Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Make folders more interesting with pictures

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement, File & Disk Management

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

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive