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Windows 7: PDF File Desktop Icons Show Image . . How Do I Stop This

24 Dec 2013   #1
poolmon

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PDF File Desktop Icons Show Image . . How Do I Stop This

The PDF files that I store on my Desktop show an image of page 1 of the particular PDF file, rather than the standard PDF red/grey generic file icon. Is there any way to stop this and to revert back to the generic red/grey PDF Icon using Adobe Acrobat Reader?


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24 Dec 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... This has to do with the Preview Handler ..I can remember having this issue some time ago ..You should update your Adobe Reader see if that fixes the issue .. If not maybe a Repair may help .. This seems to only happen mostly on Windows 64 bit OS or an upgrade to it ...
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25 Dec 2013   #3
poolmon

win 7
 
 

I have the latest Adobe Reader update and all Win 7 64 bit updates. All else works fine. I was hoping there was some setting (that I can't find) in Adobe's numerous preferences that would remedy this.
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25 Dec 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. It used to be the other way Adobe would only show as standard .. Then people complained about that so they changed it ... Read the Link below its very interesting ...

Adobe Community: PDF Desktop Icons - Content Icon Vs. Standard PDF Icon
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27 Dec 2013   #5
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there .. It used to be the other way Adobe would only show as standard .. Then people complained about that so they changed it ... Read the Link below its very interesting ...

Adobe Community: PDF Desktop Icons - Content Icon Vs. Standard PDF Icon
Thanks for the info.
I was hoping there was a way to toggle the preview feature on/off in Acrobat's Preferences, but it appears there is not after reading all the materials and available Preference settings. Guess I will just have to live with the preview which is so small as to not be legible.
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27 Dec 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Either that or you could change to another Reader ..
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27 Dec 2013   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

One other way would be to uncheck Show thumbnails instead of icons in the visual effects setting.
Visual Effects Settings - Change

Jerry
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27 Dec 2013   #8
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Thanks for the additional options.
I would like to keep Acrobat for PDFs, as well as Thumbnails for the non-Acrobat Icons. However, it is good to know these options and how to tweak my Windows System in case I change my mind.
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