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    Question on Folder Properties, different types (XP Home SP1)

    If you select a folder's properties, and then click the Customize tab, some options come up, including:
    "What kind of folder do you want? Use this folder type as a template." Seven options are listed, including these two:
    Photo Album (best for fewer files)
    Pictures (best for many files)

    I couldn't find any info in the Help on how these two folder types behave differently, or the differences between them. Or what is considered to be "fewer" and what is considered "many".
    Does anyone have any info on these folder properties? Or can point me to a resource on the web to read?
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    Re: Question on Folder Properties, different types (XP Home SP1)

    I found this information on the subject here.

    "By choosing a folder template appropriate to the folder's content, you gain a whole new set of organisational tools. The Details view (click the Views button on the toolbar of any folder and select Details) of Music Artist and Music Album folders, for example, now displays information such as album title, track number, track length, and so on. You can quickly resort the file display by clicking any of the column headers in details view.
    Similarly, you can right-click within the folder, choose Arrange Icons By from the menu and then sort your audio files by artist, album, or any other identifying characteristic. There?s also a Group option which lets you group files by artist, album, author, et cetera."


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    Re: Question on Folder Properties, different types (XP Home SP1)

    I always thought of the Photo Album folder template as a placeholder for more sophisticated things to come in later versions. As it is, I don't think there are any differences.

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