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Windows 7: Trouble with folder thumbnails/customization (HELP!)

10 Aug 2009   #1
C05T1N

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 
Trouble with folder thumbnails/customization (HELP!)

Hey there,

I have a problem with the way Win7 displays folders: my whole music collection consists of folders that contain the songs and the covers (sometimes there are more than 2-3 images next to the audio files).
By default, W7 completely messes the folders: I'd like to be able to select the "main" cover for each folder - but Windows won't let me. Instead of that, the display randomly selects 2 or more images for the thumbnail.

This is how I'd like each folder to look:


Instead, I get one like this:


I tried setting the Customize tab exactly like in XP, but - when I select the image - nothing happens. The thumbnail remains the same.


Please help me out - what do I have to do so that I can have all my folders like in the first image?
Thank you in advance for helping out.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi C05T1N,

You're not going to believe this.

After you chose the jpg you want, drop a random mp3 you have on to the folder.

It will change to the icon you selected.

Some how it refreshes the icon cache only when you place a new file into the folder.

clearly a bug.

Greetz.


edit. taking a mp3 out does the same thing. it forces a refresh. :-)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #3
C05T1N

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

OK, that's good to know, but... it doesn't really do any good for my situation.
The folder continues to show multiple images in its thumbnail.

How can I force it to show only ONE? (I'll do the gimmick with the new file, but it's not enough )

Later edit: DAMN, it works! Nevermind what I said earlier, that's the solution.
Thanks a lot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #4
C05T1N

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

The drag-a-file solution works, but it's not exactly the proper way to do it. There must be a tweak that forces W7 to automatically refresh the thumbnail of a folders that just got its properties modified. Hell, if XP could do it, why won't 7?

Here's the contents of the folder. The screenshot of the folder thumbnail is in the first post (the second image).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C05T1N View Post
OK, that's good to know, but... it doesn't really do any good for my situation.
The folder continues to show multiple images in its thumbnail.

How can I force it to show only ONE? (I'll do the gimmick with the new file, but it's not enough )

Later edit: DAMN, it works! Nevermind what I said earlier, that's the solution.
Thanks a lot!
Can you edit your first posts title and write solved before it?

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #6
johngalt

 

I got it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #7
C05T1N

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Well it's not actually solved... solved would be if W7's refresh issue would get a fix.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C05T1N View Post
Well it's not actually solved... solved would be if W7's refresh issue would get a fix.
yes, you're right, it's workaround.

MS will fix it in some patch I'm sure.

You could send them an email. No send info button for this one. :-)

Maybe if you log out log on, or reboot it will refresh. Maybe you can try that.

Meanwhile I'll go search the registry to see what I can find on the icon cache.

keep your eyes on this post, I'll post back

greetz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #9
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Another work around is to download a tag editor like MP3tag. This is a work around, but it works great. It also lets you batch a folder or just do individual files. Here is the site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #10
C05T1N

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

How does this exactly do the trick for me?
I never used the program, what should I do with it to help me with my problem?
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