After following the answer on How to get SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer?, there are still problems which hinders the preview of the SVG icons in Windows Explorer. Is there any solution to make it work correctly?

Screenshot of icon problem

  • Have you installed the right 32/64-bit extension (in doubt install both)? Which program do you use to open your SVG files?
    – harrymc
    May 5, 2020 at 10:34
  • @harrymc, thank you for your reply. I installed the 64-bit version. I use Adobe Illustrator to open SVG files.
    – Manghud
    May 5, 2020 at 14:15
  • Try to reset the icon cache database.
    – harrymc
    May 5, 2020 at 14:36

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Same case by here. I uninstalled it lot of times, both Git and original versions. Last thing I did was restart Windows 10. After booting, I tried to install the original version again (I remember clearly it was the v0.1.1), and it worked perfectly, without needing to refresh or set a default viewer! Well, that is all. Hope this can give you a hand.

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