On the subject of operating systems, the following question was encountered:

Change the appearance of the "My Documents" folder as follows: Set the picture to the background of the folder ... (the question continues but not the essence )

Having searched and Yandex, and Google, I could not find any solution that would allow to do this with standard OS tools (Windows XP). Only 2 options:

  1. Install the software
  2. Desktop.ini file

The software does not fit, you need to take the job on the teacher's computer. And in desktop.ini you need to register a string that is not suitable for memorization.

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] IconArea_Image=bg.jpg 

Maybe someone knows other methods?

  • As I wrote, I was in search engines. and software is not suitable. You found the same thing as me: "In Windows, using standard tools, you cannot change the white background in the folder to any image." However, such a question was asked, but for some reason I don’t consider our teachers stupid, although I begin to doubt) - Diman
  • @ Dmitry Snezhko on the page clearly traced desktop.ini file. And another method - with the help of the program ;-) - lampa

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Here is the canonical description from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003/en

Handing desktop.ini is ideologically incorrect, because it is an implementation detail, and it may change with the release of some service pack.

In general, I am surprised at the level of tasks at the university. I thought, operating systems are about the features of the implementation of the disk subsystem, the scheduler and FSO tako.
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Google believes that you can't add a picture using standard tools, so you still have to make a hack based on desktop.ini. From this link :

  • allow display of hidden files in Explorer
  • go to the directory, open desktop.ini
  • add the following lines:
 [ExtShellFolderViews] {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] IconArea_Image=C:\Windows\Greenstone.bmp 

IconArea_Image means the path to the image for the background of your catalog in Explorer. Change the path to the correct one.

And yes, since this is a hack, the text {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} does not make any sense for you and me.

  • College, with only the first semester. Only the Dos Commands passed, this one is setting up the visual part of windows, the Linux terminal, and also setting up the look of Linux ... In general, indeed, one nonsense. Something you wrote a lot of lines, works with those that I wrote in the question itself, I have already tested this method, thanks anyway. - Diman
  • не несёт никакого смысла для нас с вами - why not carrying? This is the ID of the add-on ( plug-in , if you prefer) Windows Explorer, capable of displaying a background image. - ߊߚߤߘ
  • @Arhad: Well, yes, but for users it should not be readable and easily understood, right? - VladD