How to set up a folder background. The White background applied by default to Windows folder windows and macOS have you literally tired of it? Would you like to customize it by choosing the color to apply or even using an image as a background?

In the following paragraphs, I will explain how to set a folder background both in Windows and MacOS in an extremely simple and fast way. I already anticipate that in the operating system There is no "standard" feature distributed by Microsoft that allows you to do this, but it is possible to remedy it thanks to some third-party solutions. On macOS, on the other hand, it is possible to change the background color of folders and even configure an image as such without installing any program.

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How to set a folder background in Windows

Wants set a background for Windows folders ? As I mentioned earlier, Microsoft's operating system doesn't include a feature that allows you to do this, so you'll be forced to turn to third-party solutions.

QTTabBar

One solution you should try to set a custom background color for Windows folders is QTTabBar - A free extension for Windows File Explorer that allows you to customize the background of folders effectively.

The program can also be downloaded in Windows 7, but the function to change the background color of folders is only available for Windows 8.x and Windows 10.

To download QTTabBar, first connected to the program's website, click on the link QTTabBar see xxxx located at the entrance Download and wait for the download to complete.

At the end of the download, extract the content present in the archive zip once downloaded, launch the executable QTTabBar.exe, Click the button yes and follow the wizard to complete the setup.

Then press the button siguiente twice in a row, wait for the installation procedure to complete successfully and then click the button output.

After installing QTTabBar, start the File Browser Windows (the icon of yellow folder found in the lower left corner of the taskbar), click on the tab view located at the top and, in the menu that appears, press the button Options located on the right and then select items QT command bar y QTTabBar from the menu that opens.

You should now see the QTTabBar toolbar at the top of File Explorer (and whatever folders you are going to open).

Then click on the icon gear show on screen and in the window QTTabBar options that opens click the item appearance (the icon of the eye located in the sidebar on the left).

Then click on the Folder view located at the top, place the check mark on the article Base background color, select a background color for active and inactive windows by clicking the buttons Choose color placed immediately below the wording asset e inactive, and then press the button apply.

Click on navigation, mark the item Color  and press the button Choose color to select the background color for the navigation pane located to the left of each folder.

If you want, also choose the color of the text in relation to the name of the folders by placing the check mark on the item text and then choose the color you prefer (always using the button Choose color ).

For, save these changes too, click the button apply and in to accept.

If the changes you just made in the background of the folder are not visible, restart your PC and the game will be ready.

Of course, if necessary, you can remove the QTTabBar from Windows File Explorer in the same way that you activated it.

All you have to do is go to the tab view from the file browser, press thebutton. Options located on the right and uncheck the items QT command bar y QTTabBar from the menu that opens.

If, on the other hand, you want to restore the default white background applied to folders, go back to QTTabBar settings and uncheck the items you selected earlier ( Base background color, Background color, Text colorEtc.).

How to set a folder background on macOS

Use a Mac ? In this case, know that in macOS you can set a background for folders without downloading program Of third parties.

The operating system of desk In fact, Apple has a convenient feature that lets you customize folders by changing the background color and even setting an image to use as a "wallpaper."

To change the background color of folders in macOS, open the folder you want to customize and turn on the icon display by clicking the symbol four squares located at the top of the open window.

Now, right-click (or double-click the Touch panel) on an "empty" point in the window and select the item Show display options from the context menu.

In the box that opens, locate the section fondo (below), select option color, press the white square and, using the colors that appears on the screen to choose the color with which you want to customize the selected folder. Almost like magic, the background color of the folder will instantly change.

If you want to apply the color you have chosen as the background also to the subfolders that are inside the folder you have customized, press the button Use as default. The changes will take effect immediately.

Do you want to set a picture as the background of a folder? You can do this too.

Open the folder you want to customize, activate the icon view by clicking on the four squares located at the top of the open window, right-click (or click with two fingers on the touchpad) on an "empty" spot in the open window, and from the menu that opens, select Show display options.

In the box that appears on the screen, look for the section fondo, select the option image and drag the image you want to use as a background into the box Drag the image here.

To avoid leaving blank spaces, I suggest you use an image that is the same size as the background of the folder.

Alternatively, you can resize the background image you want to use (if you don't know how to do it, read the guide where I explain how to proceed) or just resize the folder window by placing your mouse cursor on one of its four sides and using the arrows that appear on the screen to enlarge or reduce the window and adapt it to the image.

If you want to apply the image you have chosen as the background also to the subfolders that are inside the folder you just customized, press the button Use as default and the changes will be applied in an instant.

If you decide to go back to your steps and restore the default white background applied to macOS folders, open the folder whose background has changed, configure the icon display, right-click on an "empty" part of the open window, select the item Show display options and select the option target of the box that opens.