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Windows 7: A cosmetic question.

29 Jun 2010   #1
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
A cosmetic question.

When I created a folder on my desktop it created the standard open-faced manilla folder icon. The difference with this icon and the rest I have is the fact that it has the album cover from the songs I put in it. I cannot figure out how to make the rest of mine look like this.

Adding a picture for relevence.

Want to make the other icons look like "Relapse".

Thanks,
Tay




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29 Jun 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Putting the album cover in there and changing the type for picture folder should do it.

~Lordbob
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29 Jun 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Have you tried playing the contents of the folder in WMP? Usually, if WMP recognizes the media, the album art will be automatically imbebed to the folder.
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29 Jun 2010   #4
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The folder that currently shows the images is optimized as a "music" folder. I also do not have a picture in that folder. It somehow has thealbum art in there and I have no ideawhere it acessed it from.
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29 Jun 2010   #5
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Have you tried playing the contents of the folder in WMP? Usually, if WMP recognizes the media, the album art will be automatically imbebed to the folder.

Tried WMP and winamp. No go on both of those
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29 Jun 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Just try putting the album art in it and see what happens

~Lordbob
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29 Jun 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another way..

Open the folder and let it generate thumbnails.
It should then generate a folder icon.

Sometimes, like if it contains pictures or MP3s, opening WMP afterwards will generate album art for each folder as well.
Either for a single album or multiple albums.
I believe it needs to be in a folder thats conected to the library however for WMP to work.

the method Lordbob75 mentioned is the easiest however.
Put the album art you want in folder and name the jpeg "folder"
You can also make it a hidden file if you wish.
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29 Jun 2010   #8
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The folder I am trying to test it on has an album artwork JPG in it, and thumbnails with the album art on it are being generated in the folder. However, there is still no change to the desktop icon
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29 Jun 2010   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tayschren View Post
The folder I am trying to test it on has an album artwork JPG in it, and thumbnails with the album art on it are being generated in the folder. However, there is still no change to the desktop icon
hmmm... Ive had things such as this happen before when there should have been a thumb.
if the artork jpg is named (folder.jpg)
Then you can try the following.

Sometimes a reboot fixes.

1. Force it to redo the folder artwork. Try making a copy (copy/paste) to another folder such as Music. Delete the folder on desktop & empty recycle bin.. Then move copy it back to desktop (If thats where you want it) Since thumbs are already generated, it should force it to display correctly.
2. Clear the thumb cache and rebuild all thumbs. keep in mind, this will delete ALL thumbnails. youll have to regenerate everything going this route, but work nearly every time.
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