Windows Explorer doesn't stand a chance vs Nautilus for so many obvious reasons.
But there is a thing I don't understand. How did windows manage to write the icon on a folder so that the icon remained applied to that folder even on another windows OS/machine? Is that what the Thumbs.db files were for?
My actual question being : is there some way to achieve the same icon persistence on Ubuntu with nautilus or some other file manager? If not is it possible on other Linux distros? So far when I change an icon from the properties of the folder it won't stick if copied to another machine.
Since no one has answered yet, some "I've never seen that on linux" comment or some "I don't think it's possible" answer would help me a lot.
EDIT : I found a file
.directory that Kubuntu had installed in my Ubuntu distro. It seems to have data about icons but I can't figure out how it works. Can someone tell me if it's a way to go? If I should look more into it (not much doc about it on google)?