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Windows 7: Trying to 'hack' some folder thumbnail customization (help)

05 Jan 2012   #1
Necropolis35

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Trying to 'hack' some folder thumbnail customization (help)

Ok, I'd like to start off by explaining my problem.

I loved the old way thumbnails displayed on folders in windows xp. I hate the way they display in windows 7. I've made some progress towards fixing it:





As you can see I managed to make the folder icon invisible. This is half-way towards what I want to be seeing.

Now all I need to do is get the thumbnail display to be flat and to take up the entire space of the folder, like in the picture.

So I think there must be some registry setting I can edit, or a file I can 'hack' with a resource editor to make this happen? Maybe I could trick windows into rendering folder thumbnails as if the folder was just a .jpg and not a folder?


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05 Jan 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

why dont you convert the image you want to an icon and then change the folder to the icon ,like so.......

folder

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folder with icon
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you can convert an image online here

iConvert: Convert ico, icns, and png icons online for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

or here

ConvertICO.com - Convert .PNG format files to .ICO or .ICO format files to .PNG : Windows 7 compatible icons


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05 Jan 2012   #3
Necropolis35

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

yeah, I had discovered this earlier but as many folders as I have that is a lot of work. With what I was thinking it would be almost automatic, and do it by itself for every new folder I make. Just display the first image/video file in the folder as the thumbnail.. you know what I mean? full 256x256 too
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05 Jan 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im not aware of a process that will get you that result, its possible there is a third party application that will do it but im dont know of one.
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08 Jan 2012   #5
Den911

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Boohbah,

did you find a way to keep the folder icon appearing on any computers ?

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