Questions tagged [thumbnails]

Thumbnails are reduced versions of objects, mostly images, that are used to quickly display a small and recognizable representation of the object.

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In Windows 10, how can I enlarge thumbnail size?

Even after selecting Extra large icons, the thumbnails are too small for me to discern the images. I completed the steps for: Option 1: 'To Turn On Thumbnail Previews in File Explorer'. Changing ...
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Windows 10 K&N Edition Anniversary update - Media player update not working

I own a Windows 10 K or N Edition which doesn't include the media player package. My problem is: I want to have preview thumbnails in the explorer for my MP3s and videos. I had the issue before when ...
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Custom time offset for video thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer uses the frame on a certain point of time for video thumbnails. Obviously it's not the first frame as this would often be plain black. And as Windows advances from Vista, 7, 8 to 10, ...
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MS Office and Adobe Acrobat pdf file thumbnails are not showing correctly

As you can see in screenshot above, my .pdf and MS Office files' thumbnails are not showing properly. Tried cleaning thumbnail cache and unchecking related field in folder options in view tab but no ...
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Windows 7 replaced my image with its cached thumbnail of that image… can I recover it?

So frustrating. I have a huge 700MB tiff file. I edited it for an hour. I saved my edits and closed it. Windows showed the older version of the image in its thumbnail. I googled for a fix. Someone ...
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Audio & Video files thumbnails files are missing

I can't see any thumbnails on my Audio & Video files (works fine with the Pics though) I tried the Folder Options → Always show icons, never thumbnails. I've cleared the "Thumbnails cache" ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer showing some thumbnails or previews

I used to be able to select a file in the standard File Explorer to see a preview in the Preview Pane, for many common file types. However, I've recently noticed that that doesn't work anymore for ...
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Thumbnails for MP3s are missing in explorer

I just set up Windows 10 on my PC and everything works great except one glitch. I have a folder with many MP3s which contain a picture in the MP3-tag. On Windows 7 I used to see this picture in the ...
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How to make windows (8.1) not generate thumbnails every time I browse into a folder?

every single time I browse into a photo or video folder, it regenerates the thumbnails on every file, isn't this the whole point of caching thumbnails, so it don't happen every single time! this is ...
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Dropbox showing all black thumbnails for files/folders? [duplicate]

All the files/folders within my Dropbox are showing with black thumbnails, see the following screenshot: However, all my other files/folders (not in Dropbox) are showing with no problems, i.e. Could ...
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Pictures thumbnail not working on Windows 10

I have this problem since a while now and can't find any solutions. This one is not working Preview photos in Windows 10 I've tried to delete the thumbnails in any ways, but still no result. Also, ...
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How can I generate thumbnail previews for FLV files on Mac?

Similar to this question, however, the answer will not work because it is suited for Windows 7. My initial thought was to just run the video on VLC and pause the video and then just Shift+Cmd+4 and ...
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How can I prevent Windows 10 from stretching and cropping my folder thumbnails?

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 and I noticed that all my folder thumbnails are being stretched for display. The picture is a montage: the three entities presented are not in the same folder ...
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PDF thumbnails are not created

In Windows Explorer thumbnails for PDF-files aren't created. It just displays the icons, other files (such as jpg's) work fine. I've already tried every solution I could find on the internet. Registry ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar thumbnail previews bigger? [duplicate]

The window previews in Windows 10 are too small to make any informed decisions. How can I increase the size of the thumbnail preview? Note: This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to make taskbar ...
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Windows 7 explorer won't refresh favicon (.ico) thumbnail

Windows 7 - I have a folder on my computer which was copied from another location. It contains a .ico file and some other .png files. After copying the directory, I overwrote all the files with new ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 10?

Just wanted to disable window preview thumbnail in the taskbar: This is just the same as How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ? . I followed some solutions written in the answer, ...
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Forcing thumbnail preview for custom file format

Related question: Explorer image thumbnail association A CNC scripting program I use generates BMPs as thumbnails and then appends them in front of the scripts themselves. Changing the file extension ...
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ffmpeg thumbnailor with timecode in filename

i have many videofiles and i want to make one thumbnails every 20 seconds. This is what i have now: for %%a in ("*.*") do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -f image2 -vf fps=1/20 "index\%%~na_IMG-%%05d.jpg" now i ...
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How to delete empty folder with thumbs.db without disabling thumbnails

I often have problem to delete a folder that contains a thumbs.db file. Also tools like "unlocker" fail. It seems to be loccked by os for some unknown reason. The only solution i found in the net was ...
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Can't View Thumbnails when trying to open JPEG files

In Photoshop, I put in a CD with my images, when I try to select a file, I can't view the thumbnails. Only the Photoshop icon! It showed the actual picture before, and all of a sudden it stopped! ...
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Skip parts of video while converting it to images with ffmpeg

I use this command on ffmpeg to convert a video into images: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -q:v 1 -r 1 -f image2 frame-03d%.jpg What I want to do is to skip the first x seconds and the last y seconds of the ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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Windows 8.1 thumbnails looking destroyed

