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Customizing Personal Folders

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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 pictures, music, and videos by applying a folder template, which is a collection of folder task links and viewing options. When you apply a template to a folder, you apply specific features to the folder, such as specialized task links and viewing options for working with pictures, music, and videos.

Change the Folder Look

  • yellow01.jpg Open the folder you want to change.
  • yellow02.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and the click Properties.
  • yellow03.jpg Click the Customize tab.
  • yellow04.jpg Click the list arrow, and then select the type of folder you want: All Items, Documents, Pictures and Videos, Music Details, or Music icons.
  • yellow05.jpg Select the Also apply this template to all subfolders check box to apply the option.
  • yellow06.jpg To select a picture for display on the this folder icon, click Choose File.
  • yellow07.jpg To restore the default picture for the this folder, click Restore Default.
  • yellow08.jpg Click OK.
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