Windows 10: In Windows Explorer, how do I get the preview to work with PDF files?

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  1. ship69 Win User

    In Windows Explorer, how do I get the preview to work with PDF files?


    Hello

    How do I get Windows Explorer's preview (on the right hand side of the screen) to work with PDF files?

    I tried opening Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and selecting:
    Edit ==> Preferences ==> General ==> Enable PDF thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer
    but that didn't work.

    To get clear, within Windows Explorer I have selected: View ==> Preview pane.
    But all I get in the right hand side of the screen is "This file can't be previewed."

    I have tried completely uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and then re-installing it again.

    Thanks

    J

    :)
     
    ship69, Nov 24, 2020
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  2. pdf preview in Windows 10 file explorer

    thanks for suggestion. i tried both, but neither worked. even with using Edge as pdf reader, and resetting and restarting, pdf previews in explorer, regardless of which default pdf viewer used, resulted in very small window in preview pane.
     
    StephenKlotz, Nov 24, 2020
    #2
  3. 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, Nov 24, 2020
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  4. In Windows Explorer, how do I get the preview to work with PDF files?

    PDF Previews Not Showing In Windows 10 File Explorer

    I wanted my Window 10 File Explorer to display .pdf file previews like my Windows 7 so I started researching and came up with several different solutions, none of which worked for me.



    Prime among the solutions was Option 1:



    1. Open file explorer

    2. Click view on the top of the file explorer.

    3. Select preview pane option and see if it helps.



    And Option 2:



    • Open the reader,
    • Go to Edit
    • Then Preferences
    • Go to General Tab
    • And check "enable PDF thumbnail previews"


    Even after using Option 2, it still didn’t work but then after going to Help > Repair Installation in Acrobat Reader DC it works just fine.
     
    Bruce46Whitney, Nov 24, 2020
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