Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quickly ID and improve the appearance of Windows folders

Rename a .jpg file "folder" and that image will be used as the thumbnail for the folder in which it resides.


You can also do this by right clicking the folder and selecting properties > customize > choose file.






XP Example

43 comments:

  1. That is so cool. You seem to be full of useful information.

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  2. Allways get wiser after reading you blog :)

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  3. Holy crap, thanks for posting this.. How the hell did you find this "easter egg"?

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  4. Lol, that is extremely useful!

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  5. pictures on a folder, how come i never thought of this. following for more

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  6. Nice tip. Following for more.

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  7. From one tech blog to another; I can't wait to read more!

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  8. Good for album art :) +Follow

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  9. Lol, loved it. As someone mentioned, im gonna go catalogue folders for my different projects :P

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  10. This'll be helpful in organizing my por- er, work.

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  11. Wow! That's actually really helpful/cool! Thanks.

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  12. nice and simple! good to know, thanks

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  13. Nice to know! I like it how it is, though :P

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  14. Extremely useful! I'm getting a lot of good information out of your blog.

    I'm very pleased:)

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  15. and one again it was worth checking your blog. thx

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  16. I had no idea that could be done! too bad I have a mac... haha!

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  17. Neat trick. Totally doing that.

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  18. cool, i did it, good idea dude.

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  19. whaaat? this is awesome. I never knew this little trick.

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  20. Nice little tip for the newbies!

    Nice blog too! ;D

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  21. Why has no one told me this before.

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  22. haha "nifty tech tips" thanks =) love the blog

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  23. Huh, was wondering how that was done. Thanks :D

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  24. I read your blog.I thought it was great.So I thought I would add you as a friend so that we can read each others work. Hope you have a great day.
    New Emerging Technologies

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  25. Damn, so simple but I never knew that.
    I always changed the Folder thumbnail by going through Folder Options.
    Thanks for the tip!
    +Follow

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  26. Good to know. I don't use Windows often, but it might be useful.

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  27. Haha. That's pretty cool. Also easier to make certain folders inconspicuous, lol.

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  28. Well that's an awesome little piece of information

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