To view files and folders as thumbnails


Open My Documents


Double-click the folder that contains the content you want to view.


On the View menu, click Thumbnails.


To open My Documents, click Start, and then click My Documents

In Thumbnails view, Windows displays up to four images from your folder on the folder icon by default. The images Windows displays are the last four images you modified.

You can choose the picture that identifies a folder in Thumbnails view. The image file you choose does not have to be stored in the folder it identifies. For more information, click Related Topics

To remove the thumbnails view, on the View menu, click Filmstrip, Tiles, Icons, List or Details. Filmstrip view is available in the My Pictures folder, its subfolders, and folders based on the Pictures and Photo Album templates.

Related Topics

Change the appearance of a single folder

Change the picture that identifies a folder

Show files and folders in groups

Viewing files and folders overview

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