How to change folder preview thumbs?

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How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby kwt700 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:17 pm

The 4 thumbnails for each folder, is it possible change them? Thanks!

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby XnTriq » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:00 pm

You can deactivate Show 4 thumbnails in folder's thumbnail (instead of 1) in Tools » Options... » Thumbnails » Appearance.

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby kwt700 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:29 am

XnTriq wrote:You can deactivate Show 4 thumbnails in folder's thumbnail (instead of 1) in Tools » Options... » Thumbnails » Appearance.


Thanks, but I want to to keep 4 thumbs. The problem is 2 of the thumbs are for pictures I've moved to another folder. Is there any way to update the thumbs for folders?

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby XnTriq » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:30 am

Have you given View » Rebuild thumbnails a try?

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby kwt700 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:45 am

Yes, I have. No luck there.

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby XnTriq » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:00 am

This seems to be a known issue :-|
(I never ran into the problem myself, because I don't use the cache.)

BTW: Is Auto refresh (Tools » Options... » Browser » Browser) enabled?

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby kwt700 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:30 am

Yes, Auto Refresh is enabled.

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby XnTriq » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:45 am

    <-- This topic has been moved to “Bug Reports”. -->

There's a (rather inconvenient) workaround:

  1. Go to Tools » Options... » Thumbnails » Cache » Cache maintenance.
  2. Select the folder(s) for which the thumbnail(s) need(s) to be updated and click on Remove.
DannyB (A few questions regarding XnView) wrote:However, I found that selecting the folders and using 'rebuild thumbnails' did not remove the folder thumbs from the database as going back to folder again showed the folder thumbs again? I had to manually remove the appropriate folders from the cache database, which also removed thumbs for any images in the same directory as the folders meaning I had to go back to those folders and re-create the image thumbs. A bit of a pain but only for already created thumbs on folders, newly created folders with images in won't be a problem!

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Re: How to change folder preview thumbs?

Postby Kaminari » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:35 pm

Back to the original post suggestion: is it possible to customize the folder by changing its thumbnail with another picture? The popular viewer QuickPic for Android has such a feature (called "Change Cover" in the folder's settings).


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