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Windows 7: Permanent folder thumbnails

04 Oct 2010   #1
VanCityScT

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Permanent folder thumbnails

After some searching around in the forums, I understand there are a lot of problems with folder thumbnails in Windows 7.

My problems seems simple enough. I have a bunch of folders, each filled with many photos. I wanted the folders to display a thumbnail of a specific picture so I can tell whats inside immediately when I see the folders. So I right click on each folder, select properties, click on the customize tab, choose a file and hit ok. Viola, the folder now displays the correct image I want on its thumbnail.

The problem is they never seem to want to stay that way. Eventually they all revert back to the default folder thumbnails, two random pictures from inside the folder. And with so many folders I find it annoying to change them all back again and again. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out the reason they all change back, and how I could make them stay the same. Maybe it has something to do with the thumbcache or iconcache? I'm not too sure. Any help would be appreciated.

Sorry for the long ass post. Thanks.


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04 Oct 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

When you modify a folder a "desktop.ini" file is created if that file is deleted your customizations are removed.
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05 Oct 2010   #3
VanCityScT

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've checked the desktop.ini files with notepad and it shows something like this:

[ViewState]
Mode=
Vid=
FolderType=Pictures
Logo=C:\Users\Shaldon\Pictures.... (and continues to the file I chose as the folder's thumbnail)

So if the desktop.ini is pointing to the correct file I want on the folder thumbnail, then why is it that the folder thumbnail has reverted to showing the default thumbnail? (2 random pictures)
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05 Oct 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

make a copy of the pic you want, and rename it to folder.jpg
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05 Oct 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
make a copy of the pic you want, and rename it to folder.jpg
+1

Was just going to suggest that
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05 Oct 2010   #6
VanCityScT

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Im a neat freak, and like having things in a specific order. Didnt really want to resort to that, but I guess Ill have to.

Thanks for the replies.
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