Windows 10 explorer thumbnails not fully showing.


  • Windows explorer on my system cannot display all the thumbnails my photo folder. When the pictures are copied to a newly created folder, all are initially shown. However when I access the folder later, a lot of the thumbnails are gone : only the default icons are shown.

    I have set folder options to Always show icons, never thumbnails.

    I have even tried deleting the thumbnail cache and rebuilding the cache but to no avail.

    Could anyone help me on this please?


    Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:14 PM


  • Hi Gerard Fernando,


    Here're two settings we need to check:


    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Folder Options, under "View" tab, untick "Always show icons, never thumbnails "


    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System, in the left panel, click "Advanced System Settings", then under "Performance" tab, click "Settings", under "Visual Effects" tab\Custom, find "Show thumbnails instead of icons", tick it.


    If the problem still persists, we may need to get back to a restore point to check the issue, and then confirm which update causes this issue.


    Best Regards,


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    Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:29 AM