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Windows 7: Can't change my desktop background

07 Jun 2012   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now that you have reran the WEI, can you change your background?

Since SFC could not fix all corrupt files, a repair install may be in order.

Repair Install


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07 Jun 2012   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
In the cases 2 and 3, SFC stores the results in the CBS.log which you find in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. This is a massive file of approximately 5MB and if you care to see it all, you must send CBS.log to one of your own folders from where you can double click on it. It will then open with Notepad. Note: You cannot open it inside the CBS folder. You will get an Access denied message.
Make the CBS.log useable

A Guy
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12 Jun 2012   #13
shortnana47

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

After all is said and done, I still can't change the desktop picture BUT currently it's just gray and that suits me just fine. MUCH better than the pic my daughter had stuck on there. LOL Thanks for trying folks but I'm just not up to taking it apart and redoing anything.
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11 Sep 2012   #14
milenetoda

Windows 7 Professional - 32bits
 
 

Thanks AbluMarlin, it worked for me too.
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01 Nov 2012   #15
michalos

windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AbluMarlin View Post
Perform the following.

a. Press theWindows Logo Key+R to open the Run box.


b.Copy and paste the following path into the box, then pressOK:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\


c. Delete theTranscodedWallpaper.jpg file, and then try tochange your theme again.

Iam a microsoft Engineer, this has happen to me. let me know if this works.


I have the exact same problem, but in windows 8. I deleted the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg but it didn't help. As i can see your solution worked great for windows 7. Do you know what i have to do in windows 8? thanks
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05 Nov 2012   #16
romdut

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AbluMarlin View Post
Perform the following.

a. Press theWindows Logo Key+R to open the Run box.


b.Copy and paste the following path into the box, then pressOK:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\


c. Delete theTranscodedWallpaper.jpg file, and then try tochange your theme again.

Iam a microsoft Engineer, this has happen to me. let me know if this works.


Just tried this and it worked for me. Many thanks and keep up the good work
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13 Feb 2016   #17
Lio72HH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
THX! Works fine for me!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AbluMarlin View Post
Perform the following.

a. Press theWindows Logo Key+R to open the Run box.

b.Copy and paste the following path into the box, then pressOK:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

c. Delete theTranscodedWallpaper.jpg file, and then try tochange your theme again.

Iam a microsoft Engineer, this has happen to me. let me know if this works.
THX! Works fine for me!

Messed up my wallpapers by deleting the wallpapers origin account, accidently deleted pics from over 20 years 8[, managed to recover most of them. But got me 3 days of hard file work, tons of copying and file swaping... and all of a sudden, desktop was gone and can't be changed anymore. Yeah! most common reason for an issue: dipshit in front of monitor XD
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