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Feb 23, 2020

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This has actually gone on forever with all of my Adobe programs where although my preferences are set to save a preview image for INDD and PS, it never does. All I get are the program icons.

I've just updated INDD to the subscription version and this is still an issue. Now it is REALLY bugging me that instead of document previews all I get is the program icons.

(My OS is the current version of Windows 10.)

What must I do to get the programs to save and dispaly preview images in their folders?

Please and thanks!

What Bob said. The point of the previews being saved with the file is to view them in Adobe Bridge in its Preview panel. Nothing new was added/changed when CC (the subscription model) was released. The good news is that you can just keep Bridge open all the time, and use it as an alternative or in addition to Windows Explorer (or the Mac Finder). I think the fact that neither OS can show previews of INDD files is a limitation of the OS; they're private file formats, unlike TIFF, for example.

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INDD preview images not being displayed

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This has actually gone on forever with all of my Adobe programs where although my preferences are set to save a preview image for INDD and PS, it never does. All I get are the program icons.

I've just updated INDD to the subscription version and this is still an issue. Now it is REALLY bugging me that instead of document previews all I get is the program icons.

(My OS is the current version of Windows 10.)

What must I do to get the programs to save and dispaly preview images in their folders?

Please and thanks!

What Bob said. The point of the previews being saved with the file is to view them in Adobe Bridge in its Preview panel. Nothing new was added/changed when CC (the subscription model) was released. The good news is that you can just keep Bridge open all the time, and use it as an alternative or in addition to Windows Explorer (or the Mac Finder). I think the fact that neither OS can show previews of INDD files is a limitation of the OS; they're private file formats, unlike TIFF, for example.

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Those previews work in Bridge.

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What Bob said. The point of the previews being saved with the file is to view them in Adobe Bridge in its Preview panel. Nothing new was added/changed when CC (the subscription model) was released. The good news is that you can just keep Bridge open all the time, and use it as an alternative or in addition to Windows Explorer (or the Mac Finder). I think the fact that neither OS can show previews of INDD files is a limitation of the OS; they're private file formats, unlike TIFF, for example.

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Thanks both, appreciate your input.

I have never used Bridge, when it first came out it did not suit my system of organization. My work flow for everything is from my folders so at the time Bridge seemed an unnecessary extra step and time lost waiting for everything to load. I'll check it out to see if I feel differently about it now.

That said, it still seems odd that Adobe programs don't display file previews in the system when just about every other program I can think of does. It sure would be more convenient.

Thanks again for your time.

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The Bridge solution doesn't seem to work for me.... I can bring it into Bridge on the left-hand column, but it can't be dragged into the Preview window. How exactly can you view the file in Bridge?

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