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  1. Hi, We discussed a very similar problem in 2017-2018 already: deactivating OneDrive's selective sync worked fine... until a couple days ago. At least for me as, once again, all my thumbnails have vanished, replaced by the generic Photo/Designer icon. Reactivating/Deactivating Selective Sync did not work. But moving all my affinity files out of OneDrive and all thumbnails reappears. And manually duplicating each file and save it back to OneDrive worked too: but it's not a viable solution: open one file at a time in Affinity, copy all its layers, create a new empty file, paste all layers, save it with a new name. If anybody has a workaround/incantation/whatever, please share it with us. I insist that, at least for me, deactivating OneDrive's Selective Sync does not work any more. I even tried to reinstall Windows to no avail. I get it it's probably OneDrive's and iCloud (as I have the same problem when using iCloud on Windows). But this problem only occurs with Affinity files, there must be something with the file format itself... And to be frank it's a real pain to browse a catalog with no thumbnails
  2. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    Follow up: I contacted Microsoft, and they asked for more info. So gg to them for answering, let's hope they will check it: I'll also give them a link to this thread I also did some more testing on my side and have an hypothesis that may help other users. As expected it's something related to OneDrive File On-Demand option. Alas, deactivating the option didn't corrected the bug: Affinity images were still lacking thumbnail (screenshot of the bug: https://postimg.cc/WDprgYfP). BUT as soon as I copied the image in a new OneDrive folder ('new' as in 'created AFTER I deactivated files on-demand'), the thumbnail worked as expected (screenshot without the bug: https://postimg.cc/0MD8QPd5) So, for the moment at least, all one would need to do to get his thumbnails back into OneDrive is: Go to OneDrive's Setting and deactivate File On-Demand. (it will copy all the content of your OneDrive folder on your disk, though) THEN, recreate the folder structure you need for your pictures, from scratch inside OneDrive. Copying won't work. Then copy your pictures in those new folders. I insist: updating the settings in OneDrive was not enough, one also needs to create new folders.
  3. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    Oh, that's great. I didn't knew that. Once again: thx to Mark for taking the time to answer. As I said: I love using Affinity, I really hope he will be able to find a workaround
  4. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    I would deactivate it without hesitation, and I did try turning it off: but it didn't bring back the thumbnails. Alas. I was thinking about reporting a bug directly to Affinity devs: I have no hope the humongous Redmond firm will bother about Affinity own file format: one just need to see how poor is their support for many widely used raw formats
  5. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    As I can't stop using OneDrive, losing the thumbnails would be problematic. To put it mildly. Is there a place where I can file a bug report? I wouldn't want to stop using Affinity for something as silly, it's an amazing app, but images without thumbnails?
  6. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    So should one expect the same problem as soon as OneDrive is updated to do selective on the Mac too? I hope you'll find some workaround, even if it's most probably a OneDrive problem: I can't be the only one that use thumbnails (and OneDrive) to browse files... and I doubt Microsoft will bother
  7. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    Nope, it doesn't do selective on a Mac (not yet, as it's planned). That's why I considered it the main suspect
  8. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    Well, 'common' as in 'more widely used' as JPEG, PNG but also including PSD ;) What really bugs me is that thumbnails are being ok (a bit on the small size, though) under the Finder on a Mac, even using OneDrive. But not under Windows. I know Microsoft is not catering as much to photographers as Apple can, but does that mean there is little to no chance to see Affinity's thumbnails coming back on Windows, as long as one is using OneDrive? Thx again for your suggestions.
  9. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    Hi, Alas, as I said I already asked OneDrive to download all files but it doesn't change a thing: the generic icon keeps on nagging me Plus, I don't understand why it seems Affinity files are the only one affected (be it with or without selective sync activated): OneDrive and Windows File Explorer do work fine with the others, more common, image types.
  10. DavidBosman

    Thumbnail not displayed on OnDrive Folder

    A quick update to this topic. I have the same problem, running a fully updated Windows 10 Pro, and storing my files on OneDrive: no thumbnail for affinity files (be it Photo or Designer), just the generic icon. I have no problem with any other picture file formats (including PSD) stored in the same folders. The same Affinity files will show their thumbnails as soon as I copy them in a non-OneDrive folder. Could it be linked to the smart sync (or whatver it is called by Microsoft) that OneDrive is using? I mean, even if all my files are fully copied in my local OneDrive folder it's the only thing that I can think of. I tried deactivating it to no effect, though. (Edit: the same files in a OneDrive folder will work as expected when browsing them on a Mac...) It's a real pain in the-you-know-where not being able to browse my files without having to open each one of them
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