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Windows 7: Windows Folder Preview Icons

19 Aug 2012   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
Windows Folder Preview Icons

I've recently changed the default icon for my folders, but folders containing files still show the folder preview icon, with the file pictures as part of the icon. I was wondering where these images are generated from, so that I might modify them or disable them.

Also, top priority is to not interfere with the image thumbnail previews, because they are tremendously helpful.

Thank you for any information you can provide about this topic, even if it might not present me with a simple solution.


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19 Aug 2012   #2

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Welcome to the forum OutcastOrange

Could you upload a snip of what your icons look like?
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19 Aug 2012   #3

Windows Vista
 
 

Here is a picture of a folder with the new icon I'm using, alongside a standard folder preview icon.

Name:  Folder Preview.jpg
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If I could have every folder look like the one on the left, It'd look much cleaner to me. I used regedit to change the icon, but couldn't find information on changing the folder preview icons.


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19 Aug 2012   #4
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Try what suggested in the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon , and at the same time, disable the thumbnail preview.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

If you dont disable the thumbnail preview, the folder thumbnails will be there, it is a must.
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