Preview PDFs stopped working

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syriacdan
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Preview PDFs stopped working

Post by syriacdan » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:34 pm

Please can someone offer advice. The preview pane no longer previews PDFs (other extensions are ok) - used to do it fine until recently. Is it somehow using the wrong default program for opening PDFs? Thanks for yr help

horst.epp
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Re: Preview PDFs stopped working

Post by horst.epp » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:09 pm

syriacdan wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Please can someone offer advice. The preview pane no longer previews PDFs (other extensions are ok) - used to do it fine until recently. Is it somehow using the wrong default program for opening PDFs? Thanks for yr help
You have to install a program which also supports Explorer preview for PDFs.
I use the free SumatraPDF for this. Its Installer has the option to support preview.
What was your PDF program in the past ?

NotNull
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Re: Preview PDFs stopped working

Post by NotNull » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:00 pm

Also: make sure you are running as a regular user:

- enable Everything Service
- disable Run as administrator

Both settings can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

syriacdan
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Re: Preview PDFs stopped working

Post by syriacdan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:36 pm

I had been running it as administrator, which I now changed, but that makes no difference. My PDF program is PDF X-change viewer, which works fine in Windows Explorer preview and always worked well in "Everything" until a few days ago, it just stopped showing previews

void
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Re: Preview PDFs stopped working

Post by void » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:13 am

Please try restarting your PC as Everything might still be running as administrator and there might be a PDF preview instance running as admin.

What version of Everything are you using?

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