I found some thumbnails of jpegs and even folders containing them looking kind of destroyed. What is this? A sign that my hard disk is near of its end? I also realized that changing the size of the ...
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how to fix ffmpeg inaccurate time stamp that corrupts thumbnail generation

So this is intreasting i recieved a video upload today with a time stamp of over a hour when i checked the video its only 8mins long. "C:/server/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg.exe" -i Z:/server/websites/ps/...
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How to automatically create Windows thumbnails recursively? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 with Windows Explorer. The image cache ("thumbs.db") is created when I visit a folder containing video, photo, or other such files. I have a problem with this because I have ...
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Windows preview multiple thumbnails abnormal behaviour can't select the task

E.g. there are multiple instances of Windows Explorer. Hovering on taskbar icon to show multiple thumbnails becomes unstable, it takes some time to move mouse to see thumbnails. However, certain ...
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How to create custom thumbnail cover of a video?

I wish to create a custom thumbnail of my movies and other video, just like the one used by TED talks. The example below will illustrate, the video on the right handside is one of the video from TED, ...
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Firefox : How to reset the new tab's tiles

I am using Firefox 34 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when I press open a new tab it shows the most visited sites in a "tiles" format. Unfortunately for some reason the thumbnails of the tiles don't show ...
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How to set custom thumbnail to a file in Windows Explorer?

Is it possible to set custom (any image) thumbnail to a file (on per-file basis) in Windows File Explorer? Suppose I would like to assign real book cover image to e-book in *.txt format.
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No images’ thumbnails on network disk

I bought network disk to build private cloud photo-archive. Unfortunately, there are icons instead the thumbnails in the Windows Explorer. I read some hints how to check these setting via Folder ...
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Why there are JPEG files with weird file names in folders with videos

Windows 8.1: 64-bit. Since couple of days I see that that in every folder containing a video[s], found a JPEG file with a weird name followed by a file name of a video in the folder. + Is that ...
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Windows explorer thumbnails stopped generating for Canon Raw (.cr2) files only, except intermittently

Updating the question because I know more about the cause of the issue, but still don't know how to solve it. Currently I can see thumbnails for some CR2 files in windows explorer. Maybe only 1-5% of ...
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Windows Explorer won't show image thumbnails when using Remote Desktop

When I connect to my home Windows 8.1 server via RDP (using another win 8.1 computer) and open Explorer to show some folder containing images, I can't get it to show the actual thumbnails, only this: ...
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Thumbnail do not appear for office documents

The thumbnails for all Microsoft office (2010 pro) files quit working. They show the type (word, excel, etc) icon but not a thumbnail of the actual document. All other icons (pdf,etc) that show live ...
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How to disable auto thumbnails rotation in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a nice feature that it rotates thumbnails of images if they captured vertically. but sometimes it's pesky. How can be this feature disabled? For example (ignore the language):
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PDF thumbs not showing in Explorer

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit At some point I stopped getting thumbs for my PDF files in Windows Explorer. I suspected that some thumb cache size may be involved as I have huge collection of ...
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Thunar is not showing any thumbnails

I was looking for the gnome-exe-thumbnailer (or similar) package in Fedora 20 (which surprinsingly wasn't in the repos) but I found tumbler-extras, which I installed and almost immediately uninstalled;...
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Thumbnails for audio files just like in Unity?

I really like Unity audio thumbnails. Is there any way I can preview audio files like this in Windows explorer or Total Commander ?
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Show thumbnails in Mac terminal?

Some time ago I've googled nice screenshot of Mac terminal How it can be possible? Special terminal application or special settings of ls?
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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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No thumbnails for video files in Ubuntu, and getting an Apport message box whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it, none of the videos show a thumbnail: Within a few seconds after merely opening a video-file-containing folder, I get ...
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ffmpeg: Trying to take thumbnail fps=fps=1/60 works but not fps/fps=1/600

I am following this doc from the ffmpeg site: This will create one thumbnail image every minute, named img001.jpg, img002.jpg, img003.jpg, ... (%03d means that ordinal number of each thumbnail ...
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FFMPEG does not have fps filter. How to fix it?

I am trying to user fps filter to take thumbnails but it gives error: No such filter: 'fps' I checked the list of filters using ffmpeg -filters and fps was not there. How to install it or fix it? ...
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Sharing the thumbs.db file

in our situation we got network shares containing a lot of PDF's. People want to look at the thumbnails before opening them. However, the thumbs.db file is regenerated for every user looking at the ...
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Disable Windows 7/8 Alt+TAB *preview* (entirely)

When Alt+TAB-ing Windows shows a list of icon previews, and, after a second or so, shows the actual window selected behind this list (a feature called Aero Peek). I just want to see that window ...
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Image thumbnails not showing and cannot access file properties, how to fix it?

This is a folder full of JPGs: Obviously that does not look right. I have given it plenty of time to load, but still I get no thumbnails. When I right click on a file, and click properties, nothing ...
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Why does my image look sideways in thumbnail view but correct when I open it?

This is important because I will be submitting it for my visa application (rotated images disqualify you). The image looks rotated sideways in thumbnail view on my computer, but when I double-click ...
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...