Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Wallpaper subdirectories

09 Oct 2009   #1
selflysis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Wallpaper subdirectories

Hello all, I recently signed up because I just switched from 7 Home Premium to Ultimate. I encountered a problem with wallpaper selection that I'm not sure if I encountered with Home Premium or if I had to tweak something to fix it. I know I was able to select multiple folders. Whenever I go to select a folder it doesn't show the pictures in the subdirectories. Any help would be appreciated.




Attached Thumbnails
-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selflysis View Post
Hello all, I recently signed up because I just switched from 7 Home Premium to Ultimate. I encountered a problem with wallpaper selection that I'm not sure if I encountered with Home Premium or if I had to tweak something to fix it. I know I was able to select multiple folders. Whenever I go to select a folder it doesn't show the pictures in the subdirectories. Any help would be appreciated.
You mean so you can get wallpapers from different folders, to be in slideshow, without having to put them all i one folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #3
selflysis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, what you have to do is change your Public pictures from its default location under %systemdrive%\Users\Public to your My pictures folder (in my case E:\Multimedia\Pictures) and you can select any number of photos in your folder by holding CTRL + left click. I find it easiest to collapse all folders (right click folder header and hit Collapse all groups), then expanding the folders I wanna use one-by-one and CTRL+Left mouse click. I just changed my Public Picture folder and solved my own problem... woot!

Anyway. This should become a tutorial. I can make pictures and write a better description if anybody is interested?


Multiple Folder Slideshow via My Pictures or CHANGE default wallpaper picture location!


Attached Thumbnails
-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selflysis View Post
Yes, what you have to do is change your Public pictures from its default location under %systemdrive%\Users\Public to your My pictures folder (in my case E:\Multimedia\Pictures) and you can select any number of photos in your folder by holding CTRL + left click. I find it easiest to collapse all folders (right click folder header and hit Collapse all groups), then expanding the folders I wanna use one-by-one and CTRL+Left mouse click. I just changed my Public Picture folder and solved my own problem... woot!

Anyway. This should become a tutorial. I can make pictures and write a better description if anybody is interested?


Multiple Folder Slideshow via My Pictures or CHANGE default wallpaper picture location!
Well if you arent writing it, i will be happy to do it for you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #5
selflysis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's worth making a tutorial? What should we call it? I suppose we can both make pictures for it... since all I have is Paint at the moment. I can't tell you how long I googled this today/last night and found zero information about it. Such a simple fix, all I had to do was change my public picture folder!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selflysis View Post
It's worth making a tutorial? What should we call it? I suppose we can both make pictures for it... since all I have is Paint at the moment. I can't tell you how long I googled this today/last night and found zero information about it. Such a simple fix, all I had to do was change my public picture folder!
How about: Wallpaper rotation from multiple folders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #7
selflysis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2009   #8
catdragon

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Another way to do this is just create a shortcut to whatever directory you want included in your wallpapers in the Public Pictures Directory.

In other words, if I had an Image Directory with a subdirectory Wallpapers, i could create a shortcut to Wallpapers and place it in the public Image folder. Worked for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

To have them included with all the other standard wallpapers that are available on the Personalize screen, they need to be put in the C:\windows\web\wallpaper folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Wallpaper subdirectories




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What are the subdirectories in Program Files in a fresh Win7 install?
G'day everyone Is there a list or image somewhere of the subdirectories that are created under Program Files and Program Files (x86) of a clean Windows 7 installation? I just installed Windows 7 using my computer's recovery disks, which installs a lot of manufacturer bloatware as well, and I...
Installation & Setup
I'm looking for this Wallpaper
I'm looking for a wallpaper, but I can't find it anywhere on google. I don't know whether it cames with Windows Vista or Windows 7 It's a beautiful lake with black trees on the other side and the sun shining through (or in between). Does anyone have the name or link of this background? Thank...
Themes and Styles
Now I can't access some subdirectories
Yesterday I installed the XP Mode under Windows 7/Pro (64-bit) on my desktop. Today I discovered that I can not access certain resources, such as the "Documents and Settings" subdirectory on my System drive. The message I get is "C:\Documents and Settings is not accessible. Access is denied." ...
Virtualization
Swf to wallpaper
Is it possible to make a wallpaper from a swf? The swf file show a real clock, synchronized by pc.
Music, Pictures & Video
Using subdirectories with Desktop Auto Switching
I have a directory with many subdirectories of pictures I have taken over the years. I want to use these pictures as Desktop Backgrounds using the auto-switcher. It seems the Auto-switcher does not have an option for using subdirectories in this setup. I found a hint that the "workaround"...
Customization
wallpaper
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I was messing around and made a quick wallpaper from 7. Needs to be cleaned up, but you'll get the idea. What do you think?
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App