Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10  

    Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

    Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

    How to Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    12 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10


    File Explorer displays thumbnail previews for files and folders by default.

    Thumbnail previews will only show when turned on and you have a medium icons, large icons, or extra large icons folder view layout selected.

    If you like, you can change the border of thumbnail previews to have no border, shadow, or video reel.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the border of thumbnail previews for image and video files for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to change the border of thumbnail previews.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files
    • Option Two: To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files



    EXAMPLE: Thumbnail previews with no border
    Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10-thumbnail_treatment-0.jpg

    EXAMPLE: Thumbnail previews with drop shadow border
    Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10-thumbnail_treatment-2.jpg

    EXAMPLE: Thumbnail previews with video reel border
    Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10-thumbnail_treatment-3.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files


    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image

    Treatment DWORD

    0 = No border
    1 or 2 = Shadow border (default)
    3 = Video reel border


    1 Do step 2 (none), step 3 (shadow), or step 4 (video reel) below for what type of border you want.


     2. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files to No Border

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    No_thumbnail_border_for_image_files.reg

    Download


     3. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files to Drop Shadow Border

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_shadow_thumbnail_border_for_image_files.reg

    Download


     4. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files to Video Reel Border

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Video_reel_thumbnail_border_for_image_files.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 Restart explorer process to apply.

    9 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files


    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video

    Treatment DWORD

    0 = No border
    1 or 2 = Shadow border
    3 = Video reel border (default)


    1 Do step 2 (none), step 3 (shadow), or step 4 (video reel) below for what type of border you want.


     2. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files to No Border

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    No_thumbnail_border_for_video_files.reg

    Download


     3. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files to Drop Shadow Border

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_shadow_thumbnail_border_for_video_files.reg

    Download


     4. To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files to Video Reel Border

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Video_reel_thumbnail_border_for_video_files.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 Restart explorer process to apply.

    9 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 104
    Windows 10
       #1

    This was a awesome tutorial thank you for the help. I have been renaming some of my video files and have been adding cover art and the reel edges are a bit boring so removing them helped. Thank you.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Dawn121988 said:
    This was a awesome tutorial thank you for the help. I have been renaming some of my video files and have been adding cover art and the reel edges are a bit boring so removing them helped. Thank you.
    You're most welcome Dawn. I'm glad it could help.
      My Computers


 

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