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Hello Everyone, Please let me know how to fix thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10? I tried many times but failed. So Can anyone have any idea? Help me.
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Are you finding messed thumbnails for files and folders on Windows 10? There are situation when pictures don’t display the thumbnail preview but they show the default icons. This guide will help you to fix the issue of thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10. While you launch any directory containing pictures or videos, you normally view the thumbnails. You will find thumbnails for almost every image formats such as PNG, GIF, JPG, and JPEG, and video formats including MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV and MOV. Using this way, you can easily identify the files in your system.However, there occurs an unusual thing when thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10 and you only see the default icon for that file type. Isn't that annoying? To get back the thumbnails back to File Explorer, you need to go through the below discussed methods for fixing this issue.
Windows 10 maintains its own cache database for handling thumbnail images for any file, folder, document, video, and picture on your computer. With this database, it quickly displays the file preview and gives you a glimpse of the content of a folder/file before you open it. This "thumbnail cache" database gets corrupted as it grows over time with the creation of new folders and files. Subsequently, the File Explorer displays thumbnails incorrectly, while few files may not show a thumbnail preview, or sometimes thumbnails may not be available at all. Fortunately, Windows 10 gives some ways to reset and rebuild the thumbnail.db hidden files containing the data to display file (or folder) previews.
When the thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10 then you can rebuild the thumbnail cache using the Disk Cleanup
Still if the thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10 or the previous steps didn't work, then you can opt for command lines. Using Command Prompt you can delete and clear the thumbnail cache on your Windows 10.
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
del /f /s /q /a %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_*.db
Configure the Folder Settings
In the case if thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10, chances are that someone or something messed up with your folder settings.
One of the important things you must ensure is whether the right view mode is turned on for the folder where you have saved your photos and videos.
As all these views support thumbnail previews, you can easily choose one view to turn on thumbnail view.
In order to fix the issue of photos thumbnails not showing in Windows 10, you can even restore the File Explorer options to default. For this, you have to follow the given guide:
Hope this guide helps to fix the thumbnail previews not showing on Windows 10 system.