Thumbnail Preview Not Showing in Windows – How to Fix?

Thumbnail Preview Not Showing

This is a quite seen issue in Windows 7, 8.1 or in Windows 10, where users can’t to see thumbnail previews while searching images, pictures or photos on their Windows. In simple language i would say, thumbnail preview not showing in Windows PC.

It generally happens due to changed settings in Windows Folder Options/File Explorer Options.

You must be looking for the solution for this issue. Do not worry, will get back image thumbnail preview for you easily with simple tweak.

Check the image below how your images look when image thumbnail preview doesn’t show:

thumbnail preview issue

How to Fix Picture Thumbnails Not Showing Issue?

This article tells you the very easiest way to fix this problem in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.

Don’t go anywhere, keep reading this post, and your thumbnail preview issue will be resolved within next two minutes.

To fix this, we need to access Folder Options for Windows 7 and 8.1.

In Windows 10, need to access File Explorer Options.

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Follow the steps given below to fix this:

Step 1. Open Control Panel.

Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.

Then, type control and hit Enter button on your keyboard or click on OK button to open Control Panel.

Step 2. Once the Control Panel opens, locate Folder Options in Windows 7 and 8.1.

In windows 10, locate File Explorer Options and click on it to open.

control panel

Step 3. Once you are done with Step 2, Folder Options or File Explorer Option windows will appear on your screen.

  • Click on View Tab
  • UncheckAlways show icons, never thumbnails”.
  • Then, click Apply and OK to close the window.

thumbnail preview not showing

Well, you just fixed your problem.

Now go to your folder and check thumbnails preview and able to see as shown in below image:

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