RE: Windows 7 and PDF thumbnails

Subject: RE: Windows 7 and PDF thumbnails
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:28:07 -0400

Another oar in the water... My 64-bit Windows 7 shows thumbnail previews
for other file types, but not PDFs. I have Acrobat 9 Standard.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Windows 7 and PDF thumbnails

On my 32-bit Windows 7 system with Acrobat 8 Standard I see thumbnail
previews or PDFs in every view mode but Small Icons, List, and Details.
You don't?

64-bit or 32-bit?

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Kaye Adkins wrote:
> I have an extensive library of PDFs that I use for my teaching and
> research, and I find viewing thumbnails a quick way to spot the PDF
> I'm looking for (can see the main title, tell if it's a journal
> article, etc.)
> I've just gotten a new computer with Windows 7, and find that I can't
> view the PDF thumbnails anymore. I've looked at various user forums on

> the Internet, and have found some explanations, but no satisfactory
> Does anyone know if there is a solution that doesn't involve messing
> with the registry or something equally complicated? Some of the fixes
> involved Acrobat Reader, but I don't even have Reader on this
> machine--just Acrobat Pro 9. Is there a fix coming soon?

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