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Windows 7: Folder Image Cover

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Folder Image Cover

Hi There!
I'm wondering if there is a way to choose exactly what the folder picture is.
For example, I have a folder storing FLAC files with a cover image that I want to put onto the containing folder, but I don't know how to do so (yes, the FLAC files all have the same cover that needs going on the whole folder).
Thank-you!


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04 Mar 2011   #2

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Install the free program Folderico . You can choose whatever icon for Your folders.
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04 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can right-click on the folder and go to the Customize tab. You'll find that option there.

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04 Mar 2011   #4

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That works only if you are not accessing the folder via a library. If the folder is in a library you have to go to the real folder to find that tab. The icon / picture still shows in the library though.
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04 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

How exactly do I find the "true" location and not just the libary location.
Also, folderico only lets me put icons as images and not just pictures.

Thanks For All Your Replies So Far!
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04 Mar 2011   #6

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If for instance the folder is in the Videos library and if your data drive was C: you would go to c:\users\(your user name)\My Videos and find the folder in there. The reason for this is that the libraries only contain links to the real folders.
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04 Mar 2011   #7
Arc

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Something like this ?
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If so , the procedure is .....
1. Obtain the picture you want to display as folder preview .
2. Edit it to a squarish resolution, say 400x400 (optional, but it will make the preview better).
3. Place it in the target folder.
4. Rename it as "Folder.jpg"
5. Make it hidden (optional).

You cannot make a thumbnail preview static .... it will change with folder usage and disk cleanup etc . So it is the process to forced generation of a static preview .


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04 Mar 2011   #8

 
 

CHANGE FOLDER ICON’S DISPLAYED IMAGE (PICTURE)
To choose a file to show on this folder’s icon open Windows Explorer + go to the desired folder.
Click once on the folder to highlight it, but do not open it. Instead, right-click on it + open Properties, Customize.
Under ‘Folder Picture’ click on “Choose a file to show on this folder’s icon.”
Follow on-screen directions.
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05 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Something like this ?
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If so , the procedure is .....
1. Obtain the picture you want to display as folder preview .
2. Edit it to a squarish resolution, say 400x400 (optional, but it will make the preview better).
3. Place it in the target folder.
4. Rename it as "Folder.jpg"
5. Make it hidden (optional).

You cannot make a thumbnail preview static .... it will change with folder usage and disk cleanup etc . So it is the process to forced generation of a static preview.
This is work for me but only with default folder. Did you change all icon file or only default folder icon? Only default folder is compatible with thumbnail? is that right?

And i couldn't find a easy solution for thumbnail like this
Folder Image Cover-2mf0m6f.jpg

Only way is convert all images to ico and put as folder icon? But this is too hard with many folders
Note : robitabu's try seems good but i can't say i understand all
Viewing folder thumbnails like in XP?

Thanks for help


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05 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Converting Images into Icons can be timeconsuming but it's not THAT hard.

I use PS to create a suitable PNG Image ( larger than 256x256 but smaller than 512x512 ) with transparency where needed and then convert it into an ICO using ConvertICO which takes care of the rest like resizing.

I started doing this quite a while ago and so far ended with almost 900 Icons ( click for larger Images ):


Carefull though... It's quite addictive.
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