1.    21 Oct 2015 #1
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    .PSD thumbnails not showing in explorer?


    I use Windows 10, but ever since upgrade from XP to windows 7, PSD thumbnails are not showing in windows explorer, as jpg and gif does.
    Tried this solution but nothing changed:
    How to enable Thumbnail view for Photoshop PSD files in Windows 7
    any solution?
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  2.    21 Oct 2015 #2
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    Thumbnails for formats that Windows does not natively support are supplied by a handler, either this handler is not installed on your system or its associations have been damaged. I believe the handler also needs to be 64-bit if your system is 64-bit, as with other explorer shell extensions.

    If you're using Photoshop, check you have the 64-bit version installed if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you have upgraded Windows, the associations may have been damaged and so you may need to re-install Photoshop. Another solution is to install an alternative thumbnail hander, Media Preview may possibly support PSD files now I remember it being mentioned as an upcoming feature a while ago.
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  3.    21 Oct 2015 #3
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    I have win 10 x64 pro and Photoshop CS6 x64
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  4.    21 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark5 View Post
    I have win 10 x64 pro and Photoshop CS6 x64
    Sorry my mistake, apparently Photoshop does not install a handler, so you'll definitely need a third-party one for PSD thumbnails. Popular options seem to be SageThumbs (free) and Ardfry (paid).
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  5.    21 Oct 2015 #5
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    OK, I remember psd thumbs worked in windows XP, also thumbs for 3dsmax files. Is that mean that windows stopped supporting them? I didn't used any 3rd party software for this purpose.
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  6.    21 Oct 2015 #6
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    I don't get any thumbnails for PSD files in an XP VM, so they weren't supported by the OS out of the box. Maybe Photoshop installed a thumbnail handler in XP but Adobe chose not to provide one for 7 and above.
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  7.    21 Oct 2015 #7
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    It's because there isn't a PSD codec for Windows (at least not an official one from Adobe and it's unlikely they're going to make one available either, as it's been this way for years now).

    I can't think of any reason to use PSD's instead of TIFF's anyway. So if you don't have many PSD's, convert them all to TIFF's and use TIFF's from now on. If you already have a lot of PSD's and don't want to convert them all, then unfortunately you'll have to resort to trying to find (trustworthy) third-party PSD codecs if you want thumbnails. Or alternatively use Bridge to browse PSD's.
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