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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Customizing Media Folders

The features available in the My Pictures, My Music, and My Videos folders are actually based on templates that can also be applied to other folders on your system. For example, if you have images located in a folder other than My Pictures, you can set up that folder to use a template that gives it the same features as My Pictures. You can also customize a folder to show a specific image in Thumbnails view and to use an icon other than the generic folder icon.

To get started, first use Windows Explorer to display the folder you want to work with, and then select View, Customize This Folder. Windows XP opens the folder’s property sheet with the Customize tab displayed.

Selecting a Folder Template

In the Use This Folder Type ...

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