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In Win 7's Windows Explorer, I can display the files by list or in detail -- or in the case of photos -- by icons (thumbnails).  The latter is esp. good for photos since I can see each one directly -- in miniature -- and thus no need to deduce from its filename, or click open to see which photo it really is.

Is there a way to show my video files the same way as photos? Right now, viewing video files by icon just displays identical, standard icons -- totally unhelpful.


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It depends on the format. Windows Media files show. There are a few plug-ins that may show more as well. MP4, WMV, M4V, AVI should all show.

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My video files are:  avi, mov, mp4, mpeg -- and one lone wmv.  But even the wmv doesn't show anything but a generic icon (maybe it's because I've associated that file type -- and all the others -- with VLC player).

Any suggestion which plug-in to download?


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Have you checked your settings in "Folder Options"? Even without a plug-in, they should be visible. Under the "View" tab, the first two check boxes should be unchecked.

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Yes I have.  But nothing I tick or untick will show a "thumbnail shot" of my video files.  Makes me wonder if Win 7 has this feature at all??

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There's numerous complaints of your issue on quite a few forums. Seems to be a bit "hit or miss" and a variety of causes.

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Found it -- this one works for me -- in all the formats mentioned above!  Free too.  Webshot comparison of video files displayed -- before and after:





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