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Windows 7: No PDF previews in Explorer

02 May 2012   #11
boscharun

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

For windows 7, the PDF Peview tool worked fine for me. It shows preview in explorer, Office and outlook as well. Here's the details - Preview PDF Files in Windows 7 Explorer Without Opening


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02 May 2012   #12
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I find that no matter what reader I use previews of PDF documents is iffy. I can get them to show only by opening the PDF reader and using File open on the directory. It then shows previews of any PDFs that have shown in the open dialogue. The previews stay until the icon/thumbnail cache is rebuilt then they revert to the PDF reader icon.
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02 May 2012   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good link boscharun, fortunately the pdf fix allows me to preview them also ,but for those who havent been able to get the fix to work for them then this will help
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10 May 2012   #14
boscharun

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I find that no matter what reader I use previews of PDF documents is iffy. I can get them to show only by opening the PDF reader and using File open on the directory. It then shows previews of any PDFs that have shown in the open dialogue. The previews stay until the icon/thumbnail cache is rebuilt then they revert to the PDF reader icon.
Hey Kado897, I don't get you. Install the pdf preview tool, open your explorer, navigate to a folder having a pdf and just select the pdf. The preview section on the right side should show you a preview of the first page. And yes, the whole idea of preview is to show a preview of what you have currently selected.
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10 May 2012   #15
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Actually my mistake. I was thinking about icons instead of previews.
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28 Jun 2013   #16
camillem210

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boscharun View Post
For windows 7, the PDF Peview tool worked fine for me. It shows preview in explorer, Office and outlook as well. Here's the details - Preview PDF Files in Windows 7 Explorer Without Opening
thanks for the useful info.before reading this post, I uninstall the Adobe reader and install again and again, and also I tried other pdf reading plugin for windows . but in vain.and thx to the tutorails.
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