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Windows 7: Wallpaper file 'Name' can't be found after restore...


15 Mar 2012   #1
FJL

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Wallpaper file 'Name' can't be found after restore...

I recently did a system restore and lo & behold, my favorite wallpaper became the back round desktop wallpaper again. I'm happy, but I can not find the file associated with the image anywhere. I tried 'C' > Windows > Web > Wallpaper and its not listed... Not in 'My Pictures' or anywhere else I can find...
Any suggestions?


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15 Mar 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

right click on the desktop and select personalize, then click desktop background ,the wallpaper will show in a window and the approx location will show on the bar above next to the browse button
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15 Mar 2012   #3
FJL

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I wish you were right but it does not show anywhere in that window... not in 'My Themes', 'Window Themes' , 'Aero Themes', 'Custom Themes', 'Installed Themes'...just not there. And there is no browse button either.
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15 Mar 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums. Where was the pic before the restore?
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15 Mar 2012   #5
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
right click on the desktop and select personalize, then click desktop background ,the wallpaper will show in a window and the approx location will show on the bar above next to the browse button
When you do the above can you see the background image in the Window?

If not try changing the picture location at the top to see if it listed under any of them.

If yes make sure it's the only one selected and Right Click it, select Properties and look at the Location.

Make sure you cancel, don't save to prevent changing your background till you locate it.
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15 Mar 2012   #6
FJL

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

It was simply a great wallpaper I downloaded months ago from a newsletter or website that became my fav. Ive searched for it with no luck... here is a screenshot of the center ( I hope)...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/11306022...ts/2M497dEM68Y
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15 Mar 2012   #7
FJL

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
right click on the desktop and select personalize, then click desktop background ,the wallpaper will show in a window and the approx location will show on the bar above next to the browse button
When you do the above can you see the background image in the Window?

If not try changing the picture location at the top to see if it listed under any of them.

If yes make sure it's the only one selected and Right Click it, select Properties and look at the Location.

Make sure you cancel, don't save to prevent changing your background till you locate it.
great ideas but it just can't be found
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15 Mar 2012   #8
FJL

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

OK... now that I made a snapshot I had some luck finding it online, but I still can't find the file on my PC!
Thanks for the ideas and help, I've downloaded it and renamed and saved it.
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15 Mar 2012   #9
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this, open regedit and check this key, just don't change anything

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\

Hopefully you'll find the value "WallpaperSource" with the path.

EDIT: Now you have it you don't really need to find it on your PC.
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