Instructables

Flash disk Background

This instructibles will make your flash disk more 'personalized'. you can use any picture you want.
the end result will be viewable from any pc you plug your flash disk into, as long as it's Windows XP. you only need notepad to code it.

Then you can show off anywhere :)



 
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Step 1: Preparing the picture

Of course, you must have a flash disk to do this. once you plug in the flash disk and open it using explorer, make a folder named "background" or anything else. put any picture you want in that folder, remember the folder and the picture's name, then right click at the folder, click properties, then check the box beside "hidden" to make it invisible, making your flash disk looks tidy. You can also place the picture you want to use in any folder you want, even in existing folder. The only difference is the coding of the desktop.ini file at the next step.

Step 2: Coding the Desktop.ini

Now right click anywhere in the flash disk, (not in the folder you've just created) and click new, then click text document. Just ignore the new document's name (New Text Document) because it will be deleted later. Open it using notepad and use these code for the template:

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=background\2.jpg
IconArea_Text=0xFFFFFF

Then save it as Desktop.ini and delete the old New Text Document.txt
other filenames will not work.
See picture for notes on editing the code.
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JOHN_0073 months ago

the background doesn't appear! only the files and documents color changed!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

JOHN_0073 months ago

only the color of the folder and files name changed ,while the background does not apear!how can i solve this?

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This is really great on Windows XP.
but this won't work in Windows 7 or Vista

Visit:-
http://www.smartusb.net/p/add-wallpaper-to-flash-drive-background.html

.
ne ane bagi software buat ngasih gambar/background pada flashdisk anda.,,..,

smoga bermanfaat.,,.,.


http://www.ziddu.com/download/16244562/Background.EXE.html
ne ane bagi software buat ngasih gambar/background pada flashdisk anda.,,..,

smoga bermanfaat.,,.,.


http://www.ziddu.com/download/16244562/Background.EXE.html
Ddragonjr3 years ago
OK i got it to work, however, i want to center it instead of having to see a replicate of the same picture or part of it.. how can i do this.
try.jpg
dariel24 (author)  Ddragonjr3 years ago
i dont think you can. but you can try opening on paint or photoshop and adding black space at the left of the picture
Kirbsome!4 years ago
This is a pretty nice mod! Also; what "XP skin" is that, and where can i get it?
dariel24 (author)  Kirbsome!4 years ago
It's Royale Noir, From Microsoft, but never officially released. Get it here.
Sweet, thanks!
nATEdAWGG4 years ago
*cry* i want to us a picture but if i do... its tiled or half the picture is missing
yes that frustrated me. I ended up using a small (400x400) seamless pattern, and that worked great!
iakirov4 years ago
Thanx. I just tried it and it worked. I'm using XP sp3; later I'll try it on my laptop that's Vista.
spiker5 years ago
there a way to change the positioning of the image? (i.e. center, bottom left, etc.) and is there a way to just change the color of the background without having an image?
dariel24 (author)  spiker5 years ago
i have no idea how to make it centered/such but if you want to just changing color of background, be creative! open paint, edit the canvas to any size you want, i suggest 64x64px. then fill the whole canvas with any color you want, save it then use it :D
spiker dariel245 years ago
lol thanks. i figured that you can just use a paint canvas size 1070 x 660 and then position your picture on the canvas where you want it :D pics and a video can be made to show how i do it if anyone asks :P lol
A.C.E. spiker4 years ago
thats a sloppy method that will only work on computers with the same resolution.  Just view hidden files on your desktop, and look at the desktop.ini file there for the center or tile code. assuming you have your desktop wallpaper centered.
dariel24 (author)  A.C.E.4 years ago
there is no desktop.ini on your desktop even if you check the "show hidden system files" at control panel.

i'm sure that there's a way of making it centered, but i dont know it.
robots1995 years ago
DO NOT USE IT CRASHED MY NEW XP COMPUTER!
i know for a fact that if you do it right it will not crash your computer. and if you do it wrong you just wont have a wallpaper. the cause of the crashing was something else alll together.
waffleman4 years ago
you spelled hydrogen wrong. cool instructable though.
dariel24 (author)  waffleman4 years ago
right... i have just realized that. thanks for reminding me :p
jjje4 years ago
it doesnt work. what should i try.
r1ceballzz4 years ago
doesn't work for me.


 [.ShellClassInfo]    IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll     IconIndex=127    ConfirmFileOp=0   [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]    Attributes=1    IconArea_Image="poop.jpg"    IconArea_Text="0xFFFFFF"    VeBRA -    [ExtShellFolderViews]    {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}    {5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}         [{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]    poop=Folder.htt    poopPreview=%WebDir%\folder.bmp   other methods 

how nice!!! I change my background already..!!! Thanks for the help...................
woooh!!! thankx.!!! sooOoo sooOo thankx!!!
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