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Windows 7: No PDF previews in Explorer

10 Jan 2012   #1
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
No PDF previews in Explorer

I recently reinstalled Windows, and my mum was using my computer to open a PDF file, but since I hadn't installed Adobe Reader yet, the file couldn't open, so she attempted to open it in Internet Explorer...
So anyway, I installed Adobe Reader X, but the default program to open PDFs was still set as Internet Explorer, so I had to change it to open with Adobe Reader.
It opens properly now, but there's one problem, there are no PDF file previews in Explorer; if I make the icons bigger it just shows a big Adobe icon.
I tried the fix here: Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails but it doesn't work. I also tried using an alternative PDF reader (Sumatra) but I still get no previews. Any help would be appreciated


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10 Jan 2012   #2
Julian Strange

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you delete the iconcache and thumbcaches and reboot after installing the PDF fix?
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10 Jan 2012   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just a thought...
Have you tried Fox It Reader....go to foxit.com and download free version.
Not as bloated as Adobe Reader.
I have used it for about 8 months now and to date no problems.
THW
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10 Jan 2012   #4
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julian Strange View Post
Did you delete the iconcache and thumbcaches and reboot after installing the PDF fix?
Did it just now, no avail

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Just a thought...
Have you tried Fox It Reader....go to foxit.com and download free version.
Not as bloated as Adobe Reader.
I have used it for about 8 months now and to date no problems.
THW
Foxit Reader is good as well, I like it. But there are still no PDF previews in Explorer
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10 Jan 2012   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There are numerous solutions for pdf previews here.
http://www.sevenforums.com/gtsearch....0in%20explorer
Haven't looked at them all but there are success stories for you to look at.
THW
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10 Jan 2012   #6
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

None of these worked for me :/
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10 Jan 2012   #7
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M4dn3ss View Post
I tried the fix here: Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails but it doesn't work.
What happened when you tried this?
I used the no install version on a number of Windows 7 x64 system and it works like a charm.

Without installer: Adobe Reader x64 fixes 001 noinstaller.zip

Be sure to read how to install.txt in the zip file.
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11 Jan 2012   #8
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M4dn3ss View Post
I tried the fix here: Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails but it doesn't work.
What happened when you tried this?
I used the no install version on a number of Windows 7 x64 system and it works like a charm.

Without installer: Adobe Reader x64 fixes 001 noinstaller.zip

Be sure to read how to install.txt in the zip file.
Nothing happens, it's exactly the same as before.
Plus I suspect it's referring to versions of Adobe Reader 8 and below because it says that "they fixed it in version 9"; I'm using Adobe Reader X. I think it's got something to do with the initial association with Internet Explorer
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11 Jan 2012   #9
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I used it for Adobe 10. (X)
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11 Jan 2012   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
What Browser?

In IE9 you can try adding the website to compatabilty mode, also temporarily turn of tracking and see if that cures it.
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