Customize How Windows Displays Folder Contents

folder viewMicrosoft Windows XP automatically chooses how to display folders based on the types of files they contain. For example, Windows XP displays your My Pictures folder in either Filmstrip or Thumbnails view so that you can see the pictures without opening the files. However, Windows XP displays your My Documents folder in Tiles view so that you can see the names of the Word and Excel documents.

In the Specify How Folders Open article you’ll see examples of each type of view, and how to change your folder settings for individual folders or for all the folders on your computer.

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