View Images as Thumbnails – Customize Photo and Image Folders

By | January 29, 2012
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I like to view most of my folders as a detailed list vs thumbnails/icons, but I have several folders with photos and images which I like to view as thumbnails. You can have the best of both worlds with this little tip:

If you have all folders set to view as a detailed list, and want to make your folders that have photos or images show always as thumbnails/icons, right-click on the folder you want to change. Choose properties, and the following window will open. Click the Customize tab and check “apply this template for all sub folders.”

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Next, click the drop down arrow in the “optimize this folder” area and choose Pictures. Now choose OK. From now on, while all other folders show detailed list view, your picture/image folder will always show thumbnails/icons so you can see the pictures!

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You ought to be in pictures – and now at least your folders will be!

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