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  1.    05 Mar 2017 #1
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    Windows Thumbnail Question


    Hello, I am brand new to Windows 10 after being on Windows XP for for almost 15 years (my computer finally died). On XP, I was able to have one image file as the thumbnail for the file (example below...not mine):

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Example1.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	90.3 KB 
ID:	123886

    On 10, I/we have this "flipped through" file folder that, to me anyway, just looks goofy (see below).

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Name:	example2.png 
Views:	25 
Size:	190.6 KB 
ID:	123887Click image for larger version. 

Name:	example2.png 
Views:	25 
Size:	190.6 KB 
ID:	123887

    I was wondering if there a way to change the files to a one image thumbnail look from XP or am I just stuck with what I've got?
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  2.    05 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,927
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    What you are seeing with the "flipped through" on Win10 are actually subFolders in the main Pictures Folder. On my computers I have to open each one of those subFolders and use Large Icons for the View.
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  3.    05 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    So, there isn't a way to have just one icon on the main folder?
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  4.    05 Mar 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 (Version: 1607, Build: 14393.187)

    Should be able to right-click over the folder you want to customize, click on "properties", click the "customize" tab and then click the "change icon" button in the "folder icons" subsection located near the bottom of the folder properties window...
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  5.    05 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlcii77 View Post
    Should be able to right-click over the folder you want to customize, click on "properties", click the "customize" tab and then click the "change icon" button in the "folder icons" subsection located near the bottom of the folder properties window...
    It, unfortunately, doesn't give me the option of one "flat" XP-esque file. The only one in the "folder icons" subsection that will allow thumbnails is the "flipped through" file. I was hoping there was another way.
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  6.    05 Mar 2017 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 (Version: 1607, Build: 14393.187)

    Quote Originally Posted by DudeFromVA View Post
    It, unfortunately, doesn't give me the option of one "flat" XP-esque file. The only one in the "folder icons" subsection that will allow thumbnails is the "flipped through" file. I was hoping there was another way.
    Odd, unless that's one of the differences between versions... I'm using W10 Pro, what version are you using?
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  7.    05 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlcii77 View Post
    I'm using W10 Pro, what version are you using?
    Windows 10 Home. I will admit, though, I am still new to 10, so I could be missing something obvious. 15 years with XP to 10 takes some getting used to.
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  8.    05 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by DudeFromVA View Post
    Windows 10 Home. I will admit, though, I am still new to 10, so I could be missing something obvious. 15 years with XP to 10 takes some getting used to.
    If you want the entire folder to look like an icon, you need to use an .ico (icon) file for the representation. (It's best to keep the ico in the respective folders, lots of work though!)

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Name:	000201.png 
Views:	7 
Size:	438.5 KB 
ID:	123916
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  9.    05 Mar 2017 #9
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    YES! That worked! Thanks!
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  10.    05 Mar 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1

    You can disable folder thumbnails in Win 8.1. I do not know if it works in Win10 as well.

    Disabling folder thumbnails | WinClassic
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