Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can't add folders for desktop wallpaper

19 Aug 2013   #11

Win 7 Ultim x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jedakiah View Post
I had the same problem. It turns out that the issues happened because I disabled Libraries. If like me you have done that, simply follow this guide for enabling libraries, reboot, then change your wallpaper folder location. If you are so inclined, you can safely disable Libraries following that same guide after you are happy with your wallpaper location.

thanks for shedding light i would have never guessed it had something to do with me using the disable tweak....

pcwizkid, heard of Acdsee 3.1? Argued by many including myself to be still the best image browser... makes changing wallpaper easy with right-click

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional (32 bit)

I have this problem, too, because I disabled libraries. However, enabling them in order to change the background image folder, and then disabling them again, is no solution to me. I'd like to switch between my several background folders quite often. Has anybody found a "real" solution yet, i.e. leaving libraries disabled AND being able to change the background folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2015   #13

Windows 8.1 AlienWare Edition 64bit

Alright, I signed up just to post for you guys since this is top result on google.

I had to goto my pictures folder, and right click an image > set as wallpaper. Then my images would show up in the Personalization section. I was having the exact problems you guys are.

Hopefully it works for you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2015   #14

windows 7

Thank you Lunchtime-a bunch!

This problem is very frustrating and Lunchtime so generously signed up to chime in with the Answer.

This tread should be marked as solved, I guess.

...and thanks for a great forum, life saver any time
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't add folders for desktop wallpaper

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Desktop Wallpaper Theme
I have "googled" and have not found one I like much. I am simply trying to change my wallpaper daily. I want to select a folder other than my pictures. I can live with what I found...just looking for another suggestion. Thank you..
Themes and Styles
Desktop wallpaper
Hi, My problem is that I can't 'show next background' on my windows home premium computer just one picture shows. I have dreamscape installed so decided to uninstall but still the problem is there. I have tried the suggested fixes eg. file scan, visual effects is selected 'adjust for best...
Question about Desktop WallPaper
I make my own desktop wallpaper, and I change it every month so as to have a new calendar, but I was wondering where does the old wallpaper go, I have never actually deleted anything, I just "save as" desktop, so is that going on top of the old wallpaper, Im just concerned that there is going to...
Themes and Styles
Custom Desktop Wallpaper
Hi, I was wondering if someone doesn't mind having a go a creating me a 'JDobbsy1987' binary themed desktop background? I would like either the below images or something similar with JDobbsy1987 incorporated into them somehow :D I have done a little bit of GFX editing but lack skill...
Chillout Room
Can't have desktop wallpaper
I had my wallpaper set as one that changes every 3 minutes or so. I set it up Wednesday, but yesterday when I put my 2nd monitor on to watch a movie, the wallpaper disappeared and went blank. I thought it did this just because it wouldn't work with 2 monitors enabled, but when I turned the 2nd...
Animated Desktop Wallpaper
I heard that they disabled the animated desktop option in vista and seven? Is there a registry fix for this kind of problem?

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App