Image thumbnail is one of the efficient ways to select or browse particular pictures. Somehow, your system may be obstinate to help you on sometimes by displaying the empty image without thumbnail. The thumbnail may not display on your Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 systems from the two major below listed factors.
- You may accidentally change the settings, which directly makes your system to fractious to display the image thumbnails.
- System tweaking software such as Iobit advanced system care may disable this feature since it is using some part of system’s resources.
Are you frustrated? Do not bother about it, since the tweak is very simple as like below.
Fix: Cannot see thumbnail picture issue in Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- Open Control Panel on your Windows 7/8/8.1 and click on Folder Options.
- Once the Folder Options box gets launched, go to View tab.
- In the list of checkboxes, find “Always show icons, never thumbnails” option and uncheck it.
- Finally, do not forget to hit the Apply and OK button.
Go to start My Computer or This PC, right-click on the space and select the properties as like below.
Now click on the Advanced system settings that are located in the right pane of the properties window.
Now click on the Advanced tab and select settings.
Stay on the visual effects tab and select Custom in the list of radio buttons.
In this Visual effects settings, you can turn on/off any animations based on your interest in the system performance. Search Show thumbnails instead of icons in the listed options and check on it.
These solutions definitely fix the problem “cannot see thumbnail picture in Windows 7/8/8.1/10″ that you experienced on your computer. Go to your Windows Explorer and look back into your image gallery to check whether the image thumbnail is showing or not.
If you are using Windows 10 Operating System on your PC or Laptop and still experiencing the problem, we listed here all possible ways to fix Windows 10 thumbnail preview not working.
Do you still have image thumbnail not showing in Windows operating system problem? Some more tweaks you have to do to get back the picture (image) thumbnails.
Step 1: If the thumbnail images were not cached before, the possibility to display the picture thumbnail is lesser. In this case, we have to rebuild or re-cache the whole systems icons and thumbnail cache.
You can rebuild the icon cache or thumbnail cache by the portable app called icon cache rebuilder.
Just open the app and click on Rebuild button. After rebuilding of cache succeeded, you will be notified with the detailed message.
Try to restart and look over your image gallery folder again. If it persists, follow step 2.
Step: 2: Open the images with any other picture viewer software like Google Picasa for Windows, Windows Photo Gallery. Try to set the program or software to open the pictures default. To do so, right-click on any images, select open with the option, and select any one of the program listed on the recommended programs. Make sure that you have checked on Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box as like below.
Does your system still causing headache, comment below and we are very glad to help you.
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