Pdf thumbnails in Vista 64 bit (and Windows 7 64 bit)
Friday, February 20, 2009 10:37:52 PM
To have thumbnails on a 64bit operating system you need a 64bit software to provide the "services" to handle such thumbnails generation. Adobe Reader is not a 64bit software so you won't have pdf thumbnails on a 64bit Vista.
I did some research and I found a solution for it. It worked for me and I hope it'll work for you all too!
- download PDF XChange Viewer, the only 64bit pdf viewer I found to be useful for our problem. By the way it is also a very fast viewer that even lets you EDIT your pdfs and do all kind of magic with them
- install it and its shell extensions too
- make it your default pdf viewer
- restart your pc
Now you have thumbnails generation for your pdfs on your fast and cool 64bit Vista
I only wish it could be that simple for Xara Xtreme thumbnails too...