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Windows 8 - Folder Backgrounds (Like XP, or Win7 with app)

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Yep, you prompted me again to test and I got the same results as you. This is definitely not what the OP wants. Moreover, I could not find anything that meets his needs except your windows blinds recommendation. I'm done. Best of luck to the OP and thank you as always. Cheers.

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you just want to change icons for folders you can right click one & choose another.
    If you want to change icons for ANYTHING you need Microangelo on Display.
    Window Blinds changes THE BACKGROUND color or background IMAGE in Explorer, -- It doesn't change icons.

    A picture:

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #23


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    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Hello,

    Thank you for your help with my research. I was able to follow the unblock steps, and it launched but it does not do folder wallpapers as you have mentioned. Thank you for teaching me.

    Unfortunately, I will continue to try and hunt for a application method that will make per-folder wallpapers to help our blind handicapped users see better. We have about 20 folders that east must have a color coded background, and we used to use Windows XP which automatically created a Desktop.ini/CustomizeThisFolder, and it worked well at the time. However not that XP support is ending we bought many PCs with Windows 8, and are desperately trying to figure out how to make each of the 20 folders have unique wallpapers to match the previous behaviour.

    I will update this thread if I find anything, or if you find anything please dont hesitate to post your results in this thread. On behalf of the American Foundation for the Blind, I thank you everyone for your help.

    Hopefully we can figure out how to do this.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1


    Good luck to you in your quest.
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  5. #25


    Rabwah
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Yes there is a program you can try


    Quote Originally Posted by animehunter123 View Post
    Hello, I tried to use W7FBC, but it does not seem to work on my machine. Here is a photo. My old XP machine has a lot of folders with customized backgrounds for our handicapped users (who cannot see with bad eyesight), so I am trying to find a way to make folder wallpapers.

    Any ideas? Thanks for all the commentsAttachment 27668
    window blinds is a super program that is a solution to your problem
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by animehunter123 View Post
    Hello, I tried to use W7FBC, but it does not seem to work on my machine. Here is a photo. My old XP machine has a lot of folders with customized backgrounds for our handicapped users (who cannot see with bad eyesight), so I am trying to find a way to make folder wallpapers.
    Is it possible you could run it all in a virtual m/c? Perhaps someone with more tech knowledge than me could advise
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  7. #27


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)

    Folder Backgrounds (on folder per folder basis)


    Hello everyone, I am still researching many solutions but no avail. As mentioned in the original post, my goal is Each Folder to have a different wallpaper. In windows XP, this was done via (right click > customize this folder wizard), in windows 7 this was done via (3rd party application: AveFolderBG, works perfect)... However in Windows 8, there is no known solution. Has anyone found any ideas for Windows 8 applications.



    Winblinds works but all the folders will have the same wallpaper, which will not help my problem. I need a different wallpaper for different folders to help those who are visually impared (handicapped). For example: MY music folder background = Yellow, My desktop folder background = green. I require this to be done via wallpapers and not folder icons.



    Does anyone have any guidance? On behalf of the blind/handicapped I send my thanks for any guidance or support
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  8. #28


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    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Ahhh! I think i might have a solution!




    The new version of AVEFolderWin7, works on Win8.1 and you have to right click the installer bat file and RUN as ADMINISTRATOR and reboot. Remember to never renam the bat file and the dlls ever again and reboot, then afteryou right click a folder you will now see a new tab for avefolder7. This is great! I got it from avefolderbg dot soft32 dot com slash /free-download/




    The good thing is it worked on win8.1. Now for my Win8.0 i will test later on but it should be good to go. This is great because ALL OF MY FOLDERS have a DESKTOP.ini file that was made in XP which already has all the pictures for each folder saved in DESKTOP.ini so im hoping that AVE will automatically see that and FIX IT UP! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY




    Thank you all!
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  9. #29


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)

    AveFolderBG (v1.0) works on Windows 8.1 with PER FOLDER BG


    On behalf of myself and future viewers, thank you to EVERYONE who helped with this thread. I found the solution, and...

    Attached it (it is freeware, thankfully!) to this thread in case it gets deleted from the web, because i could not find its developer website. Its basically a Batch file with a a DLL. Nothing special.


    I hope to share this with eightforums in case others who want PER FOLDER WALLPAPERS can use it.


    Enjoy!
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1
    Win xp / 7 / 8.1 / 10 / Android


    First of all thanks for keeping the thread up to date
    I've been looking for this solution since a long time, cause i have lots of folders with background allready.
    (But in Win8.1 I don't see them)

    Quote Originally Posted by animehunter123 View Post
    Ahhh! I think i might have a solution!

    The new version of AVEFolderWin7, works on Win8.1 and you have to right click the installer bat file and RUN as ADMINISTRATOR and reboot. Remember to never renam the bat file and the dlls ever again and reboot, then afteryou right click a folder you will now see a new tab for avefolder7. This is great! I got it from avefolderbg dot soft32 dot com slash /free-download/

    Thank you all!
    The new Version you mentioned is from 2010 ???
    And it did't work in my explorer :-(

    I get the explorer integration in the Properties Window of Explorer but if I apply the Properties the Explorer freeeze
    Have you any Idea?

    Edit:
    I have tried different Locations of the dll (without spaces / in programm files / in AppData )
    Please check if a restart of the whole system is necessary or if it also apply after restarting the Explorer App

    Edit:
    If I restart the Pc or the Explorer sometimes I see the Picture in the Explorer. But after a Folderchange its gone and never come back
    Is there a kind of "Aktiv Desktop" what covers the Picture?


    Thx in advance
    Last edited by Freak; 27 Jan 2015 at 16:12.
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