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Windows 7: Change desktop picture

29 Jan 2013   #1
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 
Change desktop picture

i know some where stored in app data is my desktop
i dont mean in the theme folder but the where the one that is in use now
i change by right cliking on desktop it been disabale
and now the set as desktop pictuer button has been disable
so i want to over right the curret one in my app data i done this in windows XP is there way doing it in windows 7


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29 Jan 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

It should be the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg in C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Jerry
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29 Jan 2013   #3
CarvedDuck

Win7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
is there way doing it in windows 7
Are you using wn7 Starter? It does not allow background picture changes.
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29 Jan 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
i know some where stored in app data is my desktop
i dont mean in the theme folder but the where the one that is in use now
i change by right cliking on desktop it been disabale
and now the set as desktop pictuer button has been disable
so i want to over right the curret one in my app data i done this in windows XP is there way doing it in windows 7
Hello Philip,

What edition of Windows 7 is this for?


Are you able to enable changing your desktop background again?
Desktop Background - Allow or Prevent Changing

OR

Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change
You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change the desktop background in the registry.
Desktop Background - Change
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2013   #5
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarvedDuck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
is there way doing it in windows 7
Are you using wn7 Starter? It does not allow background picture changes.
windows 7 pro
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 Change desktop picture




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