Folders question

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

  1. hoodgyno macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    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


    Sep 10, 2010
  3. GGJstudios, Sep 19, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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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