Windows 7 Ultimate the pix icons show the editing program not the picture content of the file. I want the icon to show the picture that it represents.

How can I get Windows 7 desktop icon or in a folder icon to show the picture (photograph) that it represents.  Be it Jpeg, RAX. BMP or whatever?

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Last updated March 16, 2018 Views 4,782 Applies to:


Hi Windows 7 jpeg, raw etc do not show pix,


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I would suggest you to follow these steps.



To change how items appear in a folder

1.      Open the folder that you want to change.

2.      Click the arrow next to the Views button on the toolbar.

3.      Click a view or move the slider to change the appearance of your files and folders

For further information, visit the below mentioned links:



 Hope this information helped!

 Thanks and regards

 Fouzan – Microsoft support

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