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”


VeBRA sources – don’t delete the tag above, it’s there for XXXXX purposes –


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.

[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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Amit September 26, 2009

Its not working

meow22 October 28, 2009

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

hari August 23, 2012

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

chad March 14, 2010

How to Set Background Image For A Folder In Windows 7

lucky vishwakarma August 8, 2012

how can set images to background in folder windows 7

omkar May 22, 2010

it is not working

Arun Vijay June 5, 2010

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 March 24, 2011

not working

Aditya August 22, 2011

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

Shree Ram September 18, 2010

Its Only WOrking On Pc But Not On Usb Drives

Varma January 24, 2011

How to center the image

minnu February 20, 2011

it’s not working…

Amit verma January 7, 2012

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

sheena March 1, 2012

yesssssssssss..finally it works..thanks:)

Jaman March 5, 2012

Its work very nice

yogesh 07 September 1, 2012

is this working for window 7 pls tell me

Ashim Ghosh October 17, 2012

nice trick but not working

mehedi October 30, 2012

it’s not working buddy

shahi November 5, 2012

cool trick

vinay January 20, 2013

it’s not working on windows 7 & 8.

Nemoz May 24, 2013

will it work in windows 8/