[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.

Flash Drive Background

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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