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Published on 11.02.10 by Brent Trahan

Show Thumbnails Instead of Icons in Windows 7

Set Windows 7 to show thumbnails instead of icons for its shortcuts.

Windows 7 can replace a shortcut or a document icon with a snapshot of the document in some file types (Word documents, PDFs, and other text documents) instead of a general icon for each file type.

  1. Type adjust perf in the Start Menu’s search box and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. Check Show thumbnails instead of icons.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

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