Folders, View, Preview Pane

Crabcakes

New Member
Hi,

I apologize if this is a duplicate question- I have searched this forum and not found this topic.

In WinXP, when selecting View Folders, I would see a closed folder, with 4 small images of the folder contents. I liked this as I instantly knew what images were in my folder. I am drilling down as follows: Documents, then the folders come into view. These are the folders I am discussing here. Windows Explorer gives the same results.

In Vista, I get a partially open folder, with the contents partially visible, but cascaded so as to obscure the contents under the first view. I've tried all the possible options I can find withing Vista, including Large Icons, etc. I have searched online for how to make the folders give me the preview pane as in XP, to no avail. I have tried numerous fixes found online, but they do not work. I may be using the wrong terminology, but I have spent two months trying to get the folders to display as in XP. Would someone here know a fix for this?

Thank you in advance! Great forum here, BTW!:)
 

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dmex

ɠɛɐǨ
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi Crabcakes,

Try going to (top left) Organise> Layout> Preview Plane in the folder you would like to see image previews ;)

Let me know if thats what you where looking for :geek:

Steven
 

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Crabcakes

New Member
Thanks for your quick reply, Steven. I have already tried that, but it is a good try. I probably did not explain real clearly!

In XP, it gave me a CLOSED folder preview, with four small images on the outside cover of the closed folder. Now, in Vista, it is a partially open folder, with the contents cascaded.

I would LOVE to have it preview as in XP. I wish I could send a screen shot, and may later if I get access to an XP machine.

Thanks so much!:)
 

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Spd2Last

Pre-Engineer
Vista Pro
I've posted up a screenshot of what Crabcakes was talking about.

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to get that same folder preview in Vista.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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Spd2Last

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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    E6750 @ 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5K-e/Wifi-AP
    Memory
    4x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY 8800GT @ 675/1675/950
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 220WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD SATA II
    500GB Seagate SATA II
    PSU
    700W OCZ GameXStream
    Case
    Cooler Master Centurion 5
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
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    ~3Mb
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