How to change the preview picture in Folder Thumbnail in Vista

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vistaAs you know, or you should by now, when you open Windows Explorer in Windows Vista, you can get different previews of folders and files located in your operating system. As a matter of fact you can have the following views: extra large icons, large icons, medium icons, small icons, list, details, titles. Starting from medium icons and up Vista also gives you  the chance to preview the content by showing you a  preview thumbnail in the folder’s icon using the stuff contained inside it. If you want to change this preview thumbnail to show something more representative, here is a simple trick to follow.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search Bar type: Windows Explorer and hit Enter.
  3. Right click on the folder you want to change the preview thumbnail of.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click on the Customise tab.
  6. Under Folder Picture click on Choose File.
  7. Now choose the picture or the files  you want to be shown as preview thumbnail and click Open.
  8. Done! You should be able to see the picture or the file in the preview thumbnail of the folder’s icon.

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