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Windows 7: How to change background color of Folders in Windows 7

06 Jul 2014   #41

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damando25 View Post
Here is proof. Thanks again to both of you for being so patient with me.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Glad to hear that it's sorted. Slatybart did most of the work so credit to him!

Logging off/ on works for me but that wasn't tested using different themes.
You're welcome, that's why we're members on SevenForums - to help people resolve issues they can't resolve.

I'm also glad that you were able to customize Windows to suite your preferences.

It was a team effort, Callender started you off by pointing to the registry keys and continued testing, I followed up with some things, and damando25 did all the work.

Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer and a restart is a sure way to make certain changes get applied.

Well done!

edit: If you're satisfied with the solution, please mark your thread Resolved - thanks.


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01 Mar 2015   #42

windows 7

damando25 can you tell me how you changed it .. I cant seem to get it to work
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01 Mar 2015   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

You can try this simple FREE program to change just the folder colors "" It works fine on my pc.
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29 Dec 2015   #44

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

So, I have successfully changed the window color for the regedit and text color (which I love!) and the text color for my other windows and libraries as seen below, but I'm still having trouble getting the background from white to black. I've attached the txt file with from the bat.file Slartybart posted. Didn't want to play any further without asking for advice. The only downside of changing the color I've seen (just testing) was that MS word is also affected (black background, purple text). Anyway, any guidance is appreciated.

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File Type: txt HKCUcolor.txt (2.5 KB, 6 views)
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22 Mar 2016   #45
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I really want to change the background color of Windows (the white is too bright). But having read through this thread, it seems like the only way to do it is to use a "basic" or "classic" Windows theme, and I absolutely hate those themes. I just want the normal Windows 7 look with a different background color instead of white - is there no way to do this?
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