Hi EashanMisra... are you giving the official Adobe or Microsoft response or just your observations? Also I have read every single "alternative" way of doing it which is why I said don't bother posting them... I am ONLY interested in a proper solution to this natively by the OS or by Adobe.
Unless you can convince adobe to provide the psd previews, which microsoft told them not to do anymore for windows explorer or you can convince Microsoft to display psd previews, which people have been trying to get them to do for more than twenty years, then EashanMisra's
solution is the only reasonable course of action, besides using something like adobe bridge to view psd files.
If your psd thumbnail icons are actually blank and don't show the psd photoshop icon, then that is a problem that hopefully can be solved.
Do you have photoshop associated with psd files in the windows file associations?
What version of photoshop and windows are you using?
Unless you can convince adobe to provide the psd previews, which microsoft told them not to do anymore for windows explorer
I did not know that. I wonder why they do not have a problem with third parties doing the same?
Anyway, if there is something free or paid to get psd thumbs in Windows...get it, and get on with your business as I learned to do.
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The best (free) answer is SageThumbs. It's an open-source system that will help generate thumbnails for over 160 formats. So much quicker doing a Windows search and seeing those thumbnails. Go grab and install, you'll be a happy camper after that.
I have the same demand. Not unreasonable I think for software that costs $600 a year.
I can't even place .psd files in Indesign because they're all mystery icons, I'd have to have the memory of a savant to recall which one of my 1000s of images is the one I need.
Microsoft won't fix it, it's up to you Adobe to supply them with the necessary codecs to support your file formats. Or release a Windows explorer plugin to do the job.
When it comes to Windows, buy or download a free codec so you can see your PSD thumbnails and get your work done.
If you do not want to, move to a Mac where PSD thumbs are natively supported.
$600 a year? For Photoshop? I don't think so. $120.