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Windows 7: Folder Background in windows 7 7000?

07 Feb 2009   #1

windows 7 beta x64 ver.7000
Folder Background in windows 7 7000?

Hello,can some tell me how to do a background for folder?The hack for vista is not working for 7,hope someone here will guide me.

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27 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64

I tried the AveFolder thing and although everything seems to go through OK, and you get the dialogue, when you apply the image nothing happens. Tried installing the VS x64 runtimes but that didn't help either
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27 Mar 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

It might be due to IE8
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04 May 2009   #4

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rizshinigami View Post
Hello,can some tell me how to do a background for folder?The hack for vista is not working for 7,hope someone here will guide me.
Has any one found a way to do this ?
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06 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ult x64

Yeah, apparently it is IE8
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19 Oct 2009   #6


i'm not in 7 yet, but i'm going to change my os to 7, so i search info for this feature (desktop.ini) that worked in my xp so it can worked in 7 too
here's the link for the best answer, i guess (i'm not in 7 yet, so i have'nt tried it yet)

How to change folder background in windows 7? - Yahoo! Answers India
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29 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult x64

It might be possible to do this in the retail version of W7, as you'll be able to elect not to install IE8 at all (well...) and so the dll-handling which prevents this feature from running might become circumventable.
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11 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult x64

OK - you can do it in Windowblinds 7, but not on a folder-by-folder basis. That is, you can use an Explorer background which will stay the same for all folders. On the other hand, you can vary the transparency of the Explorer window, which can give quite nice results if you don't go overboard (you can go all the way down to completely transparent, which may make for a good screenshot but doesn't really work when you actually want to do something). So far, this is the only way I've found to do this for Win 7. Windowblinds cost me 13 (about $19) so it won't break the bank, even if you do only want it for this effect.
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14 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Premium 32Bit\64Bit

For anyone coming across this thread I fixed AveFolderBG to work with Windows 7. Check it out at the following thread
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15 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

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