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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer

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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a free tiny portable tool that allows you to change any folder's background & text color in Windows 7/Vista.

How to use:


  1. Run the tool as administrator. If you have run this tool for the first time then it will restart Explorer.

  2. Click on Browse and browse for the folder of which you want to change the background/text color.

  3. Click on Change Background Image and browse for the image that you want to set as the background of the folder.

  4. Click on the Black color rectangle and select the color that you want to set as the text color of the folder.

  5. If you want to display a shadow under the text of all the items in the folder, select Show Shadow Under Text. This option will only work with icons view.

  6. If you want the style of this folder to be applied to all the sub-folders, select Apply To Sub Folders.



Credit goes to Andreas Verhoven for the original dll hook.
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abdulhaseebaamer's avatar
well I installed it ran it without administrator obviously didn't worked but then ran it with administrator it worked, but it destroyed the whole view of it.  narrowing the space between folders and other stuff i tried to uninstall it by  control panel but couldn't find it then deleted all setup files because I didn't knew where it was installed. but then came across that file w7fbc in Local disk c>windows. tried to del it but it says that it is running in another program. the I thought why don't I install it again and see what happens but then I saw uninstall button and I pressed it and background is removed but computer is still slow, folders are still narrowed and that w7fbc is still at it's place. what I have to do now?
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WIN7TBARStudent Digital Artist
Well Done! :D
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MirajaneS23Student Digital Artist
can you please make a version compatible with windows 10?
veloved48's avatar
bisa dipakai untuk windows 10 ngga gan ?
linguaccia22's avatar
Please do an update to be compatible with Windows 10 please !!!
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dongfairyHobbyist General Artist
0 stars - Used and gave my folders a bug??? I have a new computer and I was using a different version of the same tool on my old one, but I found this and used it on a new, virus free Windows 7 computer, only for it to add a bug to all my folders, even the ones that didnt have backgrounds set. This doesnt let me click on anything in the folder or in subfolders. Plus, the uninstall button doesn't work.
Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
Click the Uninstall button, in the error popup click Continue, click the Uninstall button again.
prowler2008's avatar
This is an old post glad it was here I had a brain fart when trying to restore all my fonts back to default color, honestly though the uninstall button should say Restore Default Settings and yea it reverts everything back to default, in my case I had changed a lot of my font color manually with this program and I needed to put it back to default :) thanks lol
milkerwin's avatar
Hi there,
first i want to thanks, also on behalf of my eyes, for this nifty little program. I have run out of fun "Windows 7 Folder Background Changer" under Windows 8.1. In some folders i have still the desktop.ini with the information for AVEFolder.
Now i have found out something strange. If I use the mouse scroll or scrollbar in the explorer window/folder, my old folder background appears. Thats great. But only as long as i have open that folder. This gives me some hope that it will still be possible to change the background on Windows 8.1 file explorer. These white windows blinds me too much and I get wrinkles on the face, because I always have to squint.
bigbjarrell's avatar
windows cannot access path Please help 
linguaccia22's avatar
when it will be compatible with Windows 8.1?
difoolmertel's avatar
it seems that subfolders doesn't work for me, i have windows 7 family premium version x64 .... but the parent folder works.... great app btw :)
vugiang's avatar
AMAZING tool! Big tks :)
linguaccia22's avatar
is compatible with windows 8?
of program that you can use for windows 8?
rapnor's avatar
It doesn't work for me, I Followed the introducing, but didn't do nothing.
Please help, what is the problem?
Thanks!
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DareDevilArtHobbyist Digital Artist
just like to pre warn ppl that use this app, it crashed my explorer causing major issues need to refresh every time I opened a folder! My O.S is win7 professional x64
kishan I love you apps but this one caused more head aches than it was worth please review and fix these major issues
Zenade's avatar
Hi, I doesn't work with me i tried many times with the suggestions you gave to others. I am using windows 7 Starter though, maybe it doesn't support it?
RXHMR's avatar
RXHMRHobbyist General Artist
I NEED THAT FOR WIN 8 ANY HELP ?
ynuance's avatar
It has a bug.
when i set a picture as background , i can not double click a file/folder to open it when the window lost focus.
when i uninstall this program , i cound double click on a file/folder which is lost focus.
cmumaugh's avatar
Okay wheres the download link
SUNNYKOM's avatar
i like this......
SUNNYKOM's avatar
i have downloaded this file but i can not apply picture in my subfolder, actually the above W7FBC box have only two option but i got one more option ...below that two option..i got "Uninstall" option...... How can i do this......please answer me...
meRsaaD's avatar
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks man...
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