Every Windows user is aware of Windows Explorer or file explorer that we all use to browse and manage files/folders. Users who often use the Explorer always complain about the default white background of the Explorer and want to change the default background color to a new color that is easy on eyes.
While Windows allows changing file or folder icons, it doesn’t let you change the default background color of the Explorer. While it’s possible to set a custom picture as Explorer background in Windows XP without installing a third-party tool, the workaround doesn’t work in Windows 7.
So Windows 7 users have to go for third-party tools to change the default color of Windows Explorer background. If you’re looking to have a custom background for the Explorer, you can now use a free tool named Windows 7 Folder Background Changer.
Change Windows 7 folder background
Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a standalone tool for Windows 7 to change the default white background of folders with ease. The tool is fantastic and is the only available for Windows 7 to change the folder background image with a click.
With the Folder Background Changer, one can change the folder background as well as folder or file text color. The tool also lets you apply the changes to sub folders. Please note that one needs to run this tool as an administrator (right-click on the tool and select Run as administrator option) to run it without any errors.
Download, extract the contents and run W7FBC (.exe) with administrator rights to start customizing folder background and text color. First, select the destination folder that you want to change the background, click the Change Background Image button to select your custom image. You can revert to the default background by clicking the Remove Background Image button.
Note that it doesn’t let you set a solid color as Explorer background. And, if you want to change folder color, please refer our change folder color with Rainbow Folders article.
NOTE: If you’re having issues with this tool, we recommend you check out AveFolderBg tool.