Windows 10: Explorer Preview pane image will not resize

  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       22 Apr 2017 #1

    Explorer Preview pane image will not resize

    I'll use the explorer preview pane regularly. I have multiple installs of windows 10 on different machines. On one in particular, I cannot get the preview image to resize/scale up when I drag the preview pane to be bigger. The default space it takes is fairly narrow, which is fine if you just want a rough idea. However, sometimes, I need to see the preview image in a bigger size. In most other installs, the default behavior is that dragging the preview pane border to the left makes the pane itself bigger, and the image being displayed inside scales up to fit the space (in almost all cases. Some exceptions). On this particular install, no matter what the size of the preview pane, the source image remains the same size. I can have the preview pane taking up 3/4 of the explorer window, and the preview image will still be the tiny size it was at default. I've seen this on other installs before, but in those cases, it was (oddly) only jpeg images that had this issue. Other formats resized. This has persisted across multiple builds of win 10, so not just a bug in the build (another machine with the same build doesn't have the issue). In fact, I just had the latest build update. Any ideas out there? It's particularly important to me because I have ridiculous amounts of images where there may be what appears to be an identical shot 20+ times at a glance, but with important differences I could tell them apart with if the preview was bigger.
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  2. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       22 Apr 2017 #2

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ID:	131327Here is a screen shot of what I mean. If I drag the preview pane as far right as possible to minimum size, that preview image will be basically exactly the same size
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  3.    22 Apr 2017 #3

    Hi, is this the same in Safe Mode?
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  4. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       22 Apr 2017 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, is this the same in Safe Mode?
    As I understand it, Safe Mode is no longer available in Windows 10. Tickling F8 (I think that was the key) does nothing. If I am wrong, how to get it please?
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  5. Posts : 4,474
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       22 Apr 2017 #5

    Stevekir said: View Post
    As I understand it, Safe Mode is no longer available in Windows 10. Tickling F8 (I think that was the key) does nothing. If I am wrong, how to get it please?
    It still exists. Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 - Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       02 Jul 2017 #6

    Sorry for the long gap on this thread. I was using a different pc for a while, so this issue kind of fell off my radar. However, now I am back using the PC that has the above issue and I have no other choice. Worse, a large chunk of what I need to do will involve working with and sorting through TONS of media and pictures. To the point it is not practical to open each one, and the thumbnails aren't quite large enough to help distinguish which one I need without opening them. (yes, even with the thumbnail size maxed). The result is the same in safe mode. Now, does ANYBODY have any ideas or clues whatsoever? Yes, the easy answer most will reach for is "re-install". I would really prefer to avoid this, as I have multiple assets that I will not be able to re-install with a blank slate and some other things that will make it prohibitive.

    I have a feeling it's probably not some super obvious straight forward, easy to change setting the way windows 10 tends to simplify things for the average user. I'm also on the newer build of windows 10 16232.r2. And I'm pretty sure the windows build has been updated and installed at least 3 or 4 times since typing the original thread message. Not quite a re-install obviously, but with a new build image being rolled out multiple times...seems unlikely it's something that just needs fresh system files. I could be dead wrong, but for some reason, I have a hunch this will end up having to be resolved by some registry tweak or change. But I need someone in the know to point me in the right direction
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