Easiest Way To Enable Image Thumbnails on Windows 7 or 8 (Video Tutorial)

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Looking to fix image thumbnail issues on windows 7 or 8? Here’s the detailed guide you’d ever need.

Did you just discover that image thumbnails are not showing when you open an image folder on your Windows PC‘s file explorer? Well, that’s not a big deal as I’ve coiled up a detailed tutorial (and video) to help you fix this. This is going to be a straightforward article – no long stories.

How to Enable Image Thumbnails on Windows 7 or 8?

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Step 1

Open your computer’s Control Panel and locate the option System. It is circled in the image below.

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Step 2

Double click on the system option to open it; a window (image attached below) will show up; click on the Advanced System Settings and proceed to the third step.

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Step 3

On the Advanced System Settings window, click on the Advanced and then Settings


Step 4

At this point, you’re face to face with the solution you need. On this settings menu, carefully observe all the options listed and check for the particular one with this name – Show Thumbnails instead of Icons. Tick on the check box beside this option and then hit the Apply button followed by the OK button.

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Your thumbnails should be showing by now.

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Video Tutorial to Enable Image Thumbnails on Windows PC

You can also watch this short video tutorial i created for more clarification.

What More?

Some thumbnails not showing Windows 7? Simply revisit your system settings and you’d be able to fix the problem. The video guide provided above gives clear insights on how you can enable thumbnails on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Hopefully, this helps.

Originally posted on June 3, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

Samuel Odamah

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