How to change a folder picture in Windows 11 (step by step)

Learn how to change a folder picture (also known as thumbnail) in Windows 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Change folder thumbnail in Windows 11

1. Open File Explorer.

Open File Explorer

2. Go to the folder.

3. Right-click on the folder.

4. Click on Properties.

Open folder properties

A “Properties” window will open.

5. Click on Customize.

Customize tab

6. In the “Folder pictures” section, you click on Choose File.

Choose File button

Another window will open.

7. Select the picture you want to show on the folder icon.

8. Click on Open.

Select a picture

9. Click on Apply at the bottom of the window.

10. Click on OK.

Save folder picture icon