I’ve been trying to utilize DVD box covers as folder icons for downloaded video files without success. Recently, I stumbled upon the solution. Very simple procedure and the resulting appearance is an improvement in my opinion compared to the default folder icons. I’m using Windows XP so the following steps will apply to that operating system. Please click the included illustrations to display full size images. Let’s get started.
Assume we’re downloading “From Her Ass To Her Mouth.” Download the video files as you would normally do. Additionally, we want the front box cover. Click on the link “Show Larger Covers.” Right click the front cover >>> Save Picture As >>> Save.
Now we have the video files (5 scenes) and front box cover on our computer. Note that I’ve renamed the box cover to the specific DVD title. This is useful when working with multiple files as all front covers will download with the same file name (front_380×541) regardless of DVD title. Place those files in a folder named From Her Ass To Her Mouth. Open the folder. Click View >>> Thumbnails.
Close the folder. Right click the folder >>> Properties >>> Customize >>> Choose Picture.
A browse box will open. Highlight the box cover file >>> Open >>> OK. That’s all there is to it.
Here’s how one of my Platinum X studio folders looks after the steps outlined above were applied to a few dozen folders.
I also use this technique for series folders with a slight variation. Let’s construct a series folder for “Young Ripe Mellons.” Save all eight box cover files from the series to your computer. Place those files in a folder named Young Ripe Mellons. Download the video files but do not place those files in the Young Ripe Mellons folder for the time being. Open the folder. Click View >>> Filmstrip.
Now create eight folders [Young Ripe Mellons 1 thru Young Ripe Mellons 8] within the Young Ripe Mellons series folder. Place the appropriate video files and box cover files in each of the eight folders and follow the steps outlined above. This is how the series folder will look.
Threesome poll #4. I saw Kissy Kapri, Lexi Belle, Missy Monroe, and Riley Mason congregating around the VideoBox water cooler. I thought I glimpsed Lilianna Moreno and Peaches but I may have been mistaken. Was that Mona Liza coming out of The Content Dude’s office? We’ll have to check out poll #4 to know for sure. Speaking of the polls, how cool was it that Annette Schwarz responded with a comment toward the bottom of poll #2? Pretty cool I think.