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Old 30-03-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Disable thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer

Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of your pictures and videos. Their role is to allow you to quickly scan and recognize them while browsing your computer. You can disable thumbnails to speed up the windows explorer. Follow the following steps to disable thumbnails in windows explorer

For Windows Vista:
  • Click on the Start button
  • Choose All Programs
  • Click on the Accessories folder
  • Then click the Windows Explorer link
  • Click on the Organize button
  • Choose Folder and Search Options from the menu.
  • In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab
  • Under the Files and Folders heading, check the box next to Always show icons, never thumbnails.
  • Click on OK
You can skip first four steps by pressing 'windows+e' on your keyboard.
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Old 11-06-2011
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 258
Re: Disable thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer

For Windows XP:
  • Click the Start button
  • Click on Run
  • Type in Regedit in the box and press Enter
  • Then browse following key:
  • Right click on it and change its value to 1
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