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

  1. #31


    Can't get this to work.
    I installed it as Admin, even got the extra tab under "Customize this folder ..."
    When I select an image the preview just stays white, same result after apply or OK,
    Even did a reboot, after image selection, just to be sure, no joy also.

    Only one time got an desktop.ini created in a folder, but that was also useless.
    All other times the desktop.ini was not even created.

    Too bad, would have liked this.
    Guess I will just have to change the registry color to soften the white, as a last resort.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1
    Windows8 64bit


    Excuse me, I know this post has been a while now, but I really hope someone could explain to me how the AveFolderBGW works after I download it? Does it mean if I have the AveFolderBGW, I can now used W7FBC in windows8? I'm sorry I'm such a noob in these computer's matters so I kinda need step to step lead
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  3. #33


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    AveFolderBG


    Hello,


    Animehunter, how can i make it work on Windows 8.1 ? iv'e done all the the step's but it does not work. help please
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  4. #34


    Delhi
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Has anyone else managed to do this? I really need to make this work because I have 100s of folder backgrounds from Windows 7 in desktop.ini format and I can't get used to the blank white background in my favourite folders.

    Please, can anyone help me with this? Using Win 8.1.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 is the worst


    I can't believe there still isn't a relevant solution to this problem (WindowBlinds is NOT a solution). None of the mentioned solutions in the thread work on Windows 8.1 and there aren't any available anywhere else on the web, to this date. I don't understand it. This, and the fact that Windows 10 does away with Windows Media Center are the 2 reasons I will downgrading back to Windows 7 at the earliest chance.
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  6. #36


    Delhi
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I really like Windows 10 and i'm glad i upgraded it. However this win7 folder background tweak also dosen't work on Win10. I sorely miss this.
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  7. #37


    Delhi
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by kidjesus View Post
    I can't believe there still isn't a relevant solution to this problem (WindowBlinds is NOT a solution). None of the mentioned solutions in the thread work on Windows 8.1 and there aren't any available anywhere else on the web, to this date. I don't understand it. This, and the fact that Windows 10 does away with Windows Media Center are the 2 reasons I will downgrading back to Windows 7 at the earliest chance.
    Hey bro! I figured it out. I download the avefolder from this link and used the 64-bit one and now all my folders are working. Although i had to manually set the background for the each one again (right click>properties>folder background tab) as they didn't read the old desktop.ini files automatically as was the case with Win 7.

    I'm using Win 10 though but i'm sure it will work on Win 8.1 as well. Check this screenshot for proof:



    okay i see there's no need to do it again for all previously working folders from Win 7. All i had to do was remove the read only option from these files\folders.
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  8. #38


    Delhi
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    hmm...there seems to be a problem with this. The read only square box reappears and after sometime the background disappears. If i remove the read only, they appear again but when read only comes back again they again vanish. This is frustrating...

    update:
    It seems folder background only works when you have opened up the properties windows of any folder containing the desktop.ini file. As soon as you close the properties box, the backgrounds disappear shortly after 2-5 seconds. So it seems something is causing it to shutdown or something...
    Last edited by Kratos; 04 Aug 2015 at 08:41.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 1
    Windows


    I am having the same issue as Kratos with the release build of Windows 10 (x64). A workaround is to bring up the property sheet of any folder and drag it off till it's almost invisible. Maybe some scripting gurus can come up wit a script to do this and make the property sheet window invisible so this can be done at startup. Or better still, hopefully the OP will release an update that keeps whatever needs to be kept in memory when the property sheet is closed.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kidjesus View Post
    I can't believe there still isn't a relevant solution to this problem (WindowBlinds is NOT a solution). None of the mentioned solutions in the thread work on Windows 8.1 and there aren't any available anywhere else on the web, to this date. I don't understand it. This, and the fact that Windows 10 does away with Windows Media Center are the 2 reasons I will downgrading back to Windows 7 at the earliest chance.
    Hey bro! I figured it out. I download the avefolder from this link and used the 64-bit one and now all my folders are working. Although i had to manually set the background for the each one again (right click>properties>folder background tab) as they didn't read the old desktop.ini files automatically as was the case with Win 7.

    I'm using Win 10 though but i'm sure it will work on Win 8.1 as well. Check this screenshot for proof:



    okay i see there's no need to do it again for all previously working folders from Win 7. All i had to do was remove the read only option from these files\folders.
    Thanks for the update! However, it appears you're still having some issues. Hopefully someone who knows a whole lot more about coding than we can resolve this in the near future...
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