Windows 10: Why do some .docx files show up as previews in folder thumbnails, and others don't?

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  1. Why do some .docx files show up as previews in folder thumbnails, and others don't?

    /u/PhilipTerryGraham, Jan 24, 2020
    #1

  2. Previewing files

    Hello DE906,

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    • What is the PDF viewer that you're using?

    Meanwhile, if you're using Adobe Acrobat; I'd recommend performing the steps in this
    article
    to enable thumbnail preview of PDF's in Windows Explorer.

    Also, you can check this article
    for the .docx issue.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Jan 24, 2020
    #2
  3. Greg Carmack - MVP, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. patslee Win User

    Why do some .docx files show up as previews in folder thumbnails, and others don't?

    File Thumbnail Previews Don't Show

    Hi everyone,

    So I'm using a new computer on windows 10 and just realized that none of my tif files are showing thumbnail previews (just the generic paintbrush image). I tried going into Folder Options and the Display File Icon & Always show icons, never thumbnails checkboxes,
    but this doesn't help. What I noticed is that if I open the image in Photoshop, do something like add a blank layer, and save it, then the thumbnail preview is restored for that file. Additionally, if I open PS and use File>Open, then I am able to see thumbnail
    previews just fine. Does anyone know why this occurs? Thanks for the help!
     
    patslee, Jan 24, 2020
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