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How to Change a Folder Picture in Windows 10

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By default, you will see a thumbnail preview of the contents of a folder on the folder's icon.

If you like, you can choose any .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .ico, .wmf, .dib, .jfif, .jpe, .fpx, or .mix image file you like to show as a folder picture on the folder's icon instead of the default thumbnail preview.

This tutorial will show you how to choose a file to show as a picture on a folder icon in Windows 10.

Note   Note
If you choose a file to show as a folder picture, this folder will no longer show a thumbnail preview of its content until you restore the default folder pictures.

If you change the icon of a folder, this folder will no longer show a folder picture or thumbnail preview.

EXAMPLE: Folder picture
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Here's How:

1. Right click or press and hold on the folder, and click/tap on Properties.

2. Do step 3 (choose file) or step 4 (restore default) below for what you would like to do.

 3. To Choose a File to be Folder Picture

A) Click/tap on the Customize tab, and click/tap on the Choose File button under Folder pictures. (see screenshot below)

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B) Navigate to and select the image file you want to use as the folder picture, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
It is recommended to copy the image into your "C:\Users\<user name>\Pictures" folder, and select the image from this location for the best results.

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C) Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 3A)

 4. To Restore Default Folder Picture

A) Click/tap on the Customize tab, click/tap on the Restore Default button under Folder pictures, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,