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Windows 7: How to apply an image to a Folder


19 Jul 2009   #1
ak40saj

Windows XP, 7.
 
 
How to apply an image to a Folder

Hi all,
I found a way to apply images to folders, I have large collection of music/ videos and I know all xp users love the way folder display images but win7 has hard time applying this.

This step has to be applies manually on each folder but works for me.

Steps:

1.Right click on a Folder >> properties (select)

2. Properties windows (displayed) >> Select Customise (last tab)

3. Choose File.. (under Folder pictures) >> select Image(.jpg) (Note: All my images are .jpg Format, don’t have be to be called “Folder.jpg”)

4. Change Icon (under Folder icons) >> Restore Defaults >> Apply >> Ok.

That’s it. It should work.


http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3756/foldereg1.jpg

Note: My folder is not customise to specific type, e.g. Music, pictures etc. I have left it as General Items.

(OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7100) RC)


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13 Mar 2012   #2
kowal4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Work on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. But why in normal situation ( Properties windows (displayed) >> Select Customise (last tab) >> Choose File.. (under Folder pictures) >> select Image(.jpg) ) it doesn't work? It shuld be ok... When I first time install W7 on my PC it works, but now when PC has reinstaled Windows for third time it doesn't. Maybe some settings are "broken"?

Excuse my english.

Greets!
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13 Mar 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

another way to achieve this is to rename the album cover , movie poster etc ,
rename it to " folder" then it will display the same way as the customize method, on the odd occasion it wont then use the customize method.
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13 Mar 2012   #4
kowal4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This method is fine to. But it's not working with some folders ( why? )... Never mind...

And my question is why the "Windows 7" method ( Properties windows (displayed) >> Select Customise (last tab) >> Choose File.. (under Folder pictures) >> select Image(.jpg) ) doesn't work properly? It should working, but no, we need to do it in another freaking way...
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13 Mar 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kowal4 View Post
This method is fine to. But it's not working with some folders ( why? )... Never mind...

And my question is why the "Windows 7" method ( Properties windows (displayed) >> Select Customise (last tab) >> Choose File.. (under Folder pictures) >> select Image(.jpg) ) doesn't work properly? It should working, but no, we need to do it in another freaking way...
it should and does,
some time ago when i had vista i had a external drive that wouldnt change the folder image, when i upgraded to 7 it worked fine again,
are the folders you are trying to change on an external or the internal hd.
its possible you could run a sfc scan to see if it will help.
tutorial here...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums
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13 Mar 2012   #6
kowal4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
it should and does,
Yes it should but it doesn't work on my PC.

Quote:
some time ago when i had vista i had a external drive that wouldnt change the folder image, when i upgraded to 7 it worked fine again,
are the folders you are trying to change on an external or the internal hd.
Internal HDD. Two weeks ago it worked on my PC to, but since i reinstall/format Windows it doesn't...

Quote:
its possible you could run a sfc scan to see if it will help.
tutorial here...
SFC scan doesn't find anything...
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13 Mar 2012   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you tried to change a folder since sfc scan, sometimes you have to run sfc a couple more times
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13 Mar 2012   #8
kowal4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I run sfc scan five times and every time it's ok with my system. Still can't set folder image in proper way...
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