Customize USB Drive Wallpaper on Windows XP

February 2017


Adding a custom image background to your USB key is a fun and personal way to enhance the look of your pendrive. This article will teach you how to customize the wallpaper of your USB device using a JPG image.

N.B. This article is specific to computers running Windows XP.

Set Custom Image Background on USB Key

Open your Notepad and copy and paste the following code into your document:
[.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 and then copy the file to your USB key.

The next step is to simply copy the photo you'd like to use as wallpaper to your flash drive. Once done, refresh your flash drive. Your new wallpaper should be shown once the folder reloads.

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Published by aakai1056. Latest update on April 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM by ChristinaCCM.
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