Fixed – Thumbnail Preview not Showing in Windows 10/8

If you are also getting the similar issue with Windows 10 or Windows 8, following article will help you to fix the issue. When I navigated to my pictures library in Windows 10, I found thumbnail preview was not showing. How it looks? You can refer below snapshot.

Thumbnail not showing in windows 10

Even when I navigated to my videos library, I found the same issue with thumbnail. Thumbnail preview was also not showing here.

Thumbnail not showing for videos in windows 10

How to Fix Thumbnail Preview not Showing Issue in Windows 10/8?

To fix thumbnail preview issue, you need to follow below step by step guide.

Step-1: Open File Explorer or press Window + E button on Keyboard to open file explorer window. Go to View tab, click on Options and choose Change folders and search options.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10 - Options

Step-2: Here you will see Folder Options settings. Next, go to View tab and uncheck the box Always show icons, never thumbnails option under File and Folders section. Click Apply and OK to fix the thumbnail preview not showing issue.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10 - Folder Options

Once you uncheck the box Always show icons, never thumbnails option, you will be able to see all your pictures and videos thumbnail preview.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10

If you still unable to see preview of thumbnail, following method can also fix this issue.

Step-1: Right click on Computer/This PC on the desktop and choose Properties option. Now click on Advanced System Settings on the left side of system properties.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10 - Advance System Settings

Step-2: Now go to Advanced tab and click on Settings under Performance option.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10 - System Properties

Step-3: Once you click on Settings button following screen will appear. Here you have to make sure that Show thumbnail instead of icons is checked.

Thumbnail preview not showing in windows 10 - Perfomance options

I hope with these settings, you will be able to fix the issue of thumbnail preview. If you are still getting the same issue or which solution worked for you, do write in comment section.

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