how can I preview many pdf files at the same time

I have many pdf files and want to preview like I can with image thumbnails windows file explorer

I dont want to open 12 pdf files in 1 instance adobe reader in 12 tabs and then have to rename files to descriptive names
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I have many pdf files and want to preview like I can with image thumbnails windows file explorer
You can preview PDFs in Windows/File Explorer, but the option is off by default. To turn it on in Adobe Reader, do this:

Edit
Preferences
General

In the Basic Tools section, tick the box shown in the screenshot below:

enable pdf thumbnails in explorer
That should do it. Regards, Joe

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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
What is your Windows OS and bit of the OS?

If you are running Windows 7 32 bit, you will be fine with Acrobat reader.
rgb192Author Commented:
in Adobe Reader, do this:

Edit
Preferences
General

In the Basic Tools section, tick the box shown in the screenshot below:
enable pdf thumbnail previews in window explorer
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I'm glad those steps worked for you. Regards, Joe
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