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”


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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

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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Author: praveen

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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:






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


    • musthafa

      not working

    • Aditya

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

  • 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

  • nice trick but not working

  • mehedi

    it’s not working buddy

  • cool trick

  • it’s not working on windows 7 & 8.

  • Nemoz

    will it work in windows 8/