"Custimise this folder" in windows xp?

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    "Custimise this folder" in windows xp?

    hey what ever happened to custimising folders in windows xp? i know in 95/98 you can, and possibly other windows, but it seems to be gone from xp. nothing is as fun as looking like you know so much more about computers that the next guy because you can change what the folders look like...
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    Your signature is occupying more space than your message

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    And your reply is occupying less thought than your name

    How do you mean customizing folders? They can actually be very customized. I'm not entirely sure what you mean, so I'll go with what I think you mean.

    Right-click on a folder, go to properties. The very far right tab is the "customize" tab that allows you to do things such as show how the contents of the folder is displayed, the icon used for the folder itself, and a little preview on the folder.

    Is that what you meant?

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    Isn't that possible in Win 95 and 98 (in the same fashion) ? Geo mentions that he knows how to do that in win 95/98

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    Originally posted by Nut
    Isn't that possible in Win 95 and 98 (in the same fashion) ? Geo mentions that he knows how to do that in win 95/98
    No, in Win95/98/ME. Open Win Explorer or just a folder and click View->Folder Options in the menu.
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    Tools->Folder Options...
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    Originally posted by no-one
    Tools->Folder Options...
    Which OS? Below is Win98.
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    hmmm i guess you misunderstood
    wut i meant was you can put HTML/javascript in the folder
    look at stumons picture, and go up from the mouse 4 lines, it says
    "custimise this folder...." and when you click on it, it opens notepad with an html doc in it you can edit to make your folder much better
    Your signature is occupying more space than your message
    thats ok, because its so freaking awesome...
    Last edited by Geo-Fry; 04-18-2003 at 10:52 AM.
    "You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."
    "The Grand Old Duke of York
    -He had ten thousand men.
    -His case comes up next week."
    "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I."
    "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."
    "More and more of our imports are coming from overseas."
    --George W. Bush
    "If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be wacthing TV by candlelight."
    --George W. Bush

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    What can you edit? If you right click in WinXP and go to properties->customize there are a few things with which you may play.
    Away.

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    Damn, now I know what you're talking about. I forgot about that feature, haven't used it in so long

    No, I think you may be right. It may not be possible to do that in Win XP

    Yeah, you could customize the folder by picking between like three templates. Can't rember what they were, documents, pictures and or you could even write html for the way the folder acted.

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