In my posts, I’ve already talked about the status bar, the full path in the title bar, empty drives, pop-up description, folder merge conflicts, drive letters, Use check boxes to select items, Restore previous folder windows at logon, and folder size information in folder tips.
In this post, we will see the steps to make File Explorer show icons instead of thumbnails. Let us start.
Make Windows 10 File Explorer to Show Icons Instead of Thumbnails
By default, your Windows 10 File Explorer and desktop will show thumbnails for files and folders.
If you do not want to see thumbnails but instead okay (or want) to see icons, then follow the instructions below.
- Go to the View tab.
- Select Always show icons, never thumbnails option.
- Click on the Ok button at the bottom.
From this point on, you can see icons only on File Explorer and desktop.
Note: If you want to revert to default, uncheck the above option.
- In the System Properties pop-up, click on the Advanced tab.
- Click on the Settings button under the Performance section.
- In the Performance Options pop-up, unselect Show thumbnails instead of icons option.
- Hit the Ok button on the pop-up.
Note: Keep in mind that you can go back by selecting the above option.