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Published on 02.10.09 by Brent Trahan

Don’t Show Thumbnails

Learn how to set Windows 7 to show icons instead of thumbnails.

Don’t Show Thumbnails

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Folder Options from the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Folder Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select the View tab in the Folder Options window.

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  4. Check off Always show icons, never thumbnails in the Advanced settings section of the View tab.

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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Kevin says:

    I followed the instructions to show PDF’s as thumbnails, but it didn’t work. Do you have any other suggestions? (I’m using Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1. Thanks.

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