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Exploring Thumbnails

Thursday, November 18th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Windows Explorer

Exploring Thumbnails

Do you have folders full of pictures? I do, both from my digital camera and various scans that I have done. Figuring out which one of these pictures is which is like finding something lost in my daughter’s room—it’s frightening.

Fortunately, there is another way to view these files. Starting with Windows ME you can use “thumbnail view”.

From Windows Explorer or My Computer, click the View menu, Thumbnails , and you’ll get a handy little thumbnail of each picture in the folder.


Makes finding that shot of Aunt Edna in her swimsuit a snap.

What if this doesn’t work?

If you don’t have an option for Thumbnail View on your View menu, there’s still hope. As long as you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or better installed, you can make it work – in a round about way.

Right-click the folder you want to enable Thumbnail View for and select Properties from the resulting menu. You should see a check box towards the bottom of the screen that says ” Enable Thumbnail View .” Click it and hit OK .

Alright, now open the folder and hit the View menu, Thumbnails (just like above). With any luck, your digital aerobics will pay off and you’ll see little thumbnails all over your screen.

~ Steve

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