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How do I make thumbnails appear in Windows Explorer in Windows 7?
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by:Run5k
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Within the Windows Explorer interface, press the Alt button, click on the View menu and select one of the Icon views:  Small, Medium, Large, or Extra Large.
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by:abdb469
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Yes, but this is not showing the actual image of the *.jpg or *.gif
It shows some default Windows ocean landscape.

I want to see thumbnails of the images from my camera in the folder.
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by:Run5k
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That's a bit odd.  You may need to clean out your thumbnail cache.  If you click on the Start orb and type Disk Cleanup in the search area, you can access the built-in Windows utility.  Uncheck everything with the exception of Thumbnails (near the bottom of the list) and then execute the cleanup by pressing OK.
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If that doesn't do the trick, you may have your default settings configured to not show thumbnails.

Within the Windows Explorer interface, click on the arrow next to Organize. A drop down menu will appear, select Folder and search options, and under the View tab you want to uncheck the first option which reads Always show icons, never thumbnails as shown below:

 Default Thumbnail View
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by:hrr1963
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Also Right Click computer -> Select Properties -> Go to advance system settings , located on the left -> In the new window click "Visual Effects" tab -> Make sure the option " Show thumbnails instead of icons" is Marked or Checked.

Example uploaded. Visual effects
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by:abdb469
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Thanks, I forgot to look at that option.
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by:Run5k
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Glad to help out.  Windows 7 is really a great operating system, but none of us could possibly remember all of the options at our disposal!
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