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How to Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

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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
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EXAMPLE: Thumbnail previews with drop shadow border
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EXAMPLE: Thumbnail previews with video reel border
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Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10
To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Image Files

Note   Note
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

Note: 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.






Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Border of Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10
To Change Border of Thumbnail Previews for Video Files

Note   Note
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

Note: 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