Windows 10: How can I get .PDF files to preview in Windows Explorer & Outlook?

Discus and support How can I get .PDF files to preview in Windows Explorer & Outlook? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello 1. How do I get Window10's File Explorer to show a preview of PDF files in the right hand pane? It just says "No preview available", whereas... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ship69, Mar 22, 2021.

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    How can I get .PDF files to preview in Windows Explorer & Outlook?


    Hello

    1. How do I get Window10's File Explorer to show a preview of PDF files in the right hand pane?
    It just says "No preview available", whereas previews are visible for all my other types of file (e.g. .JPG and .XLSX etc)

    2. Also in my Outlook ("for Microseoft 365 MSO (16.0.13801.20240) 32 bit" ) when I open an email that has PDFs attached to it, it just stays:
    "This file cannot be previewed because there is no preview installed for it"

    I have tried installing and re-installing Adobe Acrobat DC (64 bit).
    I then tried both SumatraPDF 64bit and SumatraPDF 32 bit.

    This is driving me nuts!

    J

    :)
     
    ship69, Mar 22, 2021
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  2. File explorer in windows 10 does not preview pdf documents

    I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I followed all the instructions listed at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...howing-in-windows-10-file/2d46bdd4-e463-421d- bd1c-6811b6dc9b58 and yet there is no pdf
    preview in the file explorer. In the past I had a preview of pdf files in the file explorer. So I ask, is it because of the latest windows updates, I do not have a preview of pdf files now?
     
    Gad Feldan, Mar 22, 2021
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  3. pdf preview in Windows 10 file explorer

    I have been using "preview pane" in file explorer forever. However, for some unknown reason, the preview pane for pdf files have become very small, to the point where the pdf file preview pane is too small and unreadable. preview pane for all other files
    appears to be ok (large enough as before). this is only affecting pdf files.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe reader.

    I am looking for suggestions to get back to where the preview pane of pdf files is as large as before
     
    StephenKlotz, Mar 22, 2021
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  4. How can I get .PDF files to preview in Windows Explorer & Outlook?

    File explorer in windows 10 does not preview pdf documents

    Yes. More than that, I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I followed all the instructions listed at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...howing-in-windows-10-file/2d46bdd4-e463-421d- bd1c-6811b6dc9b58 and
    yet there is no pdf preview in the file explorer. In the past I had a preview of pdf files in the file explorer. So I ask, is it because of the latest windows updates, I do not have a preview of pdf files now?
     
    Gad Feldan, Mar 22, 2021
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