How to Set Background Image For A Folder In Windows Xp

In my previous post I have said How To Add Background Image For Pendrive. Now lets see a similar hack **of setting **background image for a folder in Xp.

Here are 2 simple methods,

Method 1:

Method 2:

attrib +s E:\Devilsworkshop

Now open Notepad and paste following code:

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

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=Your Wallpaper Path
IconArea_Text=0x000000

Now change “Your Wallpaper Path” to the exact path of the wallpaper which you wish to set as background. Suppose the wallpaper is stored in “F:\Wallpaper\Dw.jpg”, then the code will be as following:

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

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=F:\Wallpaper\Dw.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x000000

NOTE: **If you copy the wallpaper in the same folder which you are editing, then you can simply put the wallpaper name in the file. e.g. if you copy the **“Dw.jpg” file in “Devilsworkshop” folder, then the code will be as following:

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

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=Dw.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x000000BG

“IconArea_Text” stands for the text color, you can change it to** white,** yellow, blue, black or any other color. Just replace the code in “IconArea_Text” section. A few most used color codes are:

Black – 0x000000
White – 0xFFFFFF
Green – 0x00FF00
Blue – 0xFF0000
Red – 0x0000FF

Now save the file with name** “Desktop.ini”** (including quotes) and copy the file in the desired folder which is** “Devilsworkshop”** in our example.** Re-open **the folder. Now it should show the wallpaper as background.


[Editor’s Note: This post is submitted by our guest blogger Praveen Kumar. He blogs on technology and internet at Computer Tips and Tricks

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