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How to show PDF thumbnails in Windows 8?

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    Windows 8

    How to show PDF thumbnails in Windows 8?


    Hello, I have installed Adobe Reader and pdf files are being open automatically with it when I double click them. But how do I see thumbnails (with the first page of the pdf file) in the explorer? Thank you in advance.

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    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,

    See if this works out for ya: Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    *EDIT*
    There is a better tutorial posted below
    Last edited by DustSailor; 23 Feb 2014 at 20:05. Reason: Better tutorial below
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Provide a screenshot please.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you! But I don't know how to log in as administrator...although this is a new computer and I own it.
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    Southern California
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    Windows 8


    Ok, thank you again!
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    Windows 8.1


    I do not use Adobe Reader but I would suggest that you consider switching to a better all-around PDF viewer. Specifically, PDF XChange viewer is extremely light weight, has a smaller installation footprint, and is much faster than Adobe:

    Tracker Software Products :: PDF-XChange Products Comparison Chart - Compare PDF software solutions.

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    Try it! I think you'll like it!

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    Windows 8


    Thanks, my2cents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernando View Post
    Thanks, my2cents!
    You are quite welcome.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Very easy to do.


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