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Default thumbnail size in windows explorer-standard tweak not working.

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#1 Shadow Wizard

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:04 AM

There has to be a simple way to change the default size of the thumbnails in windows explorer that WORKS. I have found the following solution all over the place:

Thumbnail Size in folders

The thumbnail view in windows explorer gives you easy access to a portfolio of images, but the default image size may not be to your liking. To control the thumbnail dimensions, go to


Make a new DWORD value named ThumbnailSize. Double click the value and type in a number in decimal anywhere from 32 to 256. Making it smaller will display many more images on the screen for quicker perusual. Its an immediate change by the way, so keep regedit open and mess around...

It does nothing. Is there not a command somewhere that sets current view to default? Or a way to change this that actually works (The ONLY thing I can think of is this setting works only under 32 bit, not 64 bit, and I have a 64 bit os. Starting to regret it..)

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

Did you create the DWORD on the right hand side under under explorer?

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