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Published on 02.10.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove the File Icon on Thumbnails

Learn how to remove the file icon on thumbnails in Windows 7.

Remove File Icon on Thumbnails

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Folder Options in 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. Uncheck Display file icon on thumbnails.

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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Michael Nerren says:

    Tried this method numerous times. Not Working on my Win 7 64 bit machine. Double blue arrows remain overlaid on top of my thumbnails.

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