Windows 10: Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize

Discus and support Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; First post, hi. I downloaded Windows 10 on release and despite its flaws, I actually like it. I am finding an issue with Explorer though. I've... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BluesFanUK, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize


    First post, hi.

    I downloaded Windows 10 on release and despite its flaws, I actually like it.

    I am finding an issue with Explorer though. I've noticed that the preview image icon for folders doesn't resize itself to fit within the folder preview section, so if the image I want to show as a preview on that folder icon is tiny, it'll show as being tiny in the preview with loads of blank space around it, for larger images it does seem to fit in, though if the image is longer than it is wide than it'll cut the bottom bit off. This wasn't the case in previous versions of Windows and I presume it can be tweaked in the registry.

    Any help appreciated. I'm using a 4K monitor and Microsoft have improved the scaling in this OS, but it's still not exactly brilliant. Third party software is the main culprit tbf.

    :)
     
    BluesFanUK, Aug 15, 2015
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  2. Exit15_15 Win User

    Windows Explorer Crashes when Resizing or Snapping to a Side.

    This solution worked. The problem occurs when the Preview Pane is on and the size of the window is too small to contain both the list of files and the Preview Pane. File Explorer remembers the last size your window was resized to and will toggle between
    full screen and the last size.

    After applying the above fix, I resized the window to about 1/4 of the screen and turned the Preview Pane back on. Now I can toggle between full screen and 1/4 screen without any issue.
     
    Exit15_15, Aug 15, 2015
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  3. windows media player rich preview handler displays in wrong Place (And in Task bar) after April update

    I tried your steps but still could not fix the issue. I did notice something new though. Before reading your post I never tried resizing the preview pane. When I tried resizing the preview pane larger, the "floating preview pane" would get larger to a
    certain point and then start moving across my screen in proportion to my resizing the preview pane.

    I have 3 monitors, 2 are 2560x1440 and one is 2560x1440 in portrait mode (so 1440x2560)

    I have made the preview pane as wide as it can go and made my Windows Explorer window as wide as it can go which is 2560x2+1440 pixels. And then I made it as high as it can go which is 2560 pixels and the preview pane never went back inside Explorer. I
    have tested this on a video which is 640x480 in size so it would have definitely fit inside the preview pane.

    Microsoft, please fix this issue already.
     
    MikeRotch_76, Aug 15, 2015
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  4. Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize

    The ones that open like this:


    Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize [​IMG]


    I thought this was supposed to be a new feature in Windows 10 with the icons getting an update, instead they're the same/very similar to to 7 and 8.
     
    BluesFanUK, Aug 15, 2015
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  5. Explorer isn't resizing my images properly either. I have a few icons I want to show as my preview and instead my folders are just showing loads of white space around the image.


    Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize [​IMG]


    Begging for an answer right now, had Win 10 for a couple weeks now and this is just infuriating me, to point i'm considering going back to Windows 7.
     
    BluesFanUK, Aug 20, 2015
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  6. sanorin Win User
    I have the same problem. Not only the pictures do not resize, but also I can't set a folder picture for many of the folders. It just shows some random content from inside the folder.

    I have a large collection of movies and I like to use the movie poster as the folder picture, to quickly identify them as I browse them. This used to work flawlessly in Windows 8.1, but now in 10, as you can see, it looks like utter shit.*Mad


    Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize [​IMG]


    Windows 10 Explorer - Folder Preview Resize [​IMG]
     
    sanorin, Aug 24, 2015
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  7. Any news on that problem? Not much information can be found on the Internet. I find it surprising given that it is so obvious. I even saw some replies from people who could not even notice the problem even though it was apparent. No wonder this bug went unnoticed during Windows 10 pre-release testing.

    Philippe
     
    philippebruno, Jan 21, 2016
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    philippebruno, Jan 21, 2016
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  9. KeithM Win User
    If we can figure out how the Music Library is displaying albums...

    Keith
     
    KeithM, Jan 21, 2016
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  10. Right, apologies for necroing this thread, but two years on and Microsoft have still failed to address this annoying issue.

    I used an old PC at work yesterday that had Windows 7 on, and all my old folders looked absolutely perfect. The artwork in my music files were displaying perfectly on the folder preview.

    Since I created this in 2015, I've noticed if you have an image that's of equal dimensions (say 200x200), and you chose that to show as the folder icon, then it shows with a big white border. If you crop it to say 199x200, it goes away.

    Has anyone managed to find a way to edit all this in the registry? I genuinely wish I never upgraded to Windows 10, i've had nothing but hassle with it for over 18 months, particularly with its auto driver installations.
     
    BluesFanUK, Apr 4, 2018
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