How To Fix: File Explorer Not Showing Thumbnails Problem

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If you dont see images thumbnails in Windows File Explorer but see a blank image icon then follow this little tutorial to fix this problem.

Images thumbnails may stop showing on Windows File Explorer which is annoying, this may happen due to a high size thumbnails cache size, it’s a file that where Windows saves you images thumbnails in order to access them faster. It may also be caused by a faulty file association. If .jpeg are associated with the wrong default program then they won’t open correctly and the thumbnails of the images will be replaced by the program’s icon.

In the following section we will se how to clear thumbnails cache in Windows 10 to fix the file explorer not showing thumbnails problem.

Fix File Explorer Not Showing Thumbnails Problem

Follow the steps below to fix the file explorer not showing thumbnails problem on Windows 10 by clearing thumbnails cache.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click on the View tab
  3. Select Hidden items, then click on Show selected items
  4. Go to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer,
  5. Select all files that begin with thumbcache
  6. Right-click these files and click Delete
  7. Empty the Recycle Bin
  8. Restart PC.

After restart your images thumbnails should show again on File explorer.

Fix File Explorer Not Showing Thumbnails Problem By Cleaning Disk

You can fix file explorer not showing thumbnails but cleaning disk space which clears images thumbnails.

Follow the steps below to fix the file explorer not showing thumbnails problem on Windows 10 by cleaning disk and thumbnails cache.

  1. Click Start
  2. Type disk cleanup and press Enter
  3. Make sure “Thumbnails” checkbox is checked
  4. Click on OK
  5. Restart your PC

This is how you fix the file explorer not showing thumbnails problem, please leave a comment if you sill have this problem.

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