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PDF files don't show thumbnail previews

  1. #11


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    to show an image of the first page of the PDF as the icon.
    Never heard of that.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Well, other softwares do it. I have been using Goodreader and also PDFExpert for the iPad to manage my files. See here for an example of what I mean:

    http://www.macstories.net/wp-content...4/IMG_0103.png

    The icons show the cover page of the PDF file, for quick visual reference.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Maybe you need to have this box checked.

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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    You mean unchecked (as I want to show thumbnails not icons)....and I've already tried that one!
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  5. #15


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Maybe you need to have this box checked.

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    That is unchecked (as it should be), as I get thumbnails of all my images and videos. Except pdf files. Grrr
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  6. #16


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    Quote Originally Posted by extracampine View Post
    Well, other softwares do it. I have been using Goodreader and also PDFExpert for the iPad to manage my files. See here for an example of what I mean:

    http://www.macstories.net/wp-content...4/IMG_0103.png

    The icons show the cover page of the PDF file, for quick visual reference.
    That's exactly what I mean. Btw your link gives me a 403 Forbidden error so I can't open it
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  7. #17


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    Quote Originally Posted by extracampine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pratnala View Post
    I have changed the default to the reader metro app from Foxit. Thumbnail never showed even when default was Foxit. Just showed the Foxit logo
    This thread seems to have slowed.....any updates? I too have tried a 3rd party like Foxit, but it doesn't generate PDF thumbnails in explorer. I'm not sure if Foxit does this on 64-bit systems though.
    It worked when I had a 32-bit PC but now since I shifted to 64-bit, it is not working
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  8. #18


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    The support, or rather the lack of support, for PDF thumbnails in 64Bit windows is a long running issue, my preferred reader The Only Free PDF Reader and Creator | Nitro PDF Reader has been quite reliable in this respect but can take a little time to Parse all files. May be worth a try but make sure you select the 64bit option
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  9. #19


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    How does Nitro compare to Foxit?
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  10. #20


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    I've used them all over the years, and find that Nitro just works, has everything that I need from a reader and comes with creation tools as well so saves a separate need for a PDF Printer.

    One thing I've found is that multiple PDF readers on a system can cause problems with the display of thumbnails so it may be worthwhile totally removing any previous applications before trying any new reader
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