1.    22 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 67
    Win 10

    Video Files Not Showing Thumbnails in File Explorer


    I've ran Disk Cleaner to delete the thumbnails.

    I've deleted the thumbnail caches via command prompt (Admin).

    I've gone through View/Options/View and made sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" was not checked.

    And still, I cannot get thumbnails for my .mp4 files. All I get is that movie clicker symbol blue icon.

    Anything I haven't tried yet?

    TIA
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  2.    22 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    I didn't have much of thumbnails for videos until I installed VLC/Video LAN player. Win10 doesn't come with much for videos.
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  3.    22 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I didn't have much of thumbnails for videos until I installed VLC/Video LAN player. Win10 doesn't come with much for videos.
    I had thumbnails before my last Windows update. After weeding out several issues, this seems to be the last one I need to deal with.

    I already had VLC installed, but went ahead and reinstalled it.

    Same issue though. Just an icon. In this case the VLC icon.

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  4.    22 Jul 2017 #4
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    I don't know why I had thumbnails for .mp4 files prior to the last Windows update since searching for a fix pretty much agrees with Berton's comment that Win10 doesn't really come with much support for it.

    After trying a bunch of tips, I decided to install a program called Icaros.

    That allowed me to add .mp4 to the list of filetypes and activate thumbnails for it.

    Works. All is good now.
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