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Customizing Personal Folders

In your personal folders, you can create your own folders and customize view options based on the contents. In the toolbar of the Pictures and Music folders, Windows provides buttons with file management activities specifically related to the contents of the folder, such as Slide Show in the Pictures folder, or Play All in the Music folders. When you create a new folder, you can customize it for documents, pictures, music, and videos by applying a folder template, which is a collection of folder tasks and viewing options. When you apply a template to a folder, you apply specific features to the folder, such as specialized tasks and viewing options for working with documents, pictures, music, and videos.

Customize a Folder

  • one.jpg Open the folder you want to change.
  • two.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Properties.
  • three.jpg Click the Customize tab for a folder.
  • four.jpg Click the Optimize this folder for list arrow, and then select the type of folder you want: General Items, Documents, Pictures, Videos, or Music.
  • five.jpg Select the Also apply this template to all subfolders check box to apply the option.
  • six.jpg To select a picture for display on the folder icon, click Choose File.
  • seven.jpg To restore the default picture for the folder, click Restore Default.
  • eight.jpg Click OK.
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