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Windows 7: Is there a way to enable thumnails on JUST image files

18 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Is there a way to enable thumnails on JUST image files

I like having custom folder/drive icons and in doing so I had to disable thumbnails in Folder Options(otherwise folders would generate thumbnails and create their own, non-matching, icons), but it's become annoying to look though my image and wallpaper folders since since they don't generate their unique thumbnails any more.

Is there any way I could keep thumbnails disabled for directories, but enabled for individual files, specifically images?
If not is there any other method I could use to globally change Windows' folder/drive icons without affecting individual files?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Welcome Beefstix to the windows 7 forum.

Sorry but it is all or nothing about the thumbnails.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Darn, I had a feeling that this was the case. Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Mar 2013   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums BEEFSTIX. You cannot choose which thumbs, but you can accomplish what you'd like with some effort. Have a look at this thread:

How do I use custom folder icon but still get file thumbnails

If you have questions, I can point Bongo (Jerry) to this thread if he does not see it. He is a wizard at these things

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Neat, that's just what I'm looking for. Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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