Windows 10: How do I add folder background on fav folders using ave folder

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  1. Posts : 2,232
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       19 Oct 2015 #11

    Have you tried to change the Folder picture in Folder properties? See picture bellow...

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  2. Posts : 10
    Multiboot: Win10 Pro x64, 8.1WMC, 7 Ultimate
       19 Oct 2015 #12

    He's not trying to change the folder icon.
    AVE folder background was a great tool that would let you set images as the folder background in an open folder. You could also change the text color. It was a great app that I really miss. It doesn't work in windows 8 and up.
    I still have it and it works on my win 7 partition.

    Ave's Vista Apps: Vista Folder Background
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       19 Oct 2015 #13

    I suggested that because I remembered doing something similar from folder properties in Windows 7 without third-party utilities. Not sure if it works for Windows 8 and 10 though. But in Windows 7 you could set a picture as the background of an open folder.
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    Multiboot: Win10 Pro x64, 8.1WMC, 7 Ultimate
       19 Oct 2015 #14

    spapakons said: View Post
    I suggested that because I remembered doing something similar from folder properties in Windows 7 without third-party utilities. Not sure if it works for Windows 8 and 10 though. But in Windows 7 you could set a picture as the background of an open folder.
    I wish it was that easy but it hasn't worked since win 7. AVE was just an even easier way to do it.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       19 Oct 2015 #15

    Have you tried AVE in Windows 7 compatibility mode? Probably you have, but I just say it in case you didn't.
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  6.    19 Oct 2015 #16

    Have tried every possible workaround that i as a non coder could've tried but it only works when i have properties pop up info box opened. As soon as I close the box the background again vanishes. It seems something in Win8 and Win10 forces ave folder injection dll to shutdown or something.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       19 Oct 2015 #17

    I searched with Google and found this link. Not sure if it applies to Windows 10.
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    Multiboot: Win10 Pro x64, 8.1WMC, 7 Ultimate
       19 Oct 2015 #18

    Kratos said: View Post
    Have tried every possible workaround that i as a non coder could've tried but it only works when i have properties pop up info box opened. As soon as I close the box the background again vanishes. It seems something in Win8 and Win10 forces ave folder injection dll to shutdown or something.
    I see what you mean. I installed it on 10. My customization's are still there from years ago since I have have partitions and multiboot. As long as I leave that window with the folder background tab open it works.
    But it seems to not respond when I set an image as background and hit apply. I remember that happening when win8 first came out. But the background image is still set.
    Seems like it wouldn't be that hard to fix since it is working. Just that VistaFolderBackground.dll would need to be modified. I can't program. We need one of you smart programmers to take a look Anyone up for the challenge?
    http://www.aveapps.com/AveFolderBg.zip


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  9. Posts : 115
    windows 10 pro X64 1607
       19 Oct 2015 #19

    Hi all

    Sadly , there is no easy way or possible way to set a picture as explorer background but using:

    - either directory opus ( as you may see on my screen )

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    - or tweak with some tools like resource hacker / vista style builder
    ( like the theme I made under win 7 with custom start menu background for deviantart )

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    But under win 10 , this seem very tough to locate the editable parts with vista style builder , so I gave up for the moment and wait like you for another windows 7 background changer like

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    Multiboot: Win10 Pro x64, 8.1WMC, 7 Ultimate
       19 Oct 2015 #20

    Well I will keep using AVEFolderBG with the tab open on a secondary monitor for now. I can live with the little crash.
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