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I want to apply an image to the background of a folder.

How can I do this in Windows XP?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Here's a tutorial:

  1. Turn on "Show hidden files and folders" in "Tools" - "Folder Options"
  2. Right click in the folder, open "Properties"
  3. Go to "Customize" - "Change Icon" and select any icon
  4. Open the newly created "Desktop.ini" file with a text editor
  5. Paste the following:

[ExtShellFolderViews]

{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

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

IconArea_Image=C:\yourfile.bmp

Then change the path to the image to your image.

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Embedded the content, sry bout that. – slhck Nov 6 '10 at 10:11
    
Nice. (I was tempted to edit your answer to replace the backticks with a code block by either using <pre> or an indentation of 4 spaces. But given the length of the 2nd line, maybe on a Windows machine that would show a horizontal scrollbar?) – Arjan Nov 6 '10 at 10:34
    
Yeah, I had problems with that too, so I figured that worked best. – slhck Nov 6 '10 at 10:59

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