I recently re-installed Xubuntu 18.04. After re-installation thumbnails stopped loading after some time. At first it loaded a few thumbnails and stopped, but it even stopped showing the loaded thumbnails after I restarted the PC.

I attempted few things like -

sudo apt install tumbler ffmpegthumbnailer gstreamer0.10
killall thunar
sudo rm -rf ~/.thumbnails/ 
mv ~/.config/Thunar ~/.config/Thunar.bak 
sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
thunar -q

still thumbnails are not showing.

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