How to View SVG files as Thumbnails with Windows Operating System

Guys, you are going to LOVE THIS! Do you ever browse designs on your computer, see some SVG files, and wonder exactly what those designs look like. After pondering, you have to click and open every single one just to refresh your memory. Browsing is suddenly a lot of extra work. Well, now your prayers have been answered! You need one little app. Read on to fix that pesky problem.

If you have SVG files on your computer and you try to view them in Windows Explorer, they appear as a box with the same image in each one. In order to view the images without opening the SVG files, you have to know a couple things first.

1. Which operating system is installed on your computer, such as XP, Windows 7, Vista, etc., and is it a 32-bit or 64-bit system?

Right-click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner (your Start menu). Click System. Your operating system and 32- or 64-bit information should appear in the System window. If you now know if it is 32 or 64 bits, proceed to #3. If you still do not know, proceed with step #2.

2. Are you running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system? Read this article, find your operating system, and follow the simple instructions to find out.

3. Install the SVG Extension for either the 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. After you follow the prompts to install the extension, you can see thumbnail images of your SVG files in Windows Explorer without having to open them.

 

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