Folders question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hoodgyno, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. hoodgyno macrumors newbie

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    Hello again. I now have a question about the appearance of the folders in osx. Can folders be fixed with snapshots of pictures as a way of showing what's in them ala windows xp? Kinda got used to that view of folders.
     
  2. benwizkid macrumors member

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  3. GGJstudios, Sep 19, 2010
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To change the icon for any disk, app, file or folder

    To change the icon for any disk, app, file or folder:
    1. Copy the image you want to use (use Command-C to copy):
      • If copying from an .icns file, double-click to open in Preview, Command-A to select all and Command-C to copy.
      • If copying an icon used by another file, folder, app or disk, right-click and Get Info on that item, click the icon in the upper left, then copy.
      • If copying from a picture, double-click to open the pic in Preview, then Command-A to select all of the image and Command-C to copy.
    2. In Finder, locate the item you want to change
    3. Right-click and "Get Info" (or Command-I)
    4. Click the icon in the upper left corner of the Get Info window
    5. Command-V to paste
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    To revert back to the original icon, simply click on the custom icon and press Delete.

    Mac 101: Change your icons
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't think that's what the OP was asking. Windows XP will put small thumbnails in the folder icon itself of the pictures contained within the folder.

    AFAIK there isn't a way to do this in OS X, certainly not out of the box.

     

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