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Windows 7: Customizing the left Folder Panel and Folder Background. How?

30 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Customizing the left Folder Panel and Folder Background. How?

I have been interested to change the backgrounds of folders and some panels.
I wish to know how to do exactly or similar that is done in attachment 1.

I wish to edit the left Panel Background and so as the folder Background.
[Check attachment 1 for what I wish to do]
[Check attachment 2 to see my current]

Any help will be greatly appreciated. And if possible.. Make the instructions simple. In often cases I get confused.



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Customizing the left Folder Panel and Folder Background. How?-1.jpg   Customizing the left Folder Panel and Folder Background. How?-2.jpg  
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30 Aug 2011   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

For folder background, you are to edit
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > Items View > Fillcolor

For left (navigation) pane, edit
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Proper Tree > <2> - fillcolorhint:color

Everything is to be done with Ave's Windows7 Style Builder .
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30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Would there be a way for I to customize it without buying any software?
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30 Aug 2011   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

There is a freeware to change explorer background : Windows 7 Folder Background Changer : Change Any Folder .

But I dont know about a free tool that changes the navigation pane background If it is there, somebody will find it for you .
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31 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have never used anything like this, but it may be worth checking out - If you do try it, please MAKE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT FIRST:
Customize & change folder backgrounds with Windows 7 Folder Background Changer | The Windows Club
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31 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
There is a freeware to change explorer background : Windows 7 Folder Background Changer : Change Any Folder .

But I dont know about a free tool that changes the navigation pane background If it is there, somebody will find it for you .
You and Irene have pointed me to a program that I have come across already.. Thanks.
Since I felt I had no more options. I have bought the Ave's Windows7 Style Builder.

I have no idea how to utilize the tool.. If possible.. Please give me pointers on how to achieve what I wish to accomplish.
~Very sorry for the trouble I am causing~
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31 Aug 2011   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Contact Bongo if anything troubles you He is an esteemed thememaker, and he has supreme knowledge on theme making .
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31 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would like to help but I have never put images in the navigation pane and do not know how to do it.
The only thing I can suggest is contacting somebody that has already done it and ask them.
I will try to do a little research and try to get back to you.
Jerry
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01 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I would like to help but I have never put images in the navigation pane and do not know how to do it.
The only thing I can suggest is contacting somebody that has already done it and ask them.
I will try to do a little research and try to get back to you.
Jerry
Thanks Jerry. I very much appreciate you, Arc and Irene for trying to help me out.
More thanks to you guys. I will add rep to you guys.
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01 Sep 2011   #10

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NeroLigerzid View Post
Thanks Jerry. I very much appreciate you, Arc and Irene for trying to help me out.
More thanks to you guys. I will add rep to you guys.
I'm sorry I could not be of more help.
Where did you get that first screenshot is it from Windows 7 or another OS?
Jerry
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