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I am working with Google Docs. I make copies of existing documents using the option File - Make a copy.... The document gets copied and I work on the copy and change the copy. When I close it and reopen it the changes I made are applied but in the overview Docs Home the old preview stays.

When is this updated?

Is there an option to force an update?

  • Did you try to clear your browser cache and cookies or to access Google Docs on private navigation mode? – Rubén Jan 4 '17 at 19:51
  • Yes, this also happens after cleaning and also in private mode. – Michael S. Jan 6 '17 at 6:26
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Actually it's very simple. Here's the challenge the way I understand it. You've changed a document, most notably an image. The document updated great but the thumbnail still presents the old image.

Here's my way of fixing.

  1. Make a copy of the document. You'll then see a second thumbnail appear but this time with the new image.
  2. Delete the original document.
  3. Rename the copy.

There you have it. An updated thumb.

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Found another way to update that doesn't require re-authoring the document. If it's in your quick-access row, right click the old thumbnail, and click "Locate". This forced an update of the thumbnail for me.

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