Operating system Windows How to customize a folder thumbnail picture?

How to customize a folder's thumbnail picture?

You can replace the difault folder icons with custom pictures to make browsing your files more fun, and to make it easier for children to find and open files.Microsoft Windows XP usually shows icons for folders like My Pictures. If a folder contains pictures, Windows XP always displays random thumbnails from within the folder. To change it, please follow the steps listed below.

To add a picture to a folder


In Windows Explorer (the program that appears when you open folders such as My Computer, My Documents, My Pictures, or My Music), right-click the folder you want to add a picture to, and then click Properties.

Windows Explorer with Properties selected on a folder shortcut menu


In the Properties dialog box, click the Customize tab. If there is no Customize tab, you cannot add a picture to that folder. You can add pictures to other folders, however.

Customize tab in Properties dialog box


On the Customize tab, click Choose Picture.

Customize tab in Properties dialog box with Choose Picture button selected


In the Browse dialog box, click the picture you want to use, and then click Open.

Browse dialog box with image file selected


Click OK.

Customize tab in Properties dialog box with OK button selected

When you view the folder using Thumbnails view, Windows displays a thumbnail of the picture you selected.

Note: Your picture is visible only when you're browsing folders with the Thumbnails view. To access the Thumbnails view, click Thumbnails on the View menu.

Operating system - Windows