Can I set the folder thumbnail view picture?

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Hi, When I am browsing files on my vista then the folders with picture are viewing a picture inside of it.

Can I choose a specific picture which could be displayed in the thumbnail view of folder?

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Can I set the folder thumbnail view picture?


Hi Briones, Yes you can use a specific picture as a preview of a folder. In order to do that you have to follow this instruction please.

Option 1: Only for Vista

  1. Copy the image as .JPG or .GIF format into the folder itself. Do not use other format like  .BMP or .PNG.

  2. Rename the picture file name to Folder. For example, Picture1.jpg should be renamed to Folder.jpg and Picture1.gif should be renamed to Folder.gif.

  3. Optionally, set the folder picture file (Folder.img) with hidden attribute to prevent it from displaying when listing folder’s contents.

if you don't want to use this picture anymore then only just delete the Folder.img file.

Option 2: For all Windows

   1. Right click on the folder and then select Properties.

   2. Click on Customize tab.

   3. Under Folder pictures section, click on Choose File button and browse & select the desired picture you wants to use.

Thank You

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