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Windows 7: folder.jpg not working (7077)

13 Apr 2009   #1
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 
folder.jpg not working (7077)

Anyone else running x64 7077 able to use folder.jpg's properly? Worked fine in 7000 but now all of my folders display multiple thumbnails instead of the folder.jpg. Tried deleting thumbs.db, and duplicated issue in another user account.


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14 Apr 2009   #2
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

*bump*

To clarify about folder.jpg: in previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7 build 7000) when an image file called folder.jpg is placed in a folder, it automatically becomes the default folder picture/thumbnail for that folder (without needing to specify it manually via the Customization screen).

What's happening for me now though is instead of seeing the folder.jpg image as the folder's thumbnail picture, I see the live contents thumbnails instead (the same as if there were no folder.jpg in the folder).

image: http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Capture-1.jpg

I'm not really looking for a solution at this point, but confirmation from others whether or not the function works.

If someone who has 7077 and can confirm that folder.jpg works properly (ie shows as the folder thumbnail for a folder that contains two or more image files), please chime in as that will help me decide whether I should reinstall or wait out the next build. Thanks in advance.
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14 Apr 2009   #3
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciera View Post
*bump*

To clarify about folder.jpg: in previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7 build 7000) when an image file called folder.jpg is placed in a folder, it automatically becomes the default folder picture/thumbnail for that folder (without needing to specify it manually via the Customization screen).

What's happening for me now though is instead of seeing the folder.jpg image as the folder's thumbnail picture, I see the live contents thumbnails instead (the same as if there were no folder.jpg in the folder).

image: http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Capture-1.jpg

I'm not really looking for a solution at this point, but confirmation from others whether or not the function works.

If someone who has 7077 and can confirm that folder.jpg works properly (ie shows as the folder thumbnail for a folder that contains two or more image files), please chime in as that will help me decide whether I should reinstall or wait out the next build. Thanks in advance.
Still works, select the folder.jpg here:
folder.jpg not working (7077)-untitled.jpg


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15 Apr 2009   #4
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

not practical when you have over 6000 folders tagged with folder.jpg's. as touched on in my previous post, folder.jpg is supposed to be used for creating a cover thumbnail for a folder *without* needing to go to the folder's customize tab. this functionality has been present since WindowsXP and worked correctly in 7 build 7000.

to reiterate: if you use 7077 please respond yes or no if folder.jpg works correctly for you. i'm just looking to see if it's the build's issue or my install.

Thanks.
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15 Apr 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Does not work here.
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15 Apr 2009   #6
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

OK. I'll hold off reinstall and wait for the next build then. tyvm.
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15 Apr 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Good, cause this is a clean install so I know it is not leftover detritus from an upgrade....
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20 Apr 2009   #8
danmcq

Windows 7
 
 

This has been a problem with every build post 7022. Some have speculated that it is not a bug, but I believe that it clearly is a bug. I just hope someone inside Microsoft noticed before they built the RC.
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25 Apr 2009   #9
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

still not working in 7100
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25 Apr 2009   #10
danmcq

Windows 7
 
 

This is pretty poor on Microsoft's behalf.
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