For some reason yesterday, my computer started showing icons instead of thumbnails of photos and this still happens (I have an XP BTW) even though the “Show icons not thumbnails” option was unchecked in the Folder and Search Options which was the usual solution given after googling.
Its Vista BTW not XP. :smack:
Try resetting the folder options. Organize -> Folder and Search Options > View > Reset Folder.
If that doesn’t work, you may need to reset your Thumbnail cache.
If that doesn’t work, I’d be getting to the point where I suspect malware, or at least badly written software. Had you installed anything recently before this problem started? Try uninstalling it. And definitely run a Malware scan or two.
Thank you for the advice. It turned out the problem was caused by practically no space in the hard drive.