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(Solved) - why icons instead of photo thumbnails in photo file folders

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  • Started 3 years ago by curry318
  • Latest reply from ronniesonora
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Posted yesterday 
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Sometimes when I open a photo file folder, I see all or some of pictures as icons instead of photo thumbnails. Why is that and how can I fix it?

Also, sometimes the icons are not even right. They just look like a blank sheet of paper.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 902

Try rebuilding your icon cache. To do this, you will need to show hidden files and folders. Then navigate to C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and delete the file IconCache.db and restart your computer.

Try also to rebuild the thumbnail cache.

Hope these help.

Accepted Answer · Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 919

Try going to folder Options - View and uncheck "Always show icons, never thumbnails". Then click ok

Posted 3 years ago

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