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Windows 7: Can't set desktop background


18 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't set desktop background

Hi!

I have a problem with setting a desktop background.

When I right click on a picture (every picture, no matter where it's located) I get following error message:
"The file D:\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg could not be written. Please check permission on this file and try again."

I've changed background today before this and it was all right. Didn't install any new program after that.
I've tried with system restore but it didn't help.

Account has administrator status.

Any help would be appreciated!

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18 Jun 2013   #2

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Can you make files in folder D:\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer ?
Can you open files in that folder?
Can you delete files in that folder?
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18 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you very much!

I've opened that folder and delete the photo that was in it (last desktop background) and now everything is working fine
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18 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It seems I was too fast...

When I deleted the picture, it worked fine, but when tried to set a new background again, same problem.

Is there anything I can do to solve the problem permanently?
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18 Jun 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnivanovich View Post
It seems I was too fast...

When I deleted the picture, it worked fine, but when tried to set a new background again, same problem.

Is there anything I can do to solve the problem permanently?
Can you create files in that folder? Can you delete files in that folder?
it doesn't ask you for administrator rights?
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18 Jun 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnivanovich View Post
Hi!

I have a problem with setting a desktop background.

When I right click on a picture (every picture, no matter where it's located) I get following error message:
"The file D:\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg could not be written. Please check permission on this file and try again."

I've changed background today before this and it was all right. Didn't install any new program after that.
I've tried with system restore but it didn't help.

Account has administrator status.

Any help would be appreciated!
Right click D:\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg on click properties=>security tab->advanced