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Folder thumbnails

Posted: 25 Jan 2007 03:16
by Chris Wood
I submitted this before, (and mentioned it recently) but I couldn't find the thread. Just wondering if it's on your to-do list - it's the one thing I care about that Explorer does and XYplorer doesn't, the one thing that keeps me using Explorer:

Folder thumbnails - ie. folder icons contain up to four thumbnails of the thumbnails inside them, or a single thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.*" (where * is an image extension, especially png, jpg, jpeg, gif and bmp). The latter would be an improvement over Explorer (which only does jpg, gif and bmp).

Posted: 25 Jan 2007 05:03
by j_c_hallgren
I'm not going to "vote" because my choice falls in between two of your choices...and I had to do some research to see exactly what this feature was...for any who aren't familiar with it, see an example at
There's also two good examples of the four-up folder thumbs at ... leID=48018

It also seems from these sites that "albumartsmall.*" handling would be needed...

And...since it's a XP thing, while I'm on W2K (or W98SE), it has zero value to me...thus I'd vote somewhere between "low priority" and "Never", as I can see the benefit to you XP'ers but there are MANY more things that would benefit ALL of us that, I think, should be done first and that are in the pipeline already, ok? Just my $.02!

P.S. Since I have my XY (and WE) in "details" view mode 99% of time, even existing thumbnail features are only used on occasion...when I'm looking for a photo, I fire up Picasa as I find it's ability to group pix using labels quite handy....

Posted: 29 Jan 2007 23:23
by Chris Wood
It's a Vista thing too. I use folder thumbnails wherever possible, it makes browsing collections of things (eg. music, games, movies) much prettier and easier.

Posted: 29 Jan 2007 23:24
by lukescammell
It should be added, it's a matter of when though...