How to Add Background Image to USB Drive Window

Recently I checked my friend’s new USB drive that he had bought few days back. I noticed that when I browsed into its file directory, the window had a custom background which came with the drive itself. I was wondering if we could do so for any other drive. And the answer was yes, we can! Here’s how it’s done:

1.Firstly, open notepad and copy the following code:

[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image= background image

In the above code you need to replace ‘background image’ with the actual file name of the actual image file name. For instance, ‘flowered.jpg’.

2. Now, save it as “desktop.ini” without the quotes.

3. Place the “desktop.ini” file and your image file in your USB drive. You can hide the files if you want so that they won’t get deleted accidently.

4. Refresh or re-plug your USB device to see the new background for your USB drive window.

You can also add background image to any folder in your computer, for a detailed guide view have a look over here.

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