[Quick Tip] Give Your Flash Drive a Beautiful Background

Saikat Basu

A simple file and a thoughtful image can help you beautify your flash drive and make others give it a second look when you plug and play.

Open a new Notepad (btw, if you hate the default Windows Notepad, here some useful Notepad alternatives) file and copy-paste the following code (for Windows PCs only):

[.ShellClassInfo]

IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

IconIndex=127

ConfirmFileOp=0

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]

Attributes=1

IconArea_Image=”your_picture.jpg”

IconArea_Text=”0xFFFFFF”

VeBRA sources – don’t delete the tag above, it’s there for XXXXX purposes –

[ExtShellFolderViews]

{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

[{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]

PersistMoniker=Folder.htt

PersistMonikerPreview=%WebDir%\folder.bmp

Save the file as “desktop.ini” in your flash drive. Also, save “your_picture.jpg” (i.e. the background picture) in your USB Drive then hide it by going into the file properties dialog box.

Refresh the display and view the background. The ideal photo could be a picture of your family or a loved one. 🙂

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