....the preview flimstrip is supposed to automatically appear when multiple RAW files are opened.
It will, unless at some point you have collapsed the film strip mode by moving the left hand film strip margin to the left. That status is sticky meaning if you did it one time it will stay until such time as you change it back to make the film strip visible...
I thought so too, but it appeared this way immediately after installation. There is also no visible "handle" to pull the filmstrip into visibility. Could it be that Aero is obscuring this?
I also did a clean install of Win7 x64 so there is no possibility of previous settings carrying over (though the default behavior worked fine on XP).
Any further insights on this one?
I found a solution on my Mac - perhaps it will work on a Windows machine as well.
Try this....launch Adobe Bridge. Find a RAW image. Hold down Shift and Option key and double-click the RAW image. When Camera RAW opens the filmstrip should be on the left. Good luck!
Thanks for taking the time to try and help me out! Turns out that when I open multiple RAW images in Camera RAW from within Bridge, I see the filmstrip. Unfortunately, opening the same images while just looking at the files in Windows does the same "one at a time" behavior.
At least now I have a workaround - thank you so much!