.PSD Files showing as images on Desktop

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Before all the updates .psd files used to save as a large blue file. However, now they are saving on Windows 10, as images. So if I browser a folder with .png, .jpeg and .psd they all appear the same as images. How can I make .psd file appear as large blue icons again?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Open the File Explorer and go to the View tab.

Click on Options, and choose Change folder and search options.

In the View tab of the Folder options dialog, check Always show icons, never thumbnails.

 

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Thank you, this has returned the blue .psd icons however all image previews have now disappeared and all image files simply have the same placeholder image?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Do you save .PSD file with max compatibility and have an explorer add on to display thumbnails for PSD files?

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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I have decided to use image previews but this is definitely a step backwards. Inside folders its okay and you can see the filetype extension but on the Desktop itself if the filename is long you can't see the filetype extension!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Actually JJ, I'm surprised. For years Windows would not display PSD and PSB thumbnails. You did have to buy an add-on, FPV or Ardfry Codec. I removed both , restarted W10 and cleared the thumbnail cache. and Windows is now displaying them natively.

 

I know some don't like it, but others need the visual cues only thumbs can provide at the Desktop/Explorer level.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Yes I installed FPV Codec Pac years ago and have not uninstalled it. I may have also installed Microsoft Camera codec package.   My system seem to be working.  My father thought me years  ago if it ant broke don't fix it.  If something is not working I will uninstall  it.

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Does not do PSDT  does native windows?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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True. I'm just glad Microsoft and Adobe finally shook hands on this issue.

 

Can't say for sure. I don't have a psdt file.

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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I just noticed that all my .PDF files are being displayed as thumbnails now on my Desktop. Is this normal?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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You have to decide whether you want image previews or icons.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Use Bridge - I promise it will make your life so much easier and you will love it. 

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Certified Instructor | Adobe User Group Manager

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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+1 for Bridge. The beauty of it is that once can invoke Windows Explorer if one needs to right in Bridge.

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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I have never used Bridge. Can you provide me with some kind of guide how to get started?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Download and install the latest Bridge CC from the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

Youtube tutorials courtesy of LiveLink training.

https://youtu.be/7sg0Jp-feKY

https://youtu.be/qiD7cJcWYIg

 

From there, search YT for "adobe bridge livelink" to see what you want to learn next about Bridge.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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I have been promising to do some Bridge tutorials for years and just haven't done it. It's really not complicated, the more you use it the more features you will discover. I did a quick search and don't recognize the names on YouTube so I'm hesitant to recommend anything specific. There are some older videos on LinkedIN Learning. Not much has changed over the years, so older tutuorials are still useful. 

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Certified Instructor | Adobe User Group Manager

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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In addition to what Melissa said, it's pretty straightforward on its surface. If all you wanted to do was use it as a file browser, you can do that. But it also has integration with Camera Raw and (naturally) Photoshop files visually. It even lets you preview video and audio without leaving its interface.

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