Windows 10: Want jpg icons to show image thumbnails instead of generic icons Solved

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  1.    08 Sep 2015 #1

    Want jpg icons to show image thumbnails instead of generic icons


    Hi:
    Since updating to Windows 10, whenever I open file folders to view jpgs, the files' thumbnails are a generic blue mountain icon instead of thumbnails of the images themselves. How do I get the icons to go back to being thumbnail images again? Is there a command or menu option that will change this for all jpgs in my folders rather than having to change one by one?
    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 20,868
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       08 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello tandree30, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    08 Sep 2015 #3

    Yes, thumbnail previews are enabled, at least it appears that way when I open the file folder. I can see the preview pane, but the preview is just a larger version of the generic icon. I imagine there must be a way to change this. I can't upload these images when I can't tell what they are. I use these images for my online shop and FB page. Obviously, I need a resolution to this so I can see what I'm uploading! Any other thoughts that might help?
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  4. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Sep 2015 #4

    Are you saying you have unchecked the tick-box for 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' in File Explorer options?
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  5.    08 Sep 2015 #5

    Found the answer in another forum. thx.
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  6. Posts : 20,868
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       08 Sep 2015 #6

    What was the solution for you?
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  7.    13 Mar 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello tandree30, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    I followed your advise after reading this post and it solved my problem. Thanks
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  8. Posts : 20,868
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Mar 2016 #8

    I'm glad it could help incedable1.
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  9.    22 Apr 2016 #9

    I just want to say thanks for this...I too was getting Icons rather than Thumb Nail and sure enough the View deal had the show Icon box checked...no clue how that got checked...still trying to figure out who to blame...
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  10. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       22 Apr 2016 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello tandree30, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Thank you for this I too have been trying to view thumbnail
    Following what you posted I managed to do it
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