Why i can't see thumbnails preview in file explorer ? Solved

  1. Posts : 37
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       05 Oct 2017 #1

    Why i can't see thumbnails preview in file explorer ?

    I have window 10 home.

    I'm in the directory on my hard disk c:\
    I can see maybe 2-3 thumbnails preview the rest are icons and i have like 400 items most of them thumbnails/images of some types: png jpg bmp.

    My hard disk c: have 93.6 GB free out of 139 GB
    And i tried already in the menu: View > Options > Change folder and search options > View and then unchecked Always show icons, never thumbnails. But it didn't help much.

    I did new windows 10 clean install today and not yet installed new updates since there was no space on C: so i startec lean up some stuff and so far i have 93.6 GB free space. Maybe the problem is that i need first to install all the updates ?

    I tried now to go drive D and same problem most of the images without preview.
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  2.    08 Oct 2017 #2

    since there was no space on C:
    - if you did a clean install - replacing all your existing Windows partitions- I'm wondering how you have no room left?

    That's potentially more significant than your thumbnail issue.

    Previously you said there was plenty of spare space.. you should have more after a clean install.
    My hard disk c: have 93.6 GB free out of 139 GB
    Please post a screenshot of your partitions, preferably using Minitool Partition Wizard, expanding columns so all text is visible. Thanks.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon. Thanks.

    Regarding your thumbnails, please also post a screenshot of file explorer showing this. Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 37
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       08 Oct 2017 #3

    Screenshots of partition and file explorer of c

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    And file explorer

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  4.    08 Oct 2017 #4

    Hi, thanks, just considering your disk layout: your system disk is MBR (I'm wondering why you chose that rather than the newer more robust GPT format)?
    Whats the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?

    So your partition layout for a legacy BIOS based PC would be
    Partition layout

    If you install Windows using a bootable USB key made by Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), it creates the following layout by default: a system partition, a Windows partition, and a recovery tools partition.

    - 3 partitions (sometimes 2 if I recall).
    BIOS/MBR-based hard drive partitions | Microsoft Docs

    The other Windows partition (System Reserved) is on Disk 2.
    This is not ideal and could cause problems with disk maintenance and OS upgrade in the future.

    All your media files seem associated with Films and TV.
    I tried that for 3 test AVIs which play with another player, and two older ones aren't supported by that app. That's by the way.

    In Small Icons view in file explorer, you won't get thumbnails anyway.
    Try Medium Icons.

    Now when I did that, I didn't see thumbnails either.

    Download and install a program called Icaros. This causes thumbnails to be generated for video files.
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    Download Icaros - MajorGeeks
    Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg, this includes popular filetypes such as Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc.

    Besides the FFmpeg supported filetypes, Icaros also contains custom parsers, which can produce Cover Art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files.

    Icaros also provides Windows Explorer properties for the following popular filetypes:
    Mkv, Flv, Ogm, Ogv, Ogg, Flac, Ape, and Mpc.
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 Oct 2017 at 07:19.
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       08 Oct 2017 #5

    Chocolade said: View Post
    And file explorer
    You need to select to show icons, not list. It does not show thumbnails.

    In order to show video thumbnails, you might need codecs like:

    Download K-Lite Codec Pack Basic
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails capture_10082017_131656.jpg  
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  6.    08 Oct 2017 #6

    As @TairikuOkami stated,
    'List' and 'Details' view won't show thumbnails,
    (depending on your resolution/dpi),
    'Small Icons' view may not show thumbnails either until you Ctrl+Scroll up a few increments.
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  7. Posts : 37
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    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2017 #7

    The thumbnails is working fine but the partitions what a help need

    Thank you very much i will make new thread about the partition/s.
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