Windows 98 comes with a utility named Customize Folder Wizard (ieshwiz.exe) using which you can customize folders easily. The Customize Folder Wizard automates the Desktop.ini and Folder.htt editing process. This utility works fine in Windows XP as well.
For Windows Vista/উইন্ডোজ ৭, see note at the end of this article.
Download ieshwiz.zip and save it to the Desktop
Extract ieshwiz.exe to the C:\Windows\System32 folder
Open a Command Prompt window (cmd.exe) and type:
For example, to customize the folder D:\Tools, replace <path:foldername> placeholder with D:\Tools
Select the background image for that folder, and click Next
Close and re-open the folder.
Note that the text color in a folder can be customized using the wizard. All of the these settings are stored in a file named Desktop.ini within that folder.
The changes are stored in the desktop.ini file. Here are the sample contents:
For more information on Desktop.ini files, see MSDN article Customizing Folders with Desktop.ini.
Note that the folder background feature is removed in Windows Vista. If you need to customize the folder background in Windows Vista, you may use the freeware utility Vista Folder Background from Ave’s Vista Apps Website. This uses a a shell extension module named VistaFolderBackground.dll that integrates with Windows.
Windows 7 Background Changer is a free portable application that allows you to add an image to a folder background in Windows 7. You can add an image to one folder at a time but the change can also be applied to the subfolders as well. Additionally, the text color can be changed. The last feature makes it possible to add shadow to text but for some reason it doesn’t work on my Windows. I tried to apply the shadow and then remove it again to see how the text looks like but there was no apparent change.
Add image to folder background
To add an image to your folder, you just need to select which folder you want to change. Then, select an image for the background. The image will be automatically put in the background once you select one without having to click any apply button. The image background can be removed anytime by navigating to the folder and clicking the “Remove Background Image” button.
Download Windows 7 Folder Background Changer from here. It works with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit.