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how do I set a folder to automatically preview just like in "my pictures"
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Question by:AJMan
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by:kahlean
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Run registry and find the key below and modify the value of (Default) to equal '%1'.

Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Paint.Picture\DefaultIcon]
Name: (Default)
Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value: %1

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by:kahlean
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alternatively before modifying thr registry key above try to check from your folder option if the web folder option is enable or not.

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by:AJMan
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I checked the folder option to display web content - but this will only preview the picture on the left hand side.

Can you help me understand the regestry change?
I understand key is where to make the change. When I go into the regeditor, I don't find a value and I don't understand where I can specify a specific set of folders to display all the images at once (like in the My Pictures folder)

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kahlean earned 75 total points
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well before modify the registry it is advisable to backup it.  

When you have selected (highlighted the correct key from the tree view), you will see a string with the name default on the right hand side. It should contain some value there. now back up this key by click reigstry and sleect export.... Now rename the value of the default key to %1 . You can do this by right click default and select modify. Key in the new value. Reboot fro changes to take effect.

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by:AJMan
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I found a really simple stupid solution - it is the switch called thumbnail view. That's all I needed.

AJ
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