PDF thumbnails in Windows Explorer XP

windows xp, root folders

If you have issues about PDF thumbnails not showing in Windows Explorer XP, here’s what to do.

This usually is related to Acrobat Update.

You can try to reinstall the application, but after the update, the problem might occur again.

To solve this please do the following:

Click on START | RUN | CMD Enter

type:

regsvr32 shmedia.dll
regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

You can also open notepad and paste the following code into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7\Shellex\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=”{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}”

Save it with .reg extension and double click on it

If you still have issues, please leave a comment.

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6 Responses

  1. Nik says:

    What version of Adobe are you using?

  2. malik says:

    :( does not work

  3. pepe says:

    does not work.
    Adobe 7 under windows xp pro + sp3

  4. Lance says:

    Above is wrong. Should be:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7\Shellex\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @=”{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}”

  5. ozzii says:

    It worked for me in XP SP3
    I have Adobe Acrobat 7 and Adobe Reader 7

    Thanks

  6. mohammed ali says:

    Go to Adobe Acrobat help menu, click ‘detect and repair’

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