Explorer background

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkychan, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Does anyone knows how to change the explorer background in the appearance tab ? Normally, there are selections of windows colours., but what about putting in a .bmp or.jpg ?
     
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    You can apply background images to individual folders. There are two ways to do it. Easiest way is to use this application:
    http://www.clonesoft.com/shellicons/index.htm

    The other way is to edit the desktop.ini file. If the folder already has a desktop.ini (hidden file) just add these lines:

    [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
    Attributes=1
    IconArea_Image=C:\YOUR LOCATION\OF\ANY\IMAGE.JPG
    IconArea_Text=0x00000000

    The last line in the script tells Windows what color the font will be when you read the files in that folder. For instance:

    0x00000000 = black,0x00FF0000 = blue,0x0000FF00 = green,0x000000FF = red,0x00C000C0 = purple

    If there is no desktop.ini file, the easiest way to create one is to rightclick the folder, choose customise and change the icon. You can change the icon back if you want later, but you now have a desktop.ini file to edit.