April 7, 2009

Put Background Picture to Your USB Flash Drive

Tired of the old white background when opening your flash drive? Express your self by customizing your flash drive so it would reflect the real you. Put your own picture or something that is uniquely you.

Steps:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A­3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
IconArea_Image=test.jpg
  1. Choose a picture that you want to set as background.
  2. Save it into your flash drive.
  3. Open Notepad. (Start>Programs>Accessories>Notepad)
  4. Copy the following text:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A­3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
IconArea_Image=test.jpg

5. Save the Notepad into your flash drive as desktop.ini

*note: replace "test.jpg" with the filename of your picture.
ex. my_pic.jpg

Setting a background might cause the text (file names) to be hardly seen. To resolve this, change the font color.

Here's how:

Open desktop.ini then add the following text at the bottom.

IconArea_Text-"0x[hexadecimal code of color]"

*ex. IconArea_Text-"0xFFFFFF" => this would change the font color into white

For hexadecimal codes check one of my earlier posts.

Try it now!

(^_~)

3 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Betty

    http://desktopmemory.info

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  2. dan: sorry for very late reply but for everyone's consumption, here's the link to the earlier post that I'm referring to in the above article:
    Hexadecimal Codes of Colors

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