Windows 10: preview pane Solved

  1. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Jun 2018 #1

    preview pane

    I can't see .PDFs in Preview pane any more. I can see Word,text and others.
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  2.    11 Jun 2018 #2

    That will most likely depend on what your registered viewer or reader is. Which program is launched when you double click a pdf?

    Also please advise your Windows build.
    Windows key + r, winver
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  3. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       11 Jun 2018 #3

    Foxit Reader 9.

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  4.    11 Jun 2018 #4

    For test purposes try downloading and installing Sumatra (free) and registering that to handle pdfs. See if that works for you.

    If so, set Foxit again as default pdf reader and retry the preview pane.

    If no joy, you could try reinstalling Foxit.

    Foxit 9.1 seems the latest..

    There's a modest Foxit forum..
    Foxit's Planet PDF Forum
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  5. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2018 #5


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  6.    12 Jun 2018 #6

    Good. I wonder if reinstalling Foxit would have solved that? It works ok in mine (1709).
    I can't see .PDFs in Preview pane any more.
    - do you know what the preceding event was? E.g. upgrade to 1803?
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  7. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2018 #7

    - do you know what the preceding event was? E.g. upgrade to 1803?[/QUOTE]

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  8. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2018 #8

    June 12 update broke it again. Had to install handler again to fix it.
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  9.    13 Jun 2018 #9

    Hi, try Xodo from the windows store and see if that works for previewing/viewing pdfs.
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  10.    13 Jun 2018 #10

    For interest perhaps:
    Why the Windows Explorer PDF preview stops working?

    Try Sumatra as I mentioned above and see if that is similarly adversely affected by an update.
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