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how to enable pdf thumbnail previews in windows explorer" feature in command line for acrobat reader

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Jan 30, 2020

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i have adobe reader dc installed on few computers how do i enable the "enable pdf thumbnail previews in windows explorer" in command line without going into gui of every computer and selecting it manually?

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After a lot of searching I finally found how to install the feature. 

you need to run the msi file with the following switch

AcroRead.msi ADDLOCAL=ThumbnailPreviewHandler

 

 

Hope that no one will have the troubles I had with adobe the last 2 weeks. 

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how to enable pdf thumbnail previews in windows explorer" feature in command line for acrobat reader

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Hello,

i have adobe reader dc installed on few computers how do i enable the "enable pdf thumbnail previews in windows explorer" in command line without going into gui of every computer and selecting it manually?

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Correct answer by 977 | Community Beginner

After a lot of searching I finally found how to install the feature. 

you need to run the msi file with the following switch

AcroRead.msi ADDLOCAL=ThumbnailPreviewHandler

 

 

Hope that no one will have the troubles I had with adobe the last 2 weeks. 

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Acrobat Reader has no command line options like this. You may be able to find a registry key to set, but I suspect it would need to be redeployed, as it may have to turn on/off system components.

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Hi,

So is there any way to reinstall with all features or something like that? 

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You probably need to use the info in the Enterprise Deployment kit. https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/

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After a lot of searching I finally found how to install the feature. 

you need to run the msi file with the following switch

AcroRead.msi ADDLOCAL=ThumbnailPreviewHandler

 

 

Hope that no one will have the troubles I had with adobe the last 2 weeks. 

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