How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10

How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10

Geekers - – Have you ever had trouble finding image files or documents on your PC or laptop? If you want to send an image or document, of course you have to check first whether the file to be sent is correct or not, right? One way is to find and open these files one by one.


If you do it that way, of course it will take up quite a lot of your time. Even though there is one way that can make it easier for you to find out the contents of these images or documents without opening them one by one. How to?



How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10


Windows 10 provides a feature that can make it easier for you to view the contents of images or documents without opening them one by one, namely the Preview Pane and Thumbnail features. With this feature, you don't need to download any third-party applications on your PC or laptop.


All you have to do is activate these two features on your PC or laptop. This of course will really help you in finding files, both image files or documents.


Several forms of documents that can be opened such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, even though Microsoft PowerPoint. Then, how do you activate the preview and thumbnail features? You don't need to worry, because the steps are very, very easy. Come on, let's get straight to it without the need to linger, please refer to the explanation of each step in this article below.



List of contents

   * How to Enable Preview and Thumbnails in Windows 10

   + 1. How to Enable Preview in Windows 10

   + 2. How to Enable Thumbnails in Windows 10


1. How to Enable Preview in Windows 10


Here are the steps for activating the preview pane feature in Windows 10:


1. The first step, please open Windows Explorer on your PC or laptop first.


2. Then, on the menu at the top as shown below, please click View.


click the view menu click the view menu


3. Then, various menus will appear below it. Please click on the Preview Pane menu, as shown in the image below.


How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10 How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10


4. Then, please select the image or document that you want to preview.


5. Then, the document or image will appear on your right. As shown in the image below.


image preview image preview


6. Done.


2. How to Enable Thumbnails in Windows 10




Here are the steps in enabling thumbnails in Windows 10:


1. Same as the steps in activating the preview panel in Windows 10 above. Please first open Windows Explorer on your PC or laptop.


2. Then, please click the View menu which is located at the top of the Windows Explorer tab. As shown in the image below.


click the view menu click the view menu


3. Then, please pay attention to the far right menu, namely Options. Please click Options as shown in the image below.


click options click options


4. Then, please click again on the option that appears, namely Change folder and search options. As shown in the image below.


How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10 How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10


5. Then, the Folder Options window will appear. Please click the View menu tab at the top. As shown in the image below.


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6. Then, pay attention to the Advanced settings panel. Please disable or uncheck the Always show icons, never thumbnails box. As shown in the image below. So, please just leave the box empty.


Uncheck Uncheck


7. Then, please click Ok. As in the image below.


How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10 How to Enable Previews and Thumbnails in Windows 10


8. Done. Now your thumbnails are active again.



This is the article that discusses how to activate panel previews and thumbnails in Windows 10 very easily. Hopefully this article can be helpful and useful for you. Thank you 🙂


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