Make folders more interesting with pictures

Guess what Windows XP users? You can make folders easier to find and more attractive by putting pictures on them.

In order for this to work, you must have “thumbnail view” selected for the folder that it is in (thus it won’t work on the desktop).

Just right click the folder you want to customize and choose “Properties”.

On the “Customize” tab, go down to “Folder Pictures” and click “Choose Picture”.


Find the picture you want on your hard drive, click it, then choose “Open”. This will put the picture on that folder.


Even though this won’t work on your desktop folders, you can change the icon for that folder by clicking “Change Icon” in the folder’s customize menu. Find an icon you like then apply.


Beats looking at that same old folder icon for everything, don’t you think?

~ David