I've had Acrobat 8 on XP for quite some time and all my thumbnails in Explorer were showing the first page, but then a couple of weeks ago I uninstalled some older versions of Acrobat in a bit of a clean up and suddenly I was just left with the icons. Disaster - I too have hundreds of pdf files and seeing the colour of the front page before I open a file saves me so much time.
Loading Reader didn't work for me (sorry Mike) but I found some advice in another thread to try running Repair Acrobat Installation under the help menu, then restarting. Success!!! All my thumbnails are back as I need them.
i am having the same problem and am ready to go nuts! i am using vista (64 bit), and before this xp.
have had the same problems with both and still can't resolve this.
i NEED to be able to see these thumbnails, and have tried to follow all of the above advice.
anybody else - HELP.
i thing i did notice is the my jpeg files are showing. makes me thinks it's windows, but don't know what to do.
I did fix the issue. I went through the start menu and ran reader. It
went through an installation progress bar, and the thumbnails showed
up. Someone else said they repaired the installation, and that
Can you possibly be a little more explicit. I don't really understand. When you say you "ran reader" what do you mean? I went into start and click on the reader icon, but all that happened was the program opened up. The program is already installed on my computer.
Thanks for your reply.
That's all I did. But the other person went into control panel ->
add/remove programs and repaired their installation to fix it. I also
found that there's a registry key you can set, but I don't remember
which it was. Once I get back to my work computer, I'll see if I can
find it again.
try running Repair Acrobat Installation under the help menu, then restarting.
This worked for me. My thumbnails were only missing for half my pdfs - the ones that I had recently edited and resaved. Running the "Detect and Repair" under the Help menu in Acrobat brought them back, although it did take the thumbnails themselves awhile to reload, but they were all there when it was done.