Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster
right click the folder/
Properties/Customise tab/choose folder and choose the picture you want shown as the thumb.
You can also .. name the albumart jpeg inside the folder .. "folder" it will always show that thumb for that folder. Then hide it if you choose to
I am having a similar issue trying to set my preferred thumbnails. (I hope the OP doesn't mind me including it here.)
When I right click a folder and select "properties", I don't even have the "Customize" option like I used to have in XP. Can anyone tell me why, and how to get those options?
I like to have a photo thumbnail, of my choosing, displayed on my folders. Not just in music and picture libraries, but also in Documents - to make certain categories stand out and easier for me to find quickly.
I miss having this ability in Windows 7.
Also, in My Music, I have a folder in which I have music files that I put together for a soundtrack. I chose a jpeg that I labeled "folder.jpg" and got it to associate with the folder. (Actually, the original folder had a different jpeg that was automatically associated with it, and it wouldn't let me change it... so I had to create a new folder, move and rename my chosen folder.jpg and then move all the music files to the new folder.) That worked, except I can barely see the jpeg thumbnail I chose, because the folder thumbnail has a wma page blocking most of the picture.
ETA: Okay, I found out why I didn't have the customize tab. I didn't realize the libraries were not the same as "my music", "my pictures" etc. in XP. I found the open location option and found the customize tab there.
I have changed some of my folder thumbnails that way, but a couple kept changing back or going to a blank folder. Not sure why.