[QUOTE=b33z;456998]ok guys.. i came here looking for just this.. and sadly, it wasnt here.. so i went on the hunt (via google lol) and i found it... and i did the heavy lifting already and attached the needed redist pkg and dll file so no need to go dl the links mentioned.. unless you want to i guess.. lol... nJoy!
I just registered to say thank you,for ending my long time frustration with this.
I had tried MSFT's forums and got the standard pscicon.dll fix (didn't render thumbs on my external drive) and the Arfry's psicodec program. I installed that. The downside is while it does render excellent psd thumbs, it somehow won't cache them on my large PSD folder in my external drive. That means they have to be redrawn every time I plug in the drive. Not good if ya have several hundred.
This psd codec keeps the thumbs crisp even in large view and once rendered,stay rendered,even in other programs dialog boxes. Thanks for one great find and including the files
and clear easy to follow instructions! Of all things Microsoft had it sitting there! Perhaps there's some legality or fee structure that prevents use in Windows.
If you happen to see small icons on the corner of the thumbs,uncheck "Display file icon on thumbnails"in Windows Explorer;s Tools menu > Folder Options > View Tab.
I had spoken with Adobe who had explained to me that MSFT had the psd spec and could do this themselves. On an MSFT forum I asked why they didn't implement this and got no answer on this issue other than third party suggestions.
Except for this forum and its' sharp members
Windows 7 on a Toshiba laptop.