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Windows 7: Icon-problem in libraries

30 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Icon-problem in libraries

In former versions, we could set a CDs front as icon in our music-folder. Now in Windows 7 it does _allmost_ the same, but it wraps an ugly yellow foler around it, look at my example:
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5963/udklipd.jpg

How do I change it back, so the CD-cover is used as icon, as in XP?

Sorry if somebody else has asked this. I have tried to search for it, but my English might not be good enough, as I did not find anything.

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30 Aug 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

You can make from the Cover an Icon.
Then you can replace the new Icon.

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30 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Hi Sven, unfortunately the folders you are seeing are the Windows 7 standard. Windows 7 has been refined to include folders in the icons in order to show that it is infact a folder. I would have a look at what moinmoin suggests but if you have a large music base then it would take an extremely long time to sort out.
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31 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't get it to work. I have tried to point to the path as moinmoin wrote, but then Windows 7 just gives an error saying, that the file don't contain any icons. The file I tried with is the .jpgfile that Windows 7 uses to show the default icon (the cover)
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31 Aug 2009   #5

Win 7
 
 

Have you make the icon with IcoFX or Axialis IconWorkshop?
You need all size from 32x32 to 256x256 (Vistaicons)

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I would have a look at what moinmoin suggests but if you have a large music base then it would take an extremely long time to sort out.
Sure. But this is the only opportunity.
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31 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moinmoin View Post
Have you make the icon with IcoFX or Axialis IconWorkshop?
You need all size from 32x32 to 256x256 (Vistaicons)
No, I have not made any icons. Windows 7 uses the small .jpgfile in the folder (mediaplayer downloads this jpg-file when making the library-entry, and uses it in Music-library view in Mediaplayer)to make the view with the big yellow folder around the CD-cover.
Same way I did in XP, and there it showed up as the .jpg as icon.
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31 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Why not display the music library in album view

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No extra work involved


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31 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Why not display the music library in album view

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No extra work involved
That is exactly what I'm looking for, but how do I change the library-folders to do as in your picture?
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01 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you display the library and click on the light blue Arange by: "Folder" on the top right you can select various options one of which is album (which is the one shown in my screen-shot)

One thing to check is that the library is set to display as "Music", (the default), as the options available on this dropdown vary for others such as documents
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01 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you display the library and click on the light blue Arange by: "Folder" on the top right you can select various options one of which is album (which is the one shown in my screen-shot)

One thing to check is that the library is set to display as "Music", (the default), as the options available on this dropdown vary for others such as documents
Look at my library, please. How do I get the "Arrange by:" selection to show up?
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8812/capturezvi.jpg
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