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Add Background Image To Folder In Window Explorer

When you open drive or folder, You see white background. Even though you change your theme, your window explorer background remains the same, i.e. white background which is very common. Now you can add or change background of any folders or Drives.
This trick will let you add image as background to the folders or drive’s background which will replace your old white background.
Suppose we have two drive one for movies and other for songs. I can personalize my two drives by setting some background image according to the drive data.
So when you open movie drive, You will see movie’s background images and when you open songs drive, You will see album images as background image. As shown in the below image, it shows that I have changed the background of My Document to some wallpaper.

Add Background Image To Folder

In the above image, I have changed My Document Background Showing some Image, which is looking professional and look.


Follow below Steps to Set or Add Image To Background of Window Explorer

Step 1: Go to Start –> All Program –> Accessories –> Open Notepad.

Step 2: Paste the Below Code in notepad.


Add Background Image To Folder

Note: Copy the code as Shown Above. The three line of code should be on separate line as shown above.

Step 3: Now, Save it as "Desktop.ini" without quotes. Save this file where you need the image background. Above Example shows that I have saved in My document.

Step 4: Now, you need an image for background. Create a folder named Images and Copy images in that folder. Now give the directory of the image location in the second line of coding. Suppose your image name is "1.jpg" which is inside the images folder, Then the directory for this will be Images\1.jpg. I have named my images with series of a number, which make easier to change background images later in the code.

Add Background Image To Folder

Now, we have two files. First file is the code saved as Desktop.ini and other one is a Folder named Images, Contains the images used for background.

Add Background Image To Folder
Once you make the required changes in the code, save the file and refresh the folder, you will see the wallpaper as background for the folder. In case, you don’t see wallpaper set as background then make sure you specified the Correct Directories in Second Line of the code. I.e., IconArea_Image=IMAGES\2.Jpg .

Third line of code specifies icon text color. If the background is black, Then change the text color to white.

You can use this trick to any folder or drive, Even to Portable drives, Flash drives, Pen drives. Just Copy the image folder and desktop.ini, where you need the image background.
Impress Your Friend using this trick, And also share with friends & Others!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Dj,
    Your tricks r cool , i like d one of d video as background, Thanks man.
    This is about d background image to ur window, tried it but dint get it. I,ve changed d second line as (IconArea_Image=D:\IMAGES\AUDI.JPG)as there is wher d image is located. help me where m goin wrong. Thanks

  • Dj roshan

    Sorry i forgot to set the code properly.
    there is three line total
    every line on seprate line
    Dont put third or second line on same line , each wil be on seperate.
    now try again u will get it right

  • Livia

    I tried this and it worked great…this was awesome trick.I showed my friends about this and they were really surprised and impressed.I m learning a lot from here.Dj your simplay awesome..thanks for explaining so well.

  • Kyle

    Cool tip… can you find a way to embed flash animations in your website?

  • Susan

    I have read your article and I am agree with your logic's i have already experiment of this background adding in my system, it is successful but a problem i have face is only that my computer performance slow after change the setting.
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  • Dj roshan

    @ Susan
    After changing the background, There are no effect on system performance.If you feel that your system has slow down then, your image size may be big.convert the image to jpg to lower the size.

  • Sam

    it was great..Simple…And it worked

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    Great wee mod.

  • Susan

    Very nice and good information you have posted for adding image, but if lot of images added in a single computer, its performance will slow.

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    I lIke this blog, keep blogging bro. Thanks for this information 🙂

  • Jeanette

    This trick is very nice, i am gonna apply it to in my computer.
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    Really Appreciate your efforts.

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    That's really a nice trick.. Going to try it out

  • RafaelA2384

    I have always wanted to change my background theme to give it a refreshing look, Thanks for sharing this information, DJ. Can't wait to finally try it on my computer. 🙂 Penny Stock list

  • The Pest Exterminator

    Wow. cool… I was seriously getting sick and tired of that white background..

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    thank you its fabolous now 🙂

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  • samzac

    Nice tips and info. I like this blog and there are many useful articles, so keep on the good work. It’s is a very beautiful to change folders background and it’s true it will slow down the computer performance but with these new computer system where hardware become so powerful specially speed and do not cost a lot, this problem will disappear on win XP and it will become negligible so I found it pretty to use this trick. Nice work and hope to see more articles like this.

  • TechieAsk

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful trick, i just wanted to whether this will work on windows7??

  • elalval

    Great article with lots of great things to think about!

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    Really nice trick. Will give it a try

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  • Sachin

    Not working in Windows 7×64 Home Premium

    Help pls