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Wd passport file customizing

How can I customize my audio and video files (stored on WD Passport) to have a picture for the icon? I use Windows Vista Home Premium and the files show the icon pictures that I customized, but doesn't show up when I transfer the files to WD Passport.

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  • julieta5u Dec 08, 2008

    I just tried this and still nothing shows up on the folder. Is the box supposed to be checked on for archive or read only? I don't understand why it shows up on Windows Vista but not on my WD.

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If you open the Computer directory and identify the drive letter for the WD Passport drive, right-click on the drive folder and select properties. The properties tool for the drive will open showing several tabs. Select the Customize tab and you will see a heading for "use this folder type as a template" with a drop down menu. Here you can select different categories for the folder and apply it to subdirectories also by checking the box below. This should give the folders more of a vista look! If you want to personalize further and add your own images to the folder icons you can also do this here. If you don't select the apply to subdirectories option you can manually apply different styles to different folders in subdirectories. If you don't like the way things have turned out you can also restore the default settings.

Hope this answers your question.

Have fun

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

  • Jim Haycock Dec 08, 2008

    The archive setting doesn't affect the appearance. Are you viewing the files on your WD as medium or larger Icons? Unfortunately, when you copy over the folders the image you have assigned is not moved also. You will have to add images to the files manually I believe

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