It’s no doubt that Windows 10 is right now the most used desktop operating system. Although Windows 10 is right now powering 60% of the desktop computers/laptops, it’s not without its downside. Compared to other desktop operating systems, Windows 10 is less optimized.

If your computer has less RAM, then you might face issues like system crashes, frequent lags, etc. Also, removable or networked drives can be frustratingly slow to browse. Windows 10 users who are using hard drives and have less RAM often have to wait for each new file thumbnail to load in the File Explorer.

Although we have shared few tutorials on how to optimize Windows 10 for better performance, still it’s best to disable thumbnails completely. Disabling the thumbnails will speed up the file browsing in the File Explorer.

Disable File Thumbnails in Windows 10 Completely

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

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

open File Explorer on your Windo
open File Explorer on your Windows

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

Select 'Change folder and search options'
Select ‘Change folder and search options’

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

Select the 'View' tab
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 the checkbox beside ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails’

Click the checkbox beside 'Always show icons, never thumbnails'
Click the checkbox beside ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails’

Step 6. Once done, click on the ‘Ok’ button.

Click on the 'Ok' button
Click on the ‘Ok’ button

That’s it! You are done. From now, you will see the standard icons instead of thumbnails.

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



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