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I not to sure I understand what you mean. Do you mean when you go to open a folder in Paint.NET and the folder icon shows pic's in it of the images in the folder. Like the image below.

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If that what you mean then that not a problem with Paint.NET and no plugin is needed. You just need to change your icon views in windows.

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...similar to Paint Shop Pro's thumbnail viewer which creates an index of thumbnails for each folder so that it doesn't take forever to show images that are in a folder with a lot of images...

As long as you didn't turned it off, Windows should create such indexes automatically ("thumbs.db", the files are flagged as hidden and system and therefore invisible). I really would find it annoying if PDN would spam my HDD with "double" catalogues and indexes or would overwrite my "folder.jpg"s with it's own (there is a media center app out there which I don't use only for this reason).

Normally Paint.Net should use the thumbs.db, but I've seen problems with the thumbnails already, e.g. wrong thumbnails (totally wrong).

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Just use Windows and navigate to the folder you want to browse ...

Microsoft already spend tons of time and money developing a folder browser called Windows Explorer. There's no reason for me to write another one.

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