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How to preview .eps files as thumbnails?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rjf_techgirl, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. rjf_techgirl

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    A user at our company receives many .eps files. She would like to be able to view them as thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Right now, they only show up as the .eps icon and there is no preview when she looks at pictures in thumbnail view. User does have Adobe Photoshop CS installed so this is not the problem.

    Is there a setting or a tweak that needs to be done to Windows XP to enable this ability?
     
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    rjf_techgirl Thread Starter

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    For anyone who may encounter this problem in the future, technically, according to Adobe, there is no solution: In previous versions of Adobe Photoshop, a .dll called psicon.dll was installed to allow Adobe files to have functionality with browsing in Windows. With Adobe CS, this was discontinued. If a person upgraded to CS from an older version of Adobe, they will be able to browse as normal; a fresh install will not.

    However, there is a work-around, but there is the risk of losing files in doing so, so it should only be attempted at your own risk.

    Attached to this posting in a .zip file of the .dll that needs to be registered in the C:/Program Files/Adobe/Shell directory.

    I did not try to apply this fix because my user could not afford to lose files, so I do not know how well it works.
     

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