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How to change background color of Folders in Windows 7


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#1 karagarga

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:36 AM

 I realize this is probly not the right forum to use but I need some advice. Is it possible to change the folders normal white background from white to say an off blue color. The reason is white just seems to hurt my eyes too much. Someone told me in order to do this I may need to refresh my skills at C++ and then it would also void any warrentees I have but since I built my own system it does not apply to me. On the other hand it may Not be possible at all ? Ed



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

I don't think it would void any warranties. It's like saying you cannot change your background image because that's changing something.

 

I think it may be possible to do what you want although it may be somewhere in the registry. I have no idea where and I can only suggest that you Google it.

I must add, if you do decide to go ahead and modify your registry please ensure you back it up before hand.

 

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

Hi,

 

You could try this program, you'd just need to download a picture of the colour you wanted for the background and if you wanted all folders then you'd need to select your root drive (most likely C:) and select the Apply To Sub Folders option.

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Here is a link to the Windows7 Help Forums containing lots of good info related to your subject.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/35024-change-folder-background-color-free.html



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

 Unfortunatly "xXToffeeXx" it does not work on my system. That would have solved my problem though.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:57 AM

 Unfortunatly "xXToffeeXx" it does not work on my system. That would have solved my problem though.

What error are you getting out of interest? Have you tried running it as administrator?

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

It brings up a window and appears to work but when I refresh the window it disappears and tried to install it in different folders ,reboot but still does not work. It is exactly what I wanted though.






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