Introduction: Flash Disk Background

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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 :)



Step 1: Preparing the Picture

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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

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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.

Step 3: Making Your Own Color

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The Color Codes:
It uses different code from usual HEX color codes.
the codes is 0x(first pair of digit is blue)(second pair of digit is green)(third pair of digit is red)
so for example 0xFF0000 is Blue.

some of the codes that i know is:
0x000000 = black
0xFFFFFF = white
0xFF3300 = blue
0xFFFF00 = light blue
0x33CC00 = green
0xCC0099 = Violet
0x9900FF = pink

Making your own color
1. use paint (the one bundled with windows) and use "define custom color"
2. see the number at the right corner of the color window, convert all of the color to HEX. (I use scientific calculator)
3. use the method defined in the color codes section up there

OR
Just use photoshop if you have one. Ihe HEX code will be displayed. Just orientate it so the last pair of hex will be the front one, and add 0x in the front
ex. if the photoshop shows #0000FF Convert it to => 0xFF0000

Step 4: Then You're Done!

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You're done. You can show off at your school's computer lab, in your friend's home or even in your office.

If you know more about this or just reporting a bug, then post it down there at the comments section.
Have fun!

ps: don't forget to rate it :)

Step 5: Additional Notes and Disclaimer

Additional Notes
- I'm sorry if you think my English is bad.
- This is my first Instructables, so take it easy.

!! CAUTION !!
This Instructables is only tested on windows XP SP2. you can test it on other SP or OS but, You Have Been Warned.

Disclaimer
If this Instructables make watery eyes because of not blinking when viewing this Instuctables, make your computer errors out, make your whole pc blows out, make your home surrounded by FBI and arresting you, destroys your home, makes a hydrogen bomb in front of you and exploded, destroying your whole continent, exploding the earth, or even ends the whole universe in a blink of an eye,
then i will not be responsible of such thing.

Comments

pawan.prajapat.351 (author)2015-04-18

<b> hey it not working in windows 7.... do you have any other idea so plz tell...</b>

laxuzellacrima.lioka (author)2014-12-25

why is it that my background is in tiles form? waht would i do?

laxuzellacrima.lioka (author)2014-12-25

why is it that my background is in tiles form? waht would i do?

laxuzellacrima.lioka (author)2014-12-25

why is it that my background is in tiles form? waht would i do?

laxuzellacrima.lioka (author)2014-12-25

why is it that my background is in tiles form? waht would i do?

laxuzellacrima.lioka (author)2014-12-25

why is it that my background is in tiles form? waht would i do?

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

JOHN_007 (author)2014-04-01

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

Eranda Gunathilaka (author)2012-06-26

.
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

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aandreansyah (author)2011-08-31

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

smoga bermanfaat.,,.,.


http://www.ziddu.com/download/16244562/Background.EXE.html

aandreansyah (author)2011-08-31

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

smoga bermanfaat.,,.,.


http://www.ziddu.com/download/16244562/Background.EXE.html

Ddragonjr (author)2011-02-15

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.

dariel24 (author)Ddragonjr2011-02-17

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! (author)2010-07-25

This is a pretty nice mod! Also; what "XP skin" is that, and where can i get it?

dariel24 (author)Kirbsome!2010-07-26

It's Royale Noir, From Microsoft, but never officially released. Get it here.

Kirbsome! (author)dariel242010-07-26

Sweet, thanks!

nATEdAWGG (author)2009-08-22

*cry* i want to us a picture but if i do... its tiled or half the picture is missing

bigfunkychiken (author)nATEdAWGG2010-07-18

yes that frustrated me. I ended up using a small (400x400) seamless pattern, and that worked great!

iakirov (author)2010-06-24

Thanx. I just tried it and it worked. I'm using XP sp3; later I'll try it on my laptop that's Vista.

spiker (author)2009-07-23

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)spiker2009-07-24

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 (author)dariel242009-07-24

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. (author)spiker2010-05-19

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.2010-05-23

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.

robots199 (author)2009-01-15

DO NOT USE IT CRASHED MY NEW XP COMPUTER!

A.C.E. (author)robots1992010-05-19

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.

waffleman (author)2010-04-16

you spelled hydrogen wrong. cool instructable though.

dariel24 (author)waffleman2010-05-06

right... i have just realized that. thanks for reminding me :p

jjje (author)2010-04-02

it doesnt work. what should i try.

r1ceballzz (author)2009-12-23
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 

rocelyngonzagallosa (author)2009-08-13

how nice!!! I change my background already..!!! Thanks for the help...................

exquisite611 (author)2009-07-01

woooh!!! thankx.!!! sooOoo sooOo thankx!!!

xava100 (author)2009-05-29

it doesnt work on vista for me

csmiler (author)2009-04-29

How can this be erased?just delete the files?

csmiler (author)csmiler2009-04-29

and has anyone tried it on vista?

dariel24 (author)csmiler2009-05-02

yup. just delete the desktop.ini file well, i never try it on vista though, maybe others do.