Folder Background Changer – Use Images As Background For Folders In Windows 7 & Vista [Customization]

imageWindows 7 has a number of options to customize your PC to your liking. You can take this personalization even further with other applications.

The folder background changer is a portable freeware which lets put any image as background for any folder  you want. It not limited to background image and has other options like changing text colors for the files and using shadows for the Icons inside the folder.

We have previously written about such applications. Some let you change the Logon screen image for Windows 7 computer and others let you customize the Send to option in the Right-Click menu.

Folder Background Changer For Windows 7:

This nifty freeware that lets Windows 7 users use any wallpaper or image as background for any folder on the computer. It also lets you select the appropriate text colour for files inside the folder. It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows 7.

How To Use Folder Background Changer:

Once you download the software, extract the contents of the ZIP file. Right click on the program file and choose “Run as Administrator”

Run Program As Administration

If you run this tool for the first time, it should restart Windows Explorer. This might not happen on 64 bit version of Windows 7. In this case we will manually need to restart explorer.

The main windows of the program is easy to understand. Once its running choose the folder for which you need to change the image, by clicking Browse.

Folder Background Changer for Windows 7

The Uninstall option is handy. Anytime you need remove any changes made by this software, just click the Uninstall button.

Select the required image by clicking Change Background Image once you have selected the folder.

Chnage Folder Image and Text Color

You can also select the text colour  for files located in the folder. If you want same image to be used for all sub folders , select the option which says  “Apply To Sub Folders”.

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.

Once you choose all the correct option the image should start showing in the background of your selected folder.

Folder background set

If your image is not set, open Windows task manager and end explorer.exe process and restart it.  The image would be applied one your restart Windows Explorer.

The icon view looks great with the background image.

Folder background Image with Big Icons

Download Folder Background Changer for Windows 7:

Go ahead try out this cool freeware.

Download Folder Background Changer.



  • http://www.facebook.com/kyntoxicity Kynt Sayson

    didnt run correctly in win7

  • http://www.facebook.com/yasin.kh Yasin Kh

    IT DOESN’T WORK.