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Windows 7: Home Entertainment PC Movie Icons

26 Dec 2009   #1

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Home Entertainment PC Movie Icons

Hi all--

I just installed a PC in the living room and hooked it up to my TV. I've started to copy DVDs into the Videos Library. Each DVD has an appropriately named folder...

Is there any way to use a picture of the DVD cover to designate what's in the folder? I mean, can I use a .jpg of the Bullwinkle DVD cover as the icon for just the Bullwinkle movie folder and a .jpg of the Shrek cover for the Shrek movie folder, etc., etc...?

I'm open at this point to any suggestions to not only organize, but graphically represent a folders content.

As always, thanks for your help and insight.

EDIT: Hi all...I figured out how to implement a way to do this. Through use of Paint Shop Pro, IcoFX, and creating a shortcut, I can achieve what I wanted to. A pita, but it works. I'm still open to suggestions.

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15 Jan 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi Fuentes,

Glad you were able to fix the issue! Could you please post a link to the instructions you used (or copy them here), for the benefit of future visitors? Please also mark this thread as 'Solved' as explained here, if you get the chance.


Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)

You can convert image files to icons using ( Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing) and installing the Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format plugin ( Paint.NET • View topic - Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format v3.6 (December 5) )

Then you can use the customize tab of the folder to assign the new icon.
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