Set the Thumbnail That Appears on a Windows Folder or Album Art

Posted June 19, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

Windows will automatically create a thumbnail on a folder using one of the pictures from the folder. Using the following tech-recipe, you can set what picture is displayed on the thumbnail.

    For a folder containing pictures, Windows displays a folder thumbnail by using an image from the folder. This helps remind you what is in it. The problem is that sometimes Windows just picks a bad picture for the thumbnail.

    You can always manually set what picture is displayed on the folder.

    Any folder that contains a file named folder.jpg will display that picture on the folder thumbnail.

    If you are not seeing thumbnails, you probably just need to change to a thumbnail view. Browse to your folder. On the View menu, click Thumbnails.

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