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insert image on the background of drive

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    insert image on the background of drive


    hi guys
    is it possible to insert an image on the background of a drive for example C drive in win8?

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Here is an example to replace the icon for C drive to be Windows shield.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,1"

    Just make an ICO file of the drive with a background image.
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    thanks my friend but i do not want to change the drive icon
    i want to add a picture on the background of the drive.i mean when open the drive , i see that picture on the background
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    San Jose - California
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    Sorry, misunderstood your question.
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    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    What do you want the back ground to be?

    Not sure if you can change the back ground. I don't think there is one, its a icon. Just create a new picture of the existing one but with a new back ground.
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    You could do it in XP, by editing the desktop.ini file.

    I don't think that feature is supported in more recent versions of Windows.
    I haven't tried it though.
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