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QUESTION: Scott
Short and simple
I do not have an Open Preview pane
I have a Save preview pane
I have been through the Help file doing what they say
eg Options Save-Open with Thumbnails etc
Also investigated system variables for Preview pane
Everything ACAD say I have tried but no Open Preview pane
Does it exist?
Is there a very simple variable that I cannot find
It is a nuisance not having this so hope you can help
Bob
PS: maybe me working with Menus and Toolbars has done something?

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ANSWER: Hi Bob,

I would start by looking at the variable THUMBSAVE; make sure it is set to 1 (on).


If your issue persists, I would look at the registry value of:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\Rxx.x\ACAD-xxxx:xxx\Profiles\<<xxx>>\Dialogs\Select File

Ensure it is set to 1 (on).  This setting will exist for all versions of AutoCAD, and all profiles of each version.

Let me know if either of these suggestions helped.

Regards,
Scott Wilcox



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QUESTION: Scott
Ta for quick reply
1 THUMBSAVE is set to 1
2 The registry idea I have also tried but cannot access to path
 I get a message about opening system files etc
 So perhaps I don't have the correct registry path
3 Seems a bit complicated for an Open Preview Pane?
4 I have preview panes for save and images etc

Answer
folder options
folder options  
Perhaps the problem is in Windows, and not AutoCAD:

Try this:
In Windows explorer, click Organize > Folder and Search Options > View Tab

Uncheck Always show icons, never thumbnails.
(if it is unchecked, check it, then close, then go back and uncheck)

If this fails, try running a repair on your AutoCAD install.

Let me know if either of these help you.

Regards,
Scott

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I have been using AutoCAD since R11, and can answer questions regarding general AutoCAD, menus, toolbars, fonts, linetypes, plotting, CUI, Some Civil 3D

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