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Windows 7: Photoshop PSD files - Enable Thumbnail Previews



Photoshop PSD files - Enable Thumbnail Previews

How to Enable Thumbnail Previews for Photoshop PSD files in Windows 7
Published by Abhishek Ghosh
20 Sep 2010
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By default, You can not get the preview of Photoshop PSD files in Windows 7 Explorer. They will look like this Screenshot (The thumbnail you can see is of a PNG file):

We will perform some trick to enable the thumbnail preview of these PSD files in Windows 7 without any need of softwares.

Step 1

Download this open source dll file (new page will open). You will get something like this:

Step 2


Note: This method currently might not work for Windows 7 64 bit (please read the comments). We are trying to solve the problem, we will update the method as soon we get it universally working. (31/03/2010).


Differs a bit in 32 bit and 64 bit.

For 32 bit:

Place it in crogram filescommon filesadobeshell ( If the shell directory isn’t there create it.).

For 64 bit:

Place it in crogram files (x86)common filesadobeshell ( If the shell directory isn’t there create it).

Paste it:

Step 3

Open notepad; Copy the code given below:

For 32 bit:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSharedDLLs]

“C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeShellpsicon.dll”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.psdShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.psdShellEx{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]

@=”{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}]

@=”Photoshop Icon Handler”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}InProcServer32]

@=”C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeShellpsicon.dll”

“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”

For 64 bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSharedDLLs]

“C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeShellpsicon.dll”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.psdShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.psdShellEx{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]

@=”{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}]

@=”Photoshop Icon Handler”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}InProcServer32]

@=”C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeShellpsicon.dll”

“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”

Now save it as ” psdreg.reg ” (Without quotes. Change file type to all files, otherwise it will be a text file):

Step 4

Double click it and accept security prompt; Windows will inform you the values has been added:

Check your PSD files now:

Note:

1. Dont follow this method if you have folders containing GBs of PSD files; particularly if individual file size is like me (See first screenshot).

2. It will slow the explorer a bit.

3. You can use paid third party tools like Ardfry Codecs for Windows Explorer . In that case, apart from Windows explorer, you can get preview of PSD in Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Media Player (Windows Media Player can open any image file: try it) , Windows Media Center etc programs. I used trial version to check:





Note:

All the needed registry files plus those registry files you need to remove thumbnail preview in Windows 7 is here, Click here to download.

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Original source: The Customize Windows
20 Sep 2010   #1
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 



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20 Sep 2010   #2
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

@Arc: Thanks mate

Give me feedback from 32 bit side, when you will have time. (Or anyone).
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20 Sep 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very well done!
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20 Sep 2010   #4
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Thank you very much Carl
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20 Sep 2010   #5
x1341x

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nice and clean tutorial. :-bd
It works on my 32bit 7
But how about a undo option? coz I've a lot of large PSD files.
Worried about slower my explorer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I think CS5 has fixed this issue, I haven't done the tutorial or anything else except install and run Adobe Master Collection CS5 and my PSD documents have thumbnails. Interesting...
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20 Sep 2010   #7
x1341x

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I use Adobe Photoshop Master Collection 32bit CS5 too, and have it updated to version 12.0.1 but still it doesn't show up psd preview like yours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It might need to re-save the PSDs to a newer (CS5) format, I'm starting to think...
Edit: Something strange is going on thats for sure...cause now one of the PSDs that had a thumbnail doesn't...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 



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