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Anonymous
October 8, 2004 10:21:02 PM

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In Windows '98, I was able to choose a picture to serve as the background
picture for a particular directory so that whenever I opened up that folder,
the window would have a background picture. All I had to do was choose
Customize Folder and then Select A Background Image. I can't seem to be able
to do this in XP. It doesn't make sense that this customizing feature would
be removed in later editions of Windows since one of the main reasons for new
editions is more customization. Does anyone know how to do this in XP?
Thanks

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October 9, 2004 12:29:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

"ye" wrote:

> In Windows '98, I was able to choose a picture to serve as the background
> picture for a particular directory so that whenever I opened up that folder,
> the window would have a background picture. All I had to do was choose
> Customize Folder and then Select A Background Image. I can't seem to be able
> to do this in XP. It doesn't make sense that this customizing feature would
> be removed in later editions of Windows since one of the main reasons for new
> editions is more customization. Does anyone know how to do this in XP?
> Thanks

Folder Backgrounds - Customizing

Select the folder you want to use for your background wallpaper. You MUST
convert the folder you want to use to
a SYSTEM folder. At the command prompt screen (Start/Run/CMD) which looks
something like this: c:\> type this command: attrib +s c:\myfolder and then
hit the return key.

Copy and paste the script below into Notepad and change the line that says
IconArea_Image to point to the directory
and the file that you want to use for the background image.

[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

[{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

Now save the file you just created as desktop.ini and place it into the
directory you just converted into a system folder.
Now close that folder and then reopen. (From a Newsgroup post made by
Alberich)

Tip: If a folder uses the wrong background picture and you can't
change it: Start/Run/Regedit and remove this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
Anonymous
October 10, 2004 4:37:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Customize Folder with IESHWIZ Utility:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Customize_folder.htm

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"ye" <ye@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:044781FC-CDC4-4230-814D-0B81B6B5B95E@microsoft.com...
In Windows '98, I was able to choose a picture to serve as the background
picture for a particular directory so that whenever I opened up that folder,
the window would have a background picture. All I had to do was choose
Customize Folder and then Select A Background Image. I can't seem to be
able
to do this in XP. It doesn't make sense that this customizing feature would
be removed in later editions of Windows since one of the main reasons for
new
editions is more customization. Does anyone know how to do this in XP?
Thanks
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Anonymous
October 10, 2004 7:52:44 PM

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Hi,

Apart from Ramesh's expert advice, you may also want to visit the following page:

http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

This webpage also has details on how to choose a font color for the icon labels. It also shows you how to put a folder
wallpaper manually.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message news:uXzj3eprEHA.3488@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Customize Folder with IESHWIZ Utility:
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Customize_folder.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "ye" <ye@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:044781FC-CDC4-4230-814D-0B81B6B5B95E@microsoft.com...
> In Windows '98, I was able to choose a picture to serve as the background
> picture for a particular directory so that whenever I opened up that folder,
> the window would have a background picture. All I had to do was choose
> Customize Folder and then Select A Background Image. I can't seem to be
> able
> to do this in XP. It doesn't make sense that this customizing feature would
> be removed in later editions of Windows since one of the main reasons for
> new
> editions is more customization. Does anyone know how to do this in XP?
> Thanks
>
>
Anonymous
October 10, 2004 11:33:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:52:44 -0300, "Anando [MS-MVP]"
<anando@mvps.org> wrote:
>Hi,
>Apart from Ramesh's expert advice, you may also want to visit the following page:
Snip

Why not do it the easy way with this free app?

http://www.clonesoft.com/shellicons/index.htm
!