Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Customizing folder icon arrangement

24 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Customizing folder icon arrangement

Hi. I was wondering if there was a way to customize icon arrangement for individual folders. As it stands right now, when I choose my viewing options for folder icons, they are arranged according to how I want them, but for all folders. For my photo folder, I wish for them to be ordered according to the date of the photo taken, but for the folders themselves, I wish to have them according to name or date of folder created. For another folder, I may wish to have icons arranged by type or by name. But the settings for one folder appear to be the settings for all folders. Is there a way to individualize the settings for a specific folder? Thanks for the help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2011   #2


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Customizing folder icon arrangement

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Customizing a folder's icon?
Hi All I would like to know how you can customize the thumbnail of any folder in Widnows 7? If I right click on a folder, it doesn't give me the option to choose my own icon for that folder. I know how to change the default icon for all windows folder, but not for a single folder. Thank...
Desktop Icon Sorting Arrangement
I don't use desktop icons much, except for temporary files, but even so, it would be very useful for me to be able to set the default arrangement in a different fashion than seems to be available in the Desktop View Menu. I would like to have all icons arrange horizontally, starting at the top of...
Different icon arrangement desktop on start up
I am on windows 7 and recently started up my laptop to find the icons arranged in a different place on the desktop. I rearranged them and restarted, but they went back to being out of place. Now when I start up my laptop sometimes it shows the icons in the first arrangement and sometimes in...
General Discussion
How to let TaskBar remember icon sequence? No re-arrangement possible
On my Taskbar I have currently approx. 20 icons pinned. When I want to re-arrange them (=change the sequence) then this is sometimes but not always possible. Furthermore the sequence is NOT remembered. When I logoff and re-login the order is changed again. How can I really re-arrange...
General Discussion
Icon arrangement
This is my first post, please bear with me :confused: I've done quite a few searches on Google in addition to these forums on the topic of desktop icon arrangement. Basically, I want Windows to auto arrange my icons on the right side of my screen by default rather than the left. I want to...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App