Solved No video thumbnails in explorer


jds63

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Hi,

Just noticed this recently that i am unable to see all types of video thumbnails in windows explorer (just see icons) pictures are fine.

Not sure if this happened from a Windows 11 update or not tried googling it just get usual solutions which i tried all of these with no solutions so far.

Any help is appreciated as do not see much here on it yet.

Top 8 Ways to Fix Thumbnails Not Showing Windows 11
 

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No, but felt it would do the same as me doing it in Windows 11 through settings>system>storage>temporary files but i can try, thanks
Windows Defender telling me not to run the bat file.................:(
 

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Bat file did not work either. Wonder if it is Windows 11 or somehow some program i uninstalled did this with video thumbnails only.
 

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Maybe the Icaros app (to install or portable) could fix that.
(more recent beta versions also available) with trying to disable then enable back thumbnails.

Related :
Still incredible that W11 doesn't natively integrates the display of video posters when available, in stead of random screenshots.
I use the Icaros "extension" only, installed with K-Lite Codec pack /standard.
(with ONLY the "Explorer Shell Extension" selected/ticked > Icaros Thumbnail Provider + Property Handler /if you like).
> Movie Posters can easily be added with MKV ToolNix - (Portable version also available with Chocolatey).
(Same goes for SVG display !)
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Other Info
    Using W11 OS on customers' computers more and more often, and sometimes on my mum's new laptop.
Maybe the Icaros app (to install or portable) could fix that.
(more recent beta versions also available) with trying to disable then enable back thumbnails.

Related :
Still incredible that W11 doesn't natively integrates the display of video posters when available, in stead of random screenshots.
I use the Icaros "extension" only, installed with K-Lite Codec pack /standard.
(with ONLY the "Explorer Shell Extension" selected/ticked > Icaros Thumbnail Provider + Property Handler /if you like).
> Movie Posters can easily be added with MKV ToolNix - (Portable version also available with Chocolatey).
(Same goes for SVG display !)
Thanks, but rather not go the way of using an app or codec packs as an alternative to solving the issue.
 

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Completely agree. I always prefer to fix reg commands directly too.
it was just possibility to try out in case no other ways were suggested.
 

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    CCleaner
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    Using W11 OS on customers' computers more and more often, and sometimes on my mum's new laptop.
This has me stumped so far
 

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    ASUS VG28UQL1A 28" 144 Mhz 4K Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160p HDR
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 500GB M.2 Drive, (2) Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SATA III Internal SSD, (2) Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA III Internal SSD & Seagate Barracuda 2TB
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    Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Performance
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    Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler, (5) Noctua NF-A12x15 chromax.black.swap 120mm, (3) Lepa BOL.Quiet PWM LED 120mm
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Solved recently with Windows 11 update 22H2. Also possible back then if i reinstalled Windows 11 may have resolved this too.
 

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    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident RGB Series 64GB DDR4-3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG28UQL1A 28" 144 Mhz 4K Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160p HDR
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 500GB M.2 Drive, (2) Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SATA III Internal SSD, (2) Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA III Internal SSD & Seagate Barracuda 2TB
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    ASUS ROG Thor 850 80+ Platinum 850W Fully Modular RGB Power Supply
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    Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Performance
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    Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler, (5) Noctua NF-A12x15 chromax.black.swap 120mm, (3) Lepa BOL.Quiet PWM LED 120mm
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    Logitech MX Keys
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    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
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    325Mbps/ 20Mbps
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    Mozilla Firefox 64-bit, Microsoft Edge
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