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

  3. How to Set Background Image For A Folder In Windows 7

  4. it is not working

  5. 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.


  6. Its Only WOrking On Pc But Not On Usb Drives

  7. How to center the image

  8. it’s not working…

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

  10. yesssssssssss..finally it works..thanks:)

  11. Its work very nice

  12. is this working for window 7 pls tell me

  13. it’s not working buddy

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

  15. will it work in windows 8/

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