The screenshots from this are from a computer running Windows 8.1 Some versions of Windows might or might not allow you to actually pick out the picture.
Here’s a screenshot of my Pictures folder:
You will notice I have already changed LifeFrame to a picture that I have specified. There are actually 3 pictures inside of that folder. Because I have selected a picture to be the default picture it will only show one.
Look at the folder called “Northern Lights at Matlock”. It currently is showing 2 pictures from that folder that the Windows operating system has automatically selected.
We are going to make that folder change it’s icon so it only shows the picture we want it to show. To do that we will change some settings.
Right click the folder and select properties. We will see something like this open:
We will need to click on the “Customize” tab.
Once there, you will need to check a few items. Make sure the folder is optimized for “Pictures”. Then you need to hit the “Choose File…” button to select the picture that you want as the default picture on the folder.
An “open file” dialog box will open and you should select a file that is INSIDE that same folder that you right clicked. Select the image you want and hit “open”.
It will look like nothing has happened. Hit “APPLY” and then hit “OK”. Voila the folder will now look different.
If you have these options but it doesn’t work you might have been fiddling around with folders. I tend to see people have changed the “Default Folder Type” a folder that is higher up the food change and changed it to “Documents” or something similar. The “Default Folder Type” is the section that reads “Optimize this folder for:”. If you accidently selected “Also apply this template to all subfolder” a little bit higher up the food chain I have seen some funny results if you try and change a folder back later.
If that doesn’t work you might also want restore the folder default by hitting “Restore Default”.