Windows 10: How to restore PDF thumbnail previews in Windows 10

Discus and support How to restore PDF thumbnail previews in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Folks, I've found a great solution to a nagging issue. With Adobe Reader DC, the folks at Adobe made every thumbnail a plain pdf icon. They... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by iamc3k, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. iamc3k Win User

    How to restore PDF thumbnail previews in Windows 10


    Folks,

    I've found a great solution to a nagging issue.

    With Adobe Reader DC, the folks at Adobe made every thumbnail a plain pdf icon. They removed the preview where the pdf icon is replaced by the first page of the pdf file. Seeing the pdf content is much more helpful than just looking at the same icon for every file.


    How to restore PDF thumbnail previews in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That post came from this thread: File preview thumbnails aren't working for Acro... | Adobe Community

    The links work, the instructions work.

    Having thumbnail previews restored is wonderful.

    Have a look at it, and I'd hope one of the pros on this site can make this into a simple tutorial.

    Ken

    :)
     
    iamc3k, Dec 28, 2015
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  2. MAYA_MIKE Win User

    window 10 file explorer running slow. it takes years to fully load a folder.

    Worked for me as well. It also restored thumbnails for .pdf files and other file types that were not previewing properly. Thank you.
     
    MAYA_MIKE, Dec 28, 2015
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  3. Preview pane (file explorer) not always working on OneDrive files

    I have the latest Windows 10 Pro, Version 1709, Build 16299.64 (updated today 11/15/2017)

    I have a Surface Book

    "always show icons, never thumbnails" is OFF

    "View -> preview pane" is ON

    Default application for .jpg files is set to "Photos"

    Default application for .pdf files is set to Foxit PhantomPDF 8.3

    My tests only covers .jpg and .pdf files

    When I open file explorer and view files on my
    c: drive, both thumbnails (middle pane) and previews (right hand pane) WORK FINE for .jpg and .pdf files.

    When I open file explorer and view files on my
    OneDrive, thumbnails and previews DO NOT work for .jpg files, thumbnail DO NOT work for .pdf files but preview WORKS for .pdf files. Note: For .jpg files the preview pane is totally blank - it does not say "no preview available".

    Moved from
    Windows
    /Windows 10/Windows settings
     
    Per Kjellqvist, Dec 28, 2015
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  4. iamc3k Win User

    How to restore PDF thumbnail previews in Windows 10

    Of course, I realize I should've named the thread "How to restore Adobe Reader DC (64 bit) thumbnail preview".
    *Wink
     
    iamc3k, Dec 28, 2015
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  5. ste0 Win User
    ste0, Apr 5, 2018
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