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Windows 7: Make folders not show contents?

21 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Make folders not show contents?

How can I make the folders not show the contents of it. I mean like how i see folders within the folder, or a bunch of pictures, ect.

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21 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
How can I make the folders not show the contents of it. I mean like how i see folders within the folder, or a bunch of pictures, ect.
Select the content of the folder, right-click, properties, select hidden, ok.
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21 Apr 2010   #3

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

By default the Icons, Tiles, and Content settings have the folder icon as an open folder with little thumbnails of whatever's in that folder sort of "spilling out" so you can see them. To change this, right click in the folder area, go to View, and select either List or Details.

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Walker
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21 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yea but is there a way that it doesnt do that when viewing as large icons too?
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23 Apr 2010   #5

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

Try this: Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I knew that would work, but im wondering if I could just make it do the folders, not the pictures too.
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23 Apr 2010   #7

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

Oh, for that i'm not sure... you might have to swap out the icon file used by Windows for folders in thumbnail mode. And I dunno how to do that :/

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Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yea thats why. I have replaced it with a leopard style folder using TuneUp Utilities, and it works in thunbnail mode, and in list/detail mode, but not when its large icons, med, ect.
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23 Apr 2010   #9
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Michael,

The only workaround that I know for this is to replace the individual folder icon for each and every folder that you do not want a thumbnail previews on for without disabling thumbnails views for all files and folders. It will work in all icon view modes. Of course this is really only easy to use/do if you want to do this with a few folders and not all of them.

Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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23 Apr 2010   #10

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

Haha thanks for your help, Shawn sorry if the lolcat was excessive. Michael, let us know if that solution will do for now.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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