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

  1. #1


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

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


    Hello,

    This is my first post to this forum. I really enjoy reading everyone's comments and wanted to thank you for hosting this forum.

    Question: Does anyone know how to enable Folder Backgrounds in Windows 8 on a "PER FOLDER BASIS"? Windows XP,2000 could do this by default, and Windows 7 could do this with a 3rd party application.

    This is the only remaining thing I would like to do in Windows 8, is to make Folder Backgrounds. (This is because my handicapped eyesight works a lot easier if I have folder wallpapers to help me with my work). Can anyone provide guidance on how to do this?

    Below is a photo of what I am trying to do. See how the regular folder has a wallpaper picture?
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wi9-K60qsY...+Changer-1.png

    Thank you very much,
    Regards
    Sabin





    Edit: Solved the problem! See post repaste:
    Ah, I was able to create a different wallpaper for each folder now. Note, that Winblinds Does NOT do this, and the developer said they would eventually. Thus,

    ...
    I found another freeware called AveFolderBG (which at the time of this post didnt work on Win8, but now it works on Win8!). I 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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    Last edited by animehunter123; 11 Jan 2015 at 18:33.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1




    Get it here if you would like to try it. Note: See the title of video that claims it works on Win 8 as well:

    Download W7FBC.zip free - Windows 7 Folder Background Changer
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    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Hello,

    Thank you for your quick response. That video shows another application, but this is not compatible with Windows 8. I was not able to use that software to create folder wallpapers in Windows 8. It only works in Windows 7.

    Here is my computer os, and hardware. (This is from Start > Powershell)

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).Name
    Microsoft Windows 8.0 Enterprise|C:\Windows|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).OSArchitecture
    64-bit

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).CSName
    momsHomeComputer

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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by animehunter123 View Post
    Hello,

    Thank you for your quick response. That video shows another application, but this is not compatible with Windows 8. I was not able to use that software to create folder wallpapers in Windows 8. It only works in Windows 7.

    Here is my computer os, and hardware. (This is from Start > Powershell)

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).Name
    Microsoft Windows 8.0 Enterprise|C:\Windows|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).OSArchitecture
    64-bit

    PS C:\Users\bob.mitchenson\desktop> (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).CSName
    momsHomeComputer

    That application requires Net Framework 3.5. Was that the roadblock or did it just not work with 3.5 installed?
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  5. #5


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


    Like this ?
    I like gray silk.
    I could have used others.

    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Like this ?
    I like gray silk.
    I could have used others.

    Click image for larger version
    Hello friend,

    Did you forget the solution or are you waiting for the OP to respond?
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  7. #7


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


    I was waiting.
    The solution is Window Blinds for Windows 8.

    Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I was waiting.
    The solution is Window Blinds for Windows 8.

    Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds
    Didn't mean to rush you but I am a curious sort. I owe you one for that but I have to wait a bit.

    Cheers!
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  9. #9


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


    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 commentsClick image for larger version
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  10. #10


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Interesting you are using ubuntu 9.10.

    Any reason you haven't got a more recent version? Just curious.
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