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.
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.
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.
If you're not already using it, give Bridge a try. It transforms Windows from being unusable to usable.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
The good news is that now (4/21/2022) I can see INDD thumbnails in W Explorer in Win11. Maybe it's worth shouting out loud 🙂
Not here, working on W11 too
Maybe it is a googledrive feature, or are the thumbs shown on your localdrive?
I downloaded an ID file to a local driver, shut down Google Drive, but still see the INDD thumbnail. Google Drive and Windows File Manager collaboration is far from good, I wouldn't say it's better than the collaboration of Adobe and Windows, I have many problems when working directly from the cloud, from Drive.
sounds hopeful, maybe you have Verion of W11 or Adobe CC and I have to wait for the next update.
Anyway, it is a shame for Adobe, not really forcing this feature and make us all wait so long for this. It doesn´t really sound hard to code a thumbnail.
Any update about that? I have the latest version of Windows 11 and Adobe InDesign, and I do not see any INDD preview in Windows Explorer.
This is very annoying:(
Pass, no idea. I still can see INDD thumbnails in W11 File Explorer