Windows 10: Video Files Not Showing Thumbnails in File Explorer Solved

  1.    22 Jul 2017 #1

    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. Berton's Avatar
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       22 Jul 2017 #2

    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

    Berton said: 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

    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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