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Make a photo background in drives

Perform the following steps ..

STEP1 )Open notepad and copy the following code :


STEP2) Here, the path in the 2nd line of code represents the path of your picture.

STEP3) Now save this file as DESKTOP.INI in the location(any drive or any folder) where you desire to set the background picture.

STEP4) After setting it in your favourite location,close the drive and open the location again.

DONE !! .. your picture has been set as background picture for your desired location.

NOTE : Make sure that the extension in the path should be .jpg only and file should be saved as DESKTOP.INI only.


Do you remember the good old Windows 98? In Windows 98, we could change the the background colour, image, fonts, etc in any folder but this facility was removed from Windows XP. It was a good feature and many people still miss that feature in Windows XP.
So here we are posting 3 methods to have any desired wallpaper as background image in any folder in Windows XP:
A. Using Desktop.ini Hack to Set a Wallpaper as Folder Background Image:
1. Open Command Prompt and set folder attribute to "system". Suppose there is a folder "Setup" in "D:\" drive, in which you want to set a wallpaper as background image. So give following command in Command Prompt:
attrib +s D:\Setup
It'll change the attribute to "system".
2. Now open Notepad and paste following code:
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
Now change "path_of_the_wallpaper" to the exact path of the wallpaper which you want to set as background. Suppose the wallpaper is stored in "D:\Wallpaper\Image1.jpg", then the code will be as following:
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
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 "Image1.jpg" file in "Setup" folder, then the code will be as following:
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
"IconArea_Text" stands for the text colour, you can change it to white, yellow, blue, black or any other color. You just need to know the hexa-decimal number of the color and then replace the code in "IconArea_Text" section. A few most used color codes are as follows:
Black - 0x00000000
White - 0x00FFFFFF
Green - 0x0000FF00
Blue - 0x00FF0000
Purple - 0x00C000C0
Red - 0x000000FF
Yellow - 0x0000FFFF
Indigo - 0x00FFFF00
3. Now save the file with name "Desktop.ini" (including quotes) and copy the file in the desired folder which is "Setup" in our example.
4. Thats it. Close the folder and re-open it. Now it should show the wallpaper as background.
B. Using the Same Method of "IEShwiz.exe" file used in Windows 9x/NT/2000:
1. Copy "IEShwiz.exe" file from Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 and paste in "%windir%" directory (C:\Windows, if your Windows is installed in C:\ drive).
2. Now Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now goto:
Now under this key, create a new key "Customize This Folder". Now select this newly created key and create another key under it with the name "Command". Select this new key "Command" and change the value of "Default" in right side pane to IESHWIZ.EXE %1
3. That's it. Now open any folder and right-click, you'll get an option "Customize This Folder". Click on it and follow the wizard and you'll be able to set a wallpaper as the background and to change font color.
C. Using 3rd party software "Windowpaper XP" to do the task easily:
1. Download "Windowpaper XP" from following link:
Download Link


Ages ago (Hello, Windows 98!), changing individual folder backgrounds in Windows was possible using a built-in tool. While the Customize Folder Wizard is long gone, Windows Club has a free, portable download you can use to give your Explorer views a more personal feel.

Download Windows 7 Folder Background Changer, browse for the folder you want to customize (I've pointed it to my Pictures folder), and then choose an image you want to use. You'll probably want to stick to something light, otherwise you might not be able to read your file and folder names -- unless, of course, you're already using an inverted color scheme.

FBC can also apply your image to all the subfolders and enable drop shadows beneath text. The effect doesn't work with Libraries, unfortunately -- even if you drill down to an included folder for which you've set a background. The image will only display if you access the folder directly (C:\Users\Lee\Pictures\).

That shortcoming aside, it's still a nice way to personalize your Windows 7 install. Windows 7 Folder Background changer works on both 32 and 64-bit Windows 7 systems.

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