Haven't you always wondered whether it is possible to change the boring old white background for folders in your system? Well its really possible with a simple tricks, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the Folder whose background you want to change. Click Tools>Folder Options>Select View Tab.
- Select the option "Show hidden files and folders" (You may need to double-click Hidden files and folders first).
- Uncheck the options "Hide Operating System Files and Folders" and "HideExtensions For known File Types".
- Click OK. Now check in the folder whose background you want to change.
- If there is a file named desktop.ini there, open it with notepad and edit it. Else right click there and choose New>Text Document and double click to open it.
- Now type in the Notepad file the following code:
- Change the value "Path to your image file" with the address of the background image.(eg- C:\My Documents\bg.jpg)
- If you're editing the folder's existing desktop.ini file, save the edited file and close your text editor. If you created a new text document, Goto File>Save As>Save it in that folder as "desktop.ini" (with the double quotes).
- Once you've created your desktop.ini file for folders in Windows Vista or in Windows XP, click Start > Run >type in cmd and type in the command prompt window that opens the following code :
attrib +s "path to the folder"
The 'path to the folder' would be something like C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents , it's the same folder where you created the desktop.ini file
Done! Go to the folder where you created the desktop.ini file and see the magic..
View The Trick In Action