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Question... Folder Designs?

by gosabres1984 / February 10, 2007 3:53 PM PST

Question, I ripped all of my CD's on MY MUSIC Folder, and I have each Band/Singer in there own folder, I have each Band's logo on the Folder itself (thumbnail view), my question is you know how the background of each folder is plain jane white, is it possible to add graphics or any colors or designs (like the band members) into the background of a folder?

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Folder background
by Papa Echo / February 10, 2007 5:43 PM PST

XP seems to have lost that ability. Now, you have to download a program. Several available. Try putting folder background or similar key words unto Google. Lots of information.

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The only method I can think of
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 10, 2007 5:51 PM PST

is Folder Properties.

In Windows Explorer, (or My Computer, or My Documents, etc), highlight the folder that contains the artists tracks, right click and select Properties. Then click the "Customize" tab.

Here you can choose a picture. But you may have to create your own image by using Paint, or a more comprehensive image editor.

The problem is, when you click the "Choose Picture" button, the Browse window looks for files of type "Image". Most image files have a type .bmp, .jpg, etc, so I am not sure what "Image" means.

It's worth experimenting though.


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by phil66 / February 10, 2007 6:26 PM PST

I use this program "IESHWIZ" to add color to my folder background.


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This method...
by Papa Echo / February 10, 2007 8:00 PM PST

...only creates a "pictured folder", i.e. the folder "icon" with a picture. I think what gosabres1984 requires is a picture or illustration at the background of an opened folder containing the files.

Background of folders can be customized in Windows 98, or Me (?), if I remember correctly, with the "on-line view" or "web wiew". It seeems that this feature is missing with XP.

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