[Solved] Image Thumbnail not Showing in Folder View

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Not showing Thumbnail
Hi friends ! Today when my friend was through my folder view then he saw that it is not showing image thumbnail instead it is showing default icon.He ask me that how to go back to preview mode again. I wondered how to solve it then I google it and found an solution that I am going to write here that way. Many of our friends having Windows 8 and windows 8.1 as operating system have this problem This is the post describing the way to solve that one.

What's the wrong

Now the question arises what is the wrong with system when this problem occurs. Actually it is a very common problem occur in Windows system . It may be due to a bug or the user accidentally turn off the Thumbnail preview in Folder option or in System Properties


Now after reason to this problem the control comes what is the solution to this problem . The obvious solution is To check whether in System properties or Folder option the thumbnail preview is turn on or not

Folder Option

Follow the following procedure for this

  1. Go to Control Panel and search for Folder Options
  2. Now go to View tab and make sure "Always show icons, never thumbnails" option is not enabled i.e. its disabled or said Unchecked.
Folder option view

If this icon is enabled i.e. checked then uncheck it as shown in the image above.

It should fix the problem. If you can't access Folder Options or preview not showing now then you can use following alternative method:

System Properties

Now the second option

  1. Type sysdm.cpl in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It will open System Properties.
  2. Go to "Advanced" tab and click on "Settings" button in "Performance" section.
  3. Now make sure "Show thumbnails instead of icons" option is enabled.
Performance options view

If it is not enabled then Enable it and click on apply button.

Showing Thumbs


That's it. Now you should get thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer without any problem as shown in above screenshot. If you have any problem in applying this then ask let me know in the comments. Thank You.