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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

USB Memory Stick Customization - Backgrounds, text color and icons [Including Sub-Folders]

Today i am going to show you how to customize your memory stick.

OK, so you want a nice background in your folder or USB memory stick? first of all you need to do the following:

Go to the folder you want to have the background on and create a file called “desktop.ini”. Open desktop.ini and paste the following text:






You then need to change “bg.jpg” to the path of your image. iconarea_text changes the color of the text in your folder. You can change FFFFFF to any HTML color code you want to use.

Then you need to make desktop.ini and your image file hiden, to do this, right click the file, hit proporties and set the attribute hidden as ticked.

Now right click inside the root folder of your memory stick and click refresh. You will now see the changes you have made.

Now, if you want to do the same for subfolders, this is a little more difficult. Do the same for the subfolder as you did for the root folder. You will notice that the changes do not work. You need to set the folder with the system attribute.

To do this, open a command window and type the following:

Do this for each folder you want the changes to work on.

I use this to add an image to my memory stick with a number to call in case it is found by someone.

Now, if you want an icon you need to create a new file in your root folder called ‘autorun.inf’ and inside it put:


Replace ‘icon.ico’ with your icon image.

You have successfully customized your memory stick :D If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and i will try to help you.


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