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In Microsoft Project, in the File Open dialog box, the preview of a project may display as an icon.
NOTE: In Project 2010, set View to Medium Icons or larger in the File Open dialog to display the project previews. In Project 2007 and earlier versions, click the Preview toolbar button in the File Open dialog box to display the preview pane.
This behavior occurs in the File Open dialog box when you select a project that contains an inserted project, a resource pool, or a project that is password protected.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003, Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003, Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Standard 2010