How to Customize folder background in Windows XP!

You Are Here
In Windows 98, there was the facility to Customize folder background, image, fonts, folder background etc in any folder but this feature was removed from Windows XP. Today i am writing a simple tutorial which will explains how to add a background image to any folder in Windows XP.


Step 1: Navigate to the folder which you would like to apply the background to.Now make sure all hidden files are visible on your system.If not, then go to Tools > Folder Options > View > Click on ‘Show Hidden Files & Folders’

Step 2: Now Within the folder, right-click and select Properties » Customize tab » Customize> Change Icon. There, choose any icon, click Apply and OK.

Step 3: Above process will create a “desktop.ini” file. Open that file with a text editor and add following lines of code under the existing code:

[ExtShellFolderViews] {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] IconArea_Image=C:Image_Folderbackground.jpg

Now after adding this code the new code will look like this :

Step 4: You can see the path to the image in the highlighted blue code in step 3. Select cool background which you want to insert as a folder backgraound. And copy the whole path along with image name. and replace it with the highlighted blue code.

Step 5:Save the Desktop.ini with the modified code. And refresh the folder, you will get your favt cool wallpaper as your folder background.

Screenshot :

Enjoy…. Just Give it a try and let me know about your experiences through your valuable comments.

Vishal Gaikar

Article by Vishal

Meet Vishal Gaikar, the tech wizard hailing from Pune, India, who's on a mission to decode the digital universe one blog post at a time. When he's not tinkering with gadgets or diving deep into the digital realm, you can find him concocting the perfect cup of chai or plotting his next adventure. Follow his tech escapades on Twitter and buckle up for a wild ride through the world of innovation and geekery!

Get Free Updates in Your Inbox!

Share This Post On Social Network

© 2008-2020 - The content is copyrighted to and may not be reproduced on other websites. Designed by Vishal