How to completely disable file thumbnails in Windows 10

How to completely disable file thumbnails in Windows 10

Here’s how you can disable Thumbnail Files in Windows 10 completely.

There is no doubt that Windows 10 is currently the most widely used desktop operating system. While Windows 10 currently powers 60% of desktop / laptop computers, it’s not without its downsides. Compared to other desktop operating systems, Windows 10 is less optimized.

If your computer has less RAM then you may face problems like system crashes, frequent slowdowns, etc. Also, removable or network drives can be very slow to browse. Windows 10 users who use a hard drive and have less RAM often have to wait for each new file thumbnail to load in File Explorer.

While we have shared several tutorials on how to optimize Windows 10 for better performance, we recommend turning off thumbnails completely. Disabling thumbnails will speed up file browsing in File Explorer.

Disable Thumbnail Files in Windows 10 Completely

So, in this article, we have decided to share a working method for disabling File thumbnails on Windows 10 operating system.

Step 1.First of all, open File Explorer on your Windows 10.


Step 2.Now click on ‘File’ and select ‘Change folder and search options’


Step 3. Under Folder options, you need to select the ‘View’ tab.


Step 4.Under the View tab, you need to search for ‘Files and Folders’

Step 5.There you need to click on the checkbox next to ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails’


Step 6. Once done, click on the “Ok” button.


There she is! You are done. From now on, you will see a standard icon instead of a thumbnail.

So, this article is all about how to disable Thumbnail Files in Windows 10 completely. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends too.

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