IT Dojo: Add image thumbnails to folders in Windows Explorer

April 13, 2009, 5:17 AM PST | Length: 347

If you're working with image files in Windows Explorer, using the thumbnail view can make your job a bit easier--especially if the filenames aren't very descriptive. In this video, Bill Detwiler shows you a handy trick that can make viewing files as thumbnails a bit faster in both Windows XP and Vista. Once you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our IT Dojo Blog.

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I work primarily with images, and I knew you could see the thumbnails, but I didn't know how to set it to stay that way. But more importantly, I didn't know about the Preview Pane in Vista. Often it's difficult to see which are which in the thumbnails view when there are minor differences in photos. The Preview Pane solves that problem. Now I don't have to use a photo album program that searches the drive for new pictures every time it starts up which takes valuable time and space. I've also seen the thumbs.db and didn't really know for what it was used. This is one tip I'm sharing!