Windows is a brilliant operating system offering various features to people for enhancing, upgrading and boosting the capability of the person working on it. The operating system is developed by Microsoft and has made a significant mark in the technological industry through the innovations and products made by them for the people. Windows operating system is upgraded and changes are made after an interval of time and released for the people with the development done. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are among the operating systems released with upgrades and changes for the people to enhance the efficiency and performance of the system.

You can customize the Windows folders according to your choice and preferences from default. The customization will enhance the look and appearance of the Windows operating system. Many are bored and tiresome from the default white and blue background, the change of appearance will make them to have entirely new and different look from the present one. There are separate methods for changing the folder background in Windows 7 and 8 due to presence of differences in their user interface and working on the machine.


Methods of Changing the Folder Background in Windows 7 and 8:

Method 1: For Windows 7

For changing the folder background in Windows 7 operating system, you have to download the Windows 7 Folder Background Changer application for doing so.

After downloading the application, install it and run the program as administrator. Select the browse and choose for the folder that is to be changed. Then click on the ‘change background image’ and browse for the image to be made as background for the folder. Select the black color for the color of the text for the folder.

If you want to make this to be same as for the sub-folder, select the Apply to Sub folders.


Method 2: For Windows 8 and 8.1

The software doing the change in folder background in Windows 7 operating system is not supported for Windows 8 and 8.1. You have to download another software for changing it. Download the WindowsBlinds application from Stardock, it is a paid application but a 30-day trial is available on the site. Download and install the software. Open the application after rebooting your system, select the Continue Trial option.

Open the Backgrounds tab present on the right-side tab, after that select the Explorer Background tab and click the texture according to your choice. There will be ‘create texture’ option present for selecting the file for choosing as the File Explorer Background. Select the image and there will be an option for selecting the portion or selecting the image as a whole.


After this, select the Apply Style option for making the changes to be applied. WindowsBlinds will change the Folder background by restarting the explorer.

How to Change Folder Background in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1
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