RE: Choosing a file to show on folder icon?
You may not have full ownership of that folder. (Yes, the UAC again.)
Right click folder > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner > Edit >
choose current users name to gain ownership of this folder.
Customize tab > folder pictures > choose file (photo).
This works on Folders with just photo files inside and Folders with
subfolders with photo files inside.
....Right click is your very good friend...
> I have just recently bought a new computer which has Windows Vista Home
> Premium. I am used to Windows XP, and the only problem I am having with
> is the folders option. I try to explain my problem that I am having. I
> have created a folder on my desktop to organize all my photos. I have
> many folders inside, with sub-folders, and more sub-folders, etc. With
> Windows Vista, they show my folders automatically with 2 random pictures
> inside each folder on the icon. So I right-click and choose properties,
> go to customize, and choose a file of my choice from that folder to show
> on my folder icon, so I can have a better idea of which pictures are
> inside each of my folders! However, when I close my windows, or go into
> another folder, etc, eventually they lose this of what I have choosen
> and go back to showing 2 random pictures again. I try changing them
> again and again, now I just feel like I am wasting my time because they
> just keep on going back to showing 2 random ones. I don't know how to
> make my changes stay the way I want it to.
> Please help!