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pphalen Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 1:51 p.m. PST

Maybe I'm dim, but I can't figure out how to preview pictures in Win7. Back when I had XP, I could set up a folder to show me a filmstrip, thumbnail, etc. vie of my pictures, so I could actually find a picture I was looking for instead of having to fly through viewing them with the picture viewer.

With Win7, I can't seem to configure a folder to do that. All I get is a generic picture for the icon.
Is there some sort of configuration that I need to set, or is MS "protecting" me from something I don't need to be protected from (unless of course someone hacked into MY camera and infected a picture with a virus…)

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Nov 2011 2:32 p.m. PST

I get pictures on any of the Icon options.

Move to a "picture" library?

Nick Bowler15 Nov 2011 3:29 p.m. PST

Try setting the display of the folder to 'Large Icons'

AndrewGPaul15 Nov 2011 4:38 p.m. PST

"Tiles" works, as does "Medium icons" or larger.

If the folder is a compressed folder (and Windows 7 treats .zip files as compressed folders, when viewing them in Windows Explorer), then you might not see thumbnail images.

pphalen Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 7:23 p.m. PST

OK, I found the solution.
In the control panel, under Folder options/view uncheck the box "Always Show icons, never thumbnails"

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