Increase or Decrease Thumbnail Size in Explorer

For the people with bigger screens who like to see the bigger Thumbnails for the Images, documents and folders etc, here is a trick to change the size (increase or decrease) of the Thumbnail Preview in Windows Explorer.

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Increasing the preview size will show a bigger preview of the Thumbnails preventing the need to open the file and see what it contains.

There are two ways to do that:

1.    Tweak UI

There is nothing better than Tweak UI if you have it installed in your system. Run Tweak UI, click on Explorer on left and go to Thumbnails section. Change the Size in pixels to any number desired by you.

Increasing the value will increase the size while reducing the value will decrease.

Download Tweak UI

2.    Registry Tweak

Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. Create a key on the right side named ThumbnailSize with the new Dword Value in between 32 and 256. Value greater than 100 will increase the size and lesser than that will reduce the size.

NOTE: Changes will appear only after you re-open the folder containing the files or after the system restart.

3 Replies to “Increase or Decrease Thumbnail Size in Explorer”

  1. @William
    Yes the default setup that comes is the 64 bit one, for 32 bit one i will be writing a post. Stay updated, and you can download the correct setup from there.

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