USB Hack: Background Image for USB Window

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a background image for the USB window upon connection of your USB storage device?  This simple, quick USB hack will show you how to create a background image.  In this example, I inserted the GetUSB logo at the bottom of my USB window, like this:

usb background image

To perform this simply copy the following information: [ExtShellFolderViews] {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] Attributes=1 IconArea_Image=your background picture Change: the IconArea_Image= to the name of your jpeg file…I did: getusb.jpg Next, save the code above as desktop.ini Last: place the ini file and the jpg file in the root of your USB drive. Refresh or reconnect your device and …bamb…USB background image done.  Tip:  The image will repeat so when creating the jpeg be sure to leave plenty of white space in your image file.  I used a canvas size of 800 x 800 pixels and placed the GetUSB logo near the bottom.

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Rich Gates

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