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Windows 7: "Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
"Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

Hey all,

Trying to figure out a way to display thumbnails in certain folders (ie: Photos & Videos) and icons in others. Unfortunately it seems this isn't possible, as the only option I've found is to always show thumbnails in all folders or always show icon's.

Anyone happen to know a way around this, help is very appreciated!


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20 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Camaren,

Unfortunately it's just not possible. It's a all or none setting.

The only workaround that I know of to do this is to leave thumbnails turned on and manually change the icon of each folder that you do not want to have thumbnail views for.
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