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Disable file thumbnails using Group Policy Editor in Windows 10

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In this guide, we will show you a step-by-step process of how you can do the same using Group Policy Editor.

Step 1: First of all, open the Local Group Policy editor on your computer. For this, click on start, search the term “gpedit.msc” and click on the first result.

Step 2: Now, in the Local Group Policy Editor, go to the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

Step 3: In the right-side section, open the “Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons” policy.

Step 4: Select the “Enabled” option and then click on “Apply” and then “Ok” buttons.

Once you complete these steps, all the users on your computer will no longer be able to see thumbnails for files as long as the policy remains enabled. You also have the option to only disable thumbnails for network folders using the “Turn off the display of thumbnails and only display icons on network folders” policy.

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