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Disable Folder Thumbnail Previews without Disabling File Thumbnail Previews in Windows 11

File Explorer can display thumbnail previews (image) or icons of files in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, File Explorer will now show previews of items within folders.

File Explorer displays a thumbnail preview image of the last item added to the folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to disable only folder thumbnail previews without disabling file thumbnail previews for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews in Windows 10

When you hover over the taskbar icon of an opened item (ex: Google Chrome), it will show you a thumbnail preview of its opened windows or tabs.

If you hover over the thumbnail preview of this item, it will instantly show you a live preview (peek) of only that item on your desktop. If you like, you can change the thumbnail live preview hover delay time to how many milliseconds you want instead of showing the live preview instantly.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing taskbar thumbnail live previews for your account in Windows 10.

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