Cache HEIC Thumbnails in Windows 11


Java Joe

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I started using HEIC images to save storage space. I'm really happy with the format as the quality is good and the compression is great. However, one thing I'm struggling with is how long the thumbnails take to load when I open a folder with HEIC images.

I can understand if it takes a while to load the first time, but each time I open a folder, HEIC folders reload entirely to show thumbnails:

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Is there a way to configure Windows 11 to save HEIC thumbnails in cache so after loading them once, I can quickly re-open the folder to see the contents?

The images I'm trying to view are on my hard drive, thus the expectation is they should load quickly.

According to my Windows settings, image thumbnails should be cached, but it's not working:

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PC Specs​

  • Device: HP Envy 17 2023
  • Processor: 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1355U, 1.70 GHz
  • RAM: 32.0 GB
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro 22H2
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
Thank you for any help.
 
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Windows 11 Pro 22H2

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    HP Envy 17 2023
You're not alone. I believe you will find a solution in both these threads, Read the entire threads.They're not that long.
HERE
and here
 

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The images I'm trying to view are on my hard drive, thus the expectation is they should load quickly.
Do you mean a HDD? Try with a SSD.

I don´t experience this problem when I read heic files from a phone connected to the PC via USB, especially if the USB-C port in the phone supports USB 5G (USB 3.0) data transmission. Neither when reading heic files from an internal SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
You're not alone. I believe you will find a solution in both these threads, Read the entire threads.They're not that long.
HERE
and here
I tried the suggestion and installed WinThumbsPreloader. However, when I run it, nothing happens. Is it not compatible with Windows 11 or is there something else I need to do?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 17 2023
I do not use it myself. I do not use .heci files as all my iOS devices are set to take photos as .jpg. But from both those threads if you install the right fork of the app , that app is compatible with 11.
To run it, you have to right click on the folder that contains heci files and select Winthumbs from the right click menu.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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