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Icons Not Showing The Picture That It Represents


Windows 7 ultimate the pix icons show the editing program not the picture content of the file. I want the icon to show the picture that it represents. How can i get windows 7 desktop icon or in a folder icon to show the picture (photograph) that it represents. Be it jpeg, rax. Bmp or whatever?

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