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Folder Customisation

You can customise the background image, icons and other folder attributes (as displayed in explorer) with a custom action that uses "SHGetSetFolderCustomSettings()" or you can also do the following:

  1. Set the SYSTEM attribute on the folder.

  2. Create a "desktop.ini" file with correct entries. I'd create one via explorer and use it as a guide.

  3. Install "desktop.ini" in the folder and change its attributes to HIDDEN and READ-ONLY.

Another file of use is "folder.htt" which is the web view folder template.


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