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How To Get Classic Folder Icons Back?


How can i get back the folder icons from windows xp? I need my folder icons to be flat square folders, which i can customize with one photo from inside the folder shown on the front? These open folders sitting sideways with documents and pictures falling out, are driving me crazy. I work with thousands of photos every day and need a quick simple way to identify what is inside each folder. Now i have to spend hours opening each folder and looking through the photos. Such a waste of time. Why is such a simple folder icon gone in windows 7? I need it back!

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