Indesign Thumbnails for explorer

Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Where is this feature? Why isn´t Adobe delivering this simple feature as other software? This would be a great feature for user expierience and I guess, it would be that hard to fix. 

When I ask Adobe for this feature, they recommend me to use a third party app - I don´t want a third party app, I expect this from Adobe for a software that I am paying a lot of money!

 

So, please - anybody who is in charge, talk about this feature at your next meeting.

 

Dirk

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Hi

Are you asking for thumbnails of the InDesign documents in Windows File Explorer? I think that's an OS issue, but you can go to Help > Submit Feature Request to report it to Adobe Staff. This is a user forum. In the meantime, try using Adobe Bridge, where you will see thumbnails.

~ Jane

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What makes you think it's so simple?
If you want previews, use Bridge.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Bob, alas but true: it is simple. That's why there are third party applications which do precisely that.

 

They don't have to work hard: they all use the simple, basic fact that InDesign already by default stores thumbnails inside its own documents. All they have to do is look them up, once per file, and display them.

 

Showing per-file thumbnails is a basic feature of both Windows and Mac OS X, so that's not the problem either.

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If you're not already using it, give Bridge a try.  It transforms Windows from being unusable to usable.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Getting a little carried away there, aren't we?

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Valorous Hero ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Third-party applications are a fact of life.

 

I use the FastPictureViewer Codec to make up for Micrsoft's and Adobe's, etc., etc., lack of concern about thumbnails. I originally purchased it for other reasons than thumbnails for Adobe products (mainly RAW thumbnails and some others). But it also extracts Adobe's thumbnails, including ID's.

 

At $10, I think it was worth it.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Sometimes I export page 1 as a PNG file and let is serve as a side car file with the .indd document.  Sure, it's an extra file sitting around, but it gives you an image thumbnail. 

 

You may already know this, but you can copy and paste the file path into Bridge go right to where you are in Exploere or the Finder.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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Poor - no offical statement from Adobe to that issue. Also poor the tips I got from the community. 
1. NO! it is not an OS-Issue, every "cheap" App is able to make thumbnails, e.g. Corel Draw

2. I submitted the feature to the Adobe Staff, using Request a Featur, after 4 month I got an officeal adobe answer, that I used the wrong forum.. this is ridiculous
3. Bridge sucks, crashes, has no good sharepoint access, and is slow

4. an no! I don´t have the ambition to save files also as a png

 

I am getting more and more disapointed by ADOBE, nobody really cares about Issues and the only thing Adobe is doing, publishing APPS nobody uses, please concentrate to the APPs peoble uses your service 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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I recently swiched from CorelDRAW to Adobe, an the "No Thumbnails for explorer" drives me nuts.

 

Adobe seems to be trying to force us to use Bridge instead of Windows Explorer, but I'm not interested in using BR, I want to see my files directly in Explorer.

 

Please fix this issue!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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@user9085819 wrote:

Please fix this issue!


 

The volunteers in this forum cannot fix anything, as we do not work for Adobe.

 

What were the file types you were seeing icons for in Windows File Explorer? As I recall, DRAW uses .cdr by default. Read through this thread for instructions to submit a feature request to Adobe — see the first reply to the OP.

 

Jane

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