can't see .psd preview thumbnail when opening file in Photoshop

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When I want to open a file in Photoshop it is helpful to have a preview thumbnail of the .psd files, which was available in previous versions of Photoshop. Could that please be restored? Thanks.
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Anne Vis

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop hasn't provided Explorer thumbnails since Photoshop 7. We tried to, but the Microsoft API for it had too many bugs (and never got fixed).

If you want Explorer thumbnails, there are several third party packages available that can provide them. (just watch out for the "can't save because file is locked or in use" problem due to the MS API bugs)