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.


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    • Select Merge.


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    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
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