Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mac OS X finder not displaying thumbnails properly

Problem: Mac OS X Finder doesn't show the little thumbnails properly (where it used to before). For example, it will show thumbnails for .txt or .html files, but will only show a generic JPEG thumbnail for .jpg files
Solution: (From here) Go to (your home) > Library > Preferences folder, delete the file and the file if it exists, and then restart Finder from the force quit menu.


  1. i have this exact problem but didn't find the or file... what do i do?

  2. Which version of Mac OS X are you on?

  3. I have the same problem. I have mountain lion and non my thumbnails are showing, even on the desktop. The only part of the file that appears is file name :( How do I fix this?