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Windows 7: background image lost


04 Jun 2011   #1

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background image lost

i had an image(unk format) i downloaded from the net, i made it my desktop background. i took a picture of my grandson and replaced the image with it. I decided to put the image back and am unable to find it. Windows 7 os, sony vaio. I've looked all the places i could think. is the image lost or still on my computer? Any help appreciated.


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04 Jun 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome rreff

Do you remember the name of the image or the website you got if from ?

It's probably still on your computer, just what folder you downloaded to ?
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04 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello rref, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you did make that image your desktop background, you might go back and look in the Picture Location drop down menu in the Desktop Background window to see if the image's location may still be listed there to select it from to help give you an idea where it may be.

background image lost-picture_location.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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04 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome rref, another thought, as I've done this too
If none of the above helps...
If you are on a website, right click an image and set to desktop background, it is save to a temp folder. when you change the picture, your one from the net goes poof.
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05 Jun 2011   #5

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background image lost

Thanx to all for the replies, i was afraid that the poof thing was the answer.
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05 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry to hear that.
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05 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, sorry. The next time you find an awsome image on the net, save it first, then make it a background. You'll have it always then. Leave it in the original saved-to folder.
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05 Jun 2011   #8

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solved background image lost

Excellent thought, i've just followed your advice on the new but not as good image i have now. Thanx
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05 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hopefully you will find the good one that you had before again soon.
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05 Jun 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quite welcome.
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