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Folder backgrounds in XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adlamb, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. adlamb

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    Just a bit of an annoyance really. I used to run ME and i used the right click in my folders and went to 'customise this folder' to then add a folder background and change the colour and style of the file/folder names. I put album covers as the background for those albums and that sort of thing. Anyway, i saved all my documents on my second hard drive and upgraded to XP on my main drive. Then i copied all the files and folders to their new home on the XP installation and it kept all the folder settings. Problem is i cant for the life of me find how to customise individual folders in this way in XP. Is it even possible and if not, why is it happy to display the settings i gave the folders years ago under ME?
    Like i said, its not really a problem, just annoying that i cant find out how to do it and make my now very inconsistent folders a bit more tidy!
    thanks
     

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  2. daurnimator

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    You can have the folder have a picture by having a (jpeg or bmp - can't remember) called folder in it.
     
  3. MightyQueenC

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    I have Xp and I right-click the folder> rename. Then click on properties > customize > choose picture > browse my pictures > select one and then click open > click apply then OK. You can also change the icon under properties.
    Hope this helps you
    Carolyn :)
     
  4. adlamb

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    Dosent this just change the view of the folder itself, not the actual background when in the folder? I mean that i want to edit the text colour and the manics picture in the screen shot above.
    ta
    andrew
     
  5. MightyQueenC

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    Yes you are correcto mundo. oops :eek: ... I'll just go back to my readin'
    I have no idea how to do what you want to do.
    Someone with a clue will help you soon, I hope. :D
    Carolyn :)
     
  6. adlamb

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    does no-one have any ideas?
     
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    that did it! Cheers!!
     
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