Managing Files, Folders, and Search Methods

The Customize This Folder wizard allows you to choose and edit folder templates, preview and set the background picture, define colors for the file name and background, and add a comment for the folder that can be viewed when an HTML template is used to display folder contents. The wizard creates a hidden Desktop.ini file and a hidden folder containing the folder settings.

Using the Customize This Folder Wizard

  1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, click the folder you want to customize.

  2. Click the View menu, and then click Customize This Folder .

Using Web View with the Wizard

Enable Web view on the General tab of the Folder Options dialog box. With Web view enabled, use the Customize This Folder wizard to set the folder's background to any image file format, such as .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .dib, .png, .art, and .xif files. The background image is seen by anyone who accesses the folder.

Web view works by applying HTML templates to folder views. Some of the default folder templates are stored in %windir%\web and are hidden files. For example, the Folder.htt file is the template that is applied to most folders. Be careful not to delete or move these files.



In Windows 98, you could enable Web content for individual folders. In Windows 2000, Web content is either enabled or disabled for all folders.