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How do I display a picture thumbprint in my picture library?

by Avinne / July 13, 2011 1:00 AM PDT

I used to have folders with a display of pictures on the front. Now I have plain folders, when opened, they have an icon to click and the a large picture shows up. I would like to open the folder and see the thumbprints immediately. Toshiba Satellite running Win 7. Thank You

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Did you try to do a right click on the folder

go to properties and then to customize? From there you just use the "optimize this folder" option and select "pictures". Can you try that first?

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Clarify please.
by Avinne / July 13, 2011 8:52 PM PDT

Which folder do I right click? I could find nothing that lets me customize.

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In addition to Steven's suggestion
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 13, 2011 6:30 AM PDT

If you mean Window 7's Picture Library, then if you open that in Explorer and click the "Change your view" icon top right, (two to the left of the "?" icon), you will see a list of options. Try Tiles, or Content, or any of the larger icon options.


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RE: Change your view
by Avinne / July 13, 2011 9:06 PM PDT

I tried everyone and it only changes the size or configuration, not back to my original folders.

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I'm not sure what you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 14, 2011 4:59 AM PDT
In reply to: RE: Change your view

and I am now confused about the problem.

You said this was your Picture Library. Since this is the Windows 7 forum I assumed you meant the Windows 7 group of Libraries folders of which "Pictures" is one of the folders.

If that is not what you mean, please explain what you are using to see your pictures.

That method should work using Windows Explorer, and changing the "View options".


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there is option

You can select the display details at the conner of the right upper conner of the windows explorer..

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just want to help
by Atureena / July 16, 2011 2:11 AM PDT

Hi dear

I see your problem and this what you have to do..

go to ...> control panel....> folder option.....> and then select .....> Restor defaults and that will take back to see
the folders.

by happy have nice day


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thumbnails of pictures on windows 7
by norstellar / March 31, 2013 11:43 AM PDT

Go to Control Panel. Click on "folder options". Click on "view". Uncheck "always show icons, never thumbnails".
You can also click on "reset folders" to have this change apply to all folders , if you wish. Hope this helps.

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Thank you!
by Lib1942 / January 9, 2014 11:02 PM PST

Thanks Norstellar. I have been trying for ages to solve the same problem and you have just enabled me to do it in seconds! All my photos were suddenly showing as the windows pictures image so I couldn't identify any of them without clicking on each one individually. Don't know why that happened but, thanks to you, it is now all fine again. Brilliant, thank you! Very grateful.

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