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Windows 7: Custom Explorer Background Image

19 Sep 2009   #1
aimlessanomaly

Windows 7
 
 
Custom Explorer Background Image

lately, i've been looking for a way to change the normally white background image of windows explorer to an image of my own.

i have found the usual methods for both XP and VISTA ineffective for 7.

has anyone else had any luck in accomplishing this? any ideas? :]


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19 Sep 2009   #2
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Are you talking about the background in folders?
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19 Sep 2009   #3
aimlessanomaly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
Are you talking about the background in folders?
yep. the background for windows explorer.

to be specific, the inside of the red line.

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21 Sep 2009   #4
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I wonder about that too. I found that it's the Aero theme that makes things complicated. For regular, non-Aero themes I can easily change at least the
background color of the Windows Explorer - through advanced settings in
personalization. But this does not work for Aero. Moreover, all the pretty
skins I saw on devianArt or other such sites that have the explorer changed
seem to be non-Aero as well. Does anyone know how to keep the Aero and
change the background color?
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21 Sep 2009   #5
The Giraffer

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I would like to know as well.

Picture says it all!!


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23 Sep 2009   #6
aimlessanomaly

Windows 7
 
 

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23 Sep 2009   #7
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Man I've been working my ass off, even talked to a programmer I know and he couldn't figure it out ( he does games mainly ) anyway, best I could find was the explorershell to change say the back and forward buttons, etc but thats about it unfortunately =(

I'll continue to look but ya I don't really see anyone finding it.

Thanks,
Kukag
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23 Sep 2009   #8
aimlessanomaly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Man I've been working my ass off, even talked to a programmer I know and he couldn't figure it out ( he does games mainly ) anyway, best I could find was the explorershell to change say the back and forward buttons, etc but thats about it unfortunately =(

I'll continue to look but ya I don't really see anyone finding it.

Thanks,
Kukag
that sucks. i wonder what is so different about win7's explorer compared to vista's..

i'm sure it's just a matter of time until someone figures it out, but +9,000 internets to whoever does so.
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15 Jan 2010   #9
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimlessanomaly View Post
i'm sure it's just a matter of time until someone figures it out, but +9,000 internets to whoever does so.
Hi there,

I don't think this counts as figuring it out, but I did a little research and posted on another SF thread about this issue: how set a background image of Windows 7 folders

I'll still take the internets if you're still offering :P

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 Apr 2010   #10
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Has anyone figured how to do this? John
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