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 com.apple.finder.plist file and the com.apple.sidebarlists.plist file if it exists, and then restart Finder from the force quit menu.

3 comments:

  1. i have this exact problem but didn't find the com.apple.finder.plist or com.apple.sidebarlists.plist file... what do i do?

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

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  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?

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