folder icons in My Pictures

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
May 18, 2009 at 08:58:08
Specs: WinXP, 512Mb
When photos are put into a folder in \My Pictures\, the folder icon itself displays 4 of them. How can one influence WHICH 4 are shown ?

Basty


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#1
May 18, 2009 at 09:08:20
When photos are put into a folder in \My Pictures\

May help to say step-by-step the procedure you use to put photos in.

the folder icon itself displays 4 of them.

What is them ??? 4 photos ??? or 4 folders ???


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#2
May 18, 2009 at 09:47:06
Basty, Check out the instructions under "Manually create a folder picture" at the link below.

How to modify your folder view settings or to customize a folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003

Tufenuf


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#3
May 19, 2009 at 01:20:40
Chuck2
I right-clicked within My Pictures and selected New to create a folder. I changed its name. I selected the photos that I wanted to be in that folder, right-clicked in the selected area, clicked on Copy, clicked on the newly created folder to select it, right-clicked it for the Context Menu, clicked on Paste. The photos copied into the new folder, and four small photos appeared on the folder icon. By renaming the photos I changed their sort order, but the four images on the folder icon remained the same.

Tufenuf
I will follow this up and report after I've had access to that PC again.

Basty


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#4
May 19, 2009 at 04:07:29
Thank you for your reply.

All of my folders, in My Pictures, are the same a yours.
Open the folder,
then click "View" that up in the Menu Bar.
You would see then that the folder is set for filmstrip view. That may be the cause.


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#5
May 20, 2009 at 06:38:59
Tufenuf
Advice worked like a charm - with ONE reservation. The choice a User can make is for ONE picture, whereas the System places FOUR by default on the folder.

Chuck2
You have thrown yet another light on this problem. It may be relevant to the issue I have outlined above to Tufenuf.

When I said folder 'icon' in my original post, I did not realise that the four pics that the system selects, show not on an icon, but on a TILE (selectable in View Menu).

Basty


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#6
May 20, 2009 at 06:43:52
Basty, Another thing you can try is to go into Folder Options>View tab and select Show hidden files and folders. Now go into any of those Picture folders and locate any thumbs.db files, right click them and choose delete. Many times those thumbs.db files store old pictures and doing this will not hurt anything and may give you the results you want.

What is Thumbs.db?
http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_ja...

Tufenuf


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#7
May 20, 2009 at 07:06:01
Tufenuf
Actually I am quite pleased with the result I achieved - one single photo - but it is certainly of 'academic' interest. I am suprised you say that nothing is lost when thumbs.db are deleted I did such deletions a long time ago before I knew even less than I do now. I seem to remember that the switch between thumbnails and other views becomes dysfunctional in the absence of thumb.db

Basty


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