In Windows Explorer
>Organize - Folder & Search options - View
> uncheck [ ] Always show icons, never thumbnails
Or try this:
You can try repairing adobe reader installation by going to the control panel, programs and features and selecting adobe reader, then on the toolbar above you will see "change"
try to repair it.
If this fails try uninstalling and installing....
Or try this:
in windows explorer right click on a pdf file, then go to OPEN WITH, and make another program the default for PDF, for example NOTEPAD then do that again, but this time select ADOBE READER as the default.
This is Jrthom12. I do not know if my user name will show it. I have been having logon issues. I looked at the windows explorer section you mentioned. The box is unchecked and I still can only see the default icon (and not the first page/cover of the document). I tried what you suggested. When I had windows vista 32bit on the laptop, it worked fine. Is there something with the 64bit system that prevents this? I am using home premium. This is not a major issue, because windows seven would be my next upgrade and the release is just a few weeks away. If I can find the solution, that would be great. The only thing I have not done is update my video drivers (still using default drivers that came with the system). I will try that and see.
Thanks again for your advice.
Hi James, I use Vista 32bit and am hallucinating that 64bit isn't that different.
If I understand correctly you want to see the first page of the pdf file previewed in explorer right? I know this is a real simple suggestion which you have probably already tried but does it have anything to do with the view settings of explorer. Maybe using meduim thumbnails view settings under the view tab. That way you should see the first page.
But maybe you've already tried this and 64bit is different.
Peace. Good luck.