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Windows 10 - Saved files show no preview, just Affinity Designer icon


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Assuming that you are saving them with the thumbnail (which is set on by default, in Preferences, General), the next question would be where are you saving them? If you save them in OneDrive I believe there is a known issue that for some reason File Explorer won't show Affinity thumbnails in the OneDrive folder.

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13 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Assuming that you are saving them with the thumbnail (which is set on by default, in Preferences, General), the next question would be where are you saving them? If you save them in OneDrive I believe there is a known issue that for some reason File Explorer won't show Affinity thumbnails in the OneDrive folder.

I checked Preferences;General and the thumbnail option was checked.  I am just saving them in a folder that I saved to my desktop. 😔

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Hi @hollyvgk, If you're saving files to a folder, when you open the folder in Windows Explorer, what is the View set to? As Medium, Large or Extra Large should provide a preview of the file, the others will display the app icon.

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Though it is not obvious if you look at file explorer One Drive does synchronise your desktop, hence Affinity files will not show the thumbnails. 

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However if you save the file to a folder created outside of onedrive i.e. created directly on your C drive or other internal driv not connected to onedrive the thumbnali will appear when using icons in the view type. Example below of a folder I created on desktop to send a test file to Affininty. I opened the file saved the file to my internal H drive then moved it back to the desktop folder by dragging

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On 6/24/2021 at 8:28 PM, hollyvgk said:

I'm not 100% sure that these are not on One Drive, but I don't think so.....?

Yes, this files is in the OneDrive.

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OK Testing both Affinity Designer and Photo at this time.

I still have the same issue as with InkScape and others.

When I save / Export a file as a SVG I get a wonky thumbnail place holder and can not see the actual saved files thumbnail.

As I can be working with up to 200 Photo files at a time this makes it very hard to do a on sight comparison using the thumbnails saving a lot of time opening and closing files.

Windows 10 OS

63Bit sys

have files to view as Large Icons as well.

Saving files to internal F drive, I do not have cloud or one drive even activated at this time.

Suggestions?

If I can not get this to show the actual thumbnails in SVG format then the programs are useless to me so will not be buying it. Thank goodness for trial versions to test it out first.   

 

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41 minutes ago, Galwin said:

When I save / Export a file as a SVG

SVG? Do you export your photos as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)?

43 minutes ago, Galwin said:

If I can not get this to show the actual thumbnails in SVG format then the programs are useless to me so will not be buying it.

How does this relate to Affinity apps and their *.aphoto files, where you see the preview.?

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https://www.howtogeek.com/706621/how-to-get-svg-thumbnails-in-file-explorer-on-windows-10/

(one of many hits from doing a web search for windows file explorer show svg thumbnails)

-- Walt

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        Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.1342) and 2.0.0 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0 / Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.280) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.21) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Publisher 2.0.2

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