommend backing it up by performing the steps posted on this

    link
    . The article also includes steps on how you can restore them in case you need to.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Jelu Cal, Mar 30, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Where have my image thumbnails gone?

Loading...
  1. Where have my image thumbnails gone? - Similar Threads - Where image thumbnails

  2. where have my icons gone to

    in Windows 10 Customization
    where have my icons gone to: My icons have disappeared https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/where-have-my-icons-gone-to/4c38a388-8872-474f-ac9b-6efbe8bcd64a
  3. Problem on image thumbnails

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Problem on image thumbnails: Hi, I have W10 updated to may update and last patches. I noticed a small bug. If I visualize a folder with images with the "very large icons" layout, a very large white frame appears around each image. See the following image. [ATTACH] Scrolling down and coming back up,...
  4. Taskbar grouping thumbnail is gone

    in Windows 10 Support
    Taskbar grouping thumbnail is gone: As stated in the Title, my taskbar preview has suddenly disappeared and only works on a single tab, and disappears as soon as its grouped with other tabs Current One: [img] The Default one that I want: [img] Windows 10 Version 1809 (OS Build - 17763.503) 133674
  5. Where have the errors 10016 DistributedCOM gone?

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Where have the errors 10016 DistributedCOM gone?: Hi, folks Today I noticed that these all-timer errors 10016 have suddenly transformed themselves into warnings. Not that is a big deal, just curious if MS have fixed them *Smile. Do you guys have them as warnings in Event Viewer? Best regards [img] 133543
  6. shortcuts on desktop disappeared where might they have gone ?

    in Windows 10 Support
    shortcuts on desktop disappeared where might they have gone ?: They were there yesterday but not today. Two symbols are in the task bar, a back arrow & a circle, that were not there yesterday. The X at the top right is gone but comes back in red when I move the curser there but disappears when I move the curser off. The minimize _ is...
  7. Where Have These Icons gone in MS Edge?

    in Browsers and Email
    Where Have These Icons gone in MS Edge?: Apologies for asking such a simple question. I have recently had to move to a new laptop, which has WIN 10 Home on it and I have found all sorts of things that are different from WIN 10 Pro, which I am used to. At the moment, I cannot locate the icons below in MS Edge. What...
  8. Where has my sound gone?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Where has my sound gone?: Halfway through watching something on YouTube yesterday an update icon came on the screen - by mistake I clicked for it to update and ever since then I haven't had any sound. I've followed all the trouble shooting options - including uninstalling - and still nothing....
  9. Where had all my apps gone?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Where had all my apps gone?: The November update has given me the ability to not only select where to save new apps, but even more important to me is being able to move (some) apps from the the (C) drive to the (D) drive, an SD Memory Card. I went a bit mad and moved as many apps as I could. Now,...
  10. Previews for images (thumbnails) are gone in explorer.

    in Windows 10 Support
    Previews for images (thumbnails) are gone in explorer.: All of a my preview for my images are gone... I went to Google and looked up some possible solutions. In explorer under view/options under View "Always show icons never thumbnails" is unchecked. I also tried to choose "Restore Defaults" from there as well with no luck....