How can I make Windows 7 thumbnail view in Explorer bigger?

Kade Musgita May 12, 2013

I use Windows 7 on a 17″ monitor with a resolution of 1600×900. When I show pictures as extra large icons in Windows Explorer, they are still too small to browse.

I use my PC to show many pictures to clients, so I need to find their pictures quick. Opening them one-by-one is too much time.

How can I make the thumbnails larger than the extra large icon setting? Is there any third party software that can do it?

  1. Oron Joffe
    May 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Alternatively, reduce the screen resolution when showing the screen to your clients!

  2. Alan Wade
    May 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Here is a Microsoft forum post with much the same problem. Hopefully it will help.

  3. null
    May 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Open the folder. Press Shift on your keyboard. While pressing Shift, scroll using the mouse until you see the size you are comfortable with.

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 13, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Why not show the pictures as full screen slideshow using the Windows Photo Viewer, which is a free utility of Windows 7. Just highlight all the pictures together, that you want to show, then right click and click on explore. I guess Windows Picture Viewer will open, with the slide controls at the bottom.

  5. ha14
    May 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    1) Click the arrow next to the Change your view icon located toward the upper-right corner of the window.
    2) Select the desired setting. Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons or Small Icons.

    How to Increase Default Thumbnail size for Images on Windows 7

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