Mar 3, 2005

Photoshop CS doesn’t create thumbnail previews (Win)

Source: Adobe Photoshop Support Knowledgebase


Adobe Photoshop doesn’t create thumbnail previews for images on the desktop or in Windows Explorer.


View images in the File Browser in Photoshop.

Choose File > Browse to open the Photoshop File Browser and view and open images.

Background information

Previous versions of Photoshop produced thumbnail previews for images by using the psicon.dll file. This file isn’t installed with Photoshop CS.

In Windows Explorer, if you choose View > Thumbnails, Windows Explorer displays thumbnail previews for some image formats, such as JPEG files; however, it cannot display thumbnail previews for native Photoshop (PSD) files.

Read the Support document

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