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How To Apply An Image On Any Folder


We're all different In the way we utilize our computer, namely the tasks performed on a daily basis, both locally and during online navigation. What's also part of this equation, Is customizing folders based on one's overall usability. Wouldn't It be great, If you could apply an Image of your choice to any folder you like? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to do exactly that with Incredible ease.


Before I begin, this Is not the same as changing the folder Icon, but rather allows you to select any Image file and display It as a picture on the folder Icon. Confused? I thought as much! Simply put, It changes the default thumbnail preview of the folder, to the Image that you apply. Here's a visual of what I'm referring to.


My default thumbnail preview, has been changed to the Image file that I applied, which Is the Windows 10 Tips banner from this blog. As long as I don't change the folder Icon, my Image will display on that folder until I decide to reverse the change.

This may seem like a complex and lengthy process, but rest assured, It's extremely simple to apply. So without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

Firstly, right-click on the folder that you want to apply the Image file, and select Properties as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, select the Customize tab at the top, and then hit the Choose File button.


Step Three:

Now navigate to the directory of where your Image file Is located, click on It, and then hit Open.


Step Four:

To finalize the process, simply click OK and the job's done.


Step Five:

Here's my folder, before the above setting was applied. You can see that the thumbnail preview Is of a Registry file, that I've copied & pasted and use as the need comes to hand.


Step Six:

And here's the result after I've applied the Image to the folder. As you can see, my folder displays the Windows 10 Tips banner Image from this blog. No matter what files I add to this folder, the Image will not change!


Last Step:

In the event you want to reverse the change back to Its original state, refer to Step Two above, select the Restore Default button, and hit OK to finalize the process.


Final Thoughts:

This comes to very good use, If you want to customize the appearance of your folders, whilst still keep the default folder Icon Intact. As already mentioned, If you change the actual folder Icon, the Image will no longer be displayed. But the process to apply the Image, only takes a minute or so, thus you'll have no Issues reapplying It.



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