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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  1. [...] 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 [...]

  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:

    [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

  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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