Filmstrip view option missing in Windows XP


Normally in a folder with images in Windows XP you have following view options to preview files:

  • Filmstrip
  • Thumbnails
  • Titles
  • Icons
  • List
  • Details

In some cases "Filmstrip" option may be missing. To resolve check following:

Open any folder > Tools > Folder Option > General > Tasks
Make sure Show common tasks in folders is selected.

Folder Options

If this doesn't solve the problem, right click on the folder in question
Properties > Customize > What kind of folder do you want
Select Pictures (best for many files)

Customize Folder Properties


Windows XP SP3



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