Add Background Image For Your Pendrive

We all might have set background images for the Local drives in Windows Xp.But you might not have set background picture for your pendrive.It’s a very simple hack so give it a try after reading this post,

All you need to do is, just Copy & Paste the below code to notepad,then save it as “desktop.ini”

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=127
ConfirmFileOp=0

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=”YourPictureName.jpg”
IconArea_Text=”0xFFFFFF”
VeBRA sources – don’t delete the tag above, it’s there for XXXXX purposes –
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

[{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]
PersistMoniker=Folder.htt
PersistMonikerPreview=%WebDir%folder.bmp

Some Information On Above Code:

  • Where “YourPictureName.jpg” is, delete that and replace with your picture name for example “FreeBSD.bmp”

How To Add Background Wallpaper On Your Pendrive

Note:
Please check that Picture format (.jpg , .bmp, .gif) properly else this hack won’t work.

  • If your Picture is white colour then folder names will not be clear so change the IconArea_Text=”0xFFFFFF” to IconArea_Text=”0x000000
  • Save the notepad as “desktop.ini”.
  • Place both your notepad file (i.e) desktop.ini and your picture in Pendrive.
  • Set the above files attributes as Hidden.
  • Refresh(F5) and Enjoy with your new background.
  • You can also this on your windows Xp Local drives(C,D,E,F…).

I hope you like this trick.


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  • Amit

    Its not working

  • meow22

    I tried it twice…and wait..and wait..(after refreshing it) But t did’nt work..

    • hari

      You directly store the coding into your pendrive then it may works properly try it…..

  • chad

    How to Set Background Image For A Folder In Windows 7

    • lucky vishwakarma

      how can set images to background in folder windows 7

  • omkar

    it is not working

  • Arun Vijay

    This is working!

    open Notepad and create the desktop.ini file and save it where which drive or folder’s background you want to change.

    Just create a file at the root of your drive called desktop.ini and place the following in it:

    [ExtShellFolderViews]

    {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

    [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]

    Attributes=1

    IconArea_Image=yourfilename.gif

    Edit the last line of code (IconArea_Image=C:\My Folder Background.jpg) to the path of your picture.

    link: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-64352-usb-background-picture

    • musthafa

      not working

    • Aditya

      Its not working..
      can u tell me in detail plz..

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shree Ram

    Its Only WOrking On Pc But Not On Usb Drives

  • Varma

    How to center the image

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  • minnu

    it’s not working…

  • Amit verma

    nice Arun & vijay sir bt tell me how to change the color of folder name !

  • sheena

    yesssssssssss..finally it works..thanks:)

  • Jaman

    Its work very nice

  • yogesh 07

    is this working for window 7 pls tell me

  • http://www.sciencevilla.com Ashim Ghosh

    nice trick but not working

  • mehedi

    it’s not working buddy

  • http://www.bdtechzone.com shahi

    cool trick

  • http://cool-tricks.in vinay

    it’s not working on windows 7 & 8.

  • Nemoz

    will it work in windows 8/