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Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the files and folders within that folder so it's distinctive--similar to how Tortoise SVN does it for code checked out from a repository?

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I'd like to do this for a deployment directory on a live server so users don't accidentally commit code to a certain environment. Like myself. :-)

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The feature to control folder customization via Desktop.ini was greatly reduced in Vista, and more-so in 7.

There's are utilities around the net that purport to be able to do what you ask.

For example:

Windows 7 Folder Background Changer:

Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a free tiny portable tool that allows you to change any folder’s background & text color in Windows 7/Vista.

and

Ave's Vista Apps: Vista Folder Background

Geared for Vista, but reports seem to indicate it work under 7 as well.

In Vista, the ability to have custom backgrounds in explorer folders is gone. This small application makes folder backgrounds possible again.

Note: I've never used either, so YMMV. :)

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Folder Marker Pro might help you.

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