How can I set a background picture for Windows Explorer toolbars in Windows XP and Windows 2000?

A. To configure a background for Windows Explorer toolbars, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New - String Value.
  4. Enter a name of BackBitmapShell, and press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, set it to the name and location of the bitmap file you want to use for your background (e.g., c:\windows\zapotec.bmp), and click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.
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