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Windows 7: how set a background image of Windows 7 folders

14 Jan 2010   #1
xoce

win7
 
 
how set a background image of Windows 7 folders

i did folder with background in windows xp



but background no see in windows 7

how do folder with background image be seen in win xp and win 7


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15 Jan 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

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

Hi there,

If you can get VistaStyleBuilder or Explorer Background Changer to work in Windows 7 (try a few Compatibility modes) then that's probably the easiest way. Otherwise, the last post in this thread has a few hacks that might do the trick, but as always make sure to back up all your data before editing any system files.

Let us know if anything works out for you!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jan 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi there,

If you can get VistaStyleBuilder or Explorer Background Changer to work in Windows 7 (try a few Compatibility modes) then that's probably the easiest way. Otherwise, the last post in this thread has a few hacks that might do the trick, but as always make sure to back up all your data before editing any system files.

Let us know if anything works out for you!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Hi Walker,
Explorer background changer Didnt change explorer background for me. It just put a batch file in the target folder.


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15 Jan 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Explorer background changer Didnt change explorer background for me. It just put a batch file in the target folder.
Yeah neither of those progs are designed with Windows 7 in mind... this is an issue that has seen very little attention since RTM. I'm interested to see who will come up with a fix first!

Did you try either of the other methods I mentioned?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jul 2010   #5
divinegoat

windows 7
 
 
Solved Finally

There is software now. Works with 64bit, and with aero enabled!

Customize & change explorer backgrounds with Windows 7 Folder Background Changer | The Windows Club
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15 Jul 2010   #6
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by divinegoat View Post
I tried that program just from curiosity, works fine
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15 Jul 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

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

Sweet, thanks for posting this divinegoat! I'll flag the thread to be marked Solved.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jul 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

For some reason I can't get it to work. Is there something special I have to do?

Edit: I extracted the program, ran it as admin, and logged out and back in after change. Nothing happened. In case anyone was wondering.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Don't now, run the program, choose a pic and that should be it. There was a thread about this, Windows 7 Folder Background Changer Released Another member had same problem that you have, don't now did he solve it or not.
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15 Jul 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I remember when changing the background image that appears at the log in screen, it had to be .jpg and a relatively small file size. I'll try changing the file format of the picture I want to use and try again.
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