Is it possible to have folder previews in mac os?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gob, May 11, 2007.

  1. Gob macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2007
    Hey Folks,

    Relatively new to Mac, and I'm v. happy to have made the change. The only thing currently niggling at me is I miss folder previews. (In case I've used a wrong name for them, I mean where the folder's icon is a preview of its contents, much like in windows xp.)

    Can anyone advise a way to bring this about? I've looked around a bit and can't seem to find a way to do it in Tiger.

    I recently went back to college fulltime though, so sadly I don't have the funds to buy applications that might do this... freeware is my best shot.

    Thanks in advance for any advice people may have.
  2. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007

    I am not sure whether this is possible or not in OSX ( I don't even see the need for it ) However, check out this site.

    It has a lot of 3rd party apps both free and not. Even if you don't find what you are looking for i know you will find some other great, most likely pointless, things on this website. Good luck.
  3. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    From Mac Help - Search>folder icon

    Changing the icon of a file or folder
    You can use custom icons for any file or folder in the Finder. You can create your own icons or download icons from websites on the Internet. Once you have custom images, you can replace icons for items.

    In the Finder, select a file whose icon you want to use.
    Choose File > Get Info.
    Click the icon in the Info window and choose Edit > Copy.
    Select the file whose icon you want to replace and choose File > Get Info.
    Select the icon in the Info window and choose Edit > Paste.

    Does that help?

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