Days ago, when my computer turned vulnerable I decided to generally clean it up, from viruses, unnecessary files, unwanted programs, etc. After a long time I finally  did it and as well as confining it to the house of the technician for almost a week due to its vulnerabilities. Imagine that I had no computer for that time being. I had a tablet and an iPhone but still unproductive.

Anyway, as part of computer vulnerabilities, there were some settings on my computer that were changed just like when viewing photos from my folder instead of displaying the file icon on thumbnails it shifted to show icons, never thumbnails. Although this is just a minor change, but I found it so annoying. Why? Because every time I’m going to view or find a single image this is what will display from my folder. And so time consuming!

Icons on thumbnails


Well, who would be happy to see a single image in a certain folder and will undergo first an screening to several images before reaching to the right photo. Would you? HmmmUnfortuntately, not me! So to come up with the solution, I found the procedure below. This is applicable to Windows 7 and 8.

To Enable Thumbnails 

1. Go to Control Panel Find Folder Options.

2.In Folder Options Click/Tap View (See Image Below) and uncheck always show icons, never thumbnails.

Enable thumbnail preview

To Disable Thumbnails

Simply follow the steps above, but this time you have to check the Always show icons, never thumbnails. 


How to Enable or Disable Thumbnail Previews in Folder Options

One thought on “How to Enable or Disable Thumbnail Previews in Folder Options

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>