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Windows 7: Desktop background???

27 Dec 2011   #1
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 
Desktop background???

Could someone please show me in which folder the desktop backgrounds (or themes) reside in? If you could please show me the path i.e. c/windows......Thanks


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27 Dec 2011   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization or right click on the desktop down at the bottom.
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27 Dec 2011   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

C:, Windows, Resources, Themes
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27 Dec 2011   #4
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titi2 View Post
Could someone please show me in which folder the desktop backgrounds (or themes) reside in? If you could please show me the path i.e. c/windows......Thanks
Here you go,

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper

Themes,

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Installed themes are in,

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

Appdata is a hidden folder,

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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27 Dec 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Titi,


For themes: Theme - Change or Save
Note   Note

My Themes is your current theme. These .theme files are located in the hidden C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.

Aero Themes are the Windows Aero themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.

Basic and High Contrast Themes are the Windows 7 Basic, Windows Classic, High Contrast #1, High Contrast #2, High Contrast Black, and High Contrast White themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder.

Regional Themes - See: Themes - Regional




For desktop backgrounds: Desktop Background - Change
Note   Note

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper

and

To select another regional wallpaper in steps 3 and 4 below:
  • Unhide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.NOTE: This will be steps 2 and 4 at that link.
  • Browse to C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT.
  • Open a MCT-(AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) folder for the regional wallpaper that you want.
    NOTE: AU (Australia), CA (Canada), GB (United Kingdom), US (United States), and ZA (South Africa).
  • Open the folder with the name (ex: Australia) for the region area.
    NOTE: Once you have browsed to the selected regional wallpaper location, it will be listed in the Picture location drop down menu to select from next time.
  • Select the wallpaper in step 4 below.
    Hide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.
    NOTE: This will be steps 3 and 5 at that link.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2011   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

My bad. Folders not the same as location in CPL
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27 Dec 2011   #7
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
C:, Windows, Resources, Themes
That certainly helps a lot. Thanks. Happy Holidays!
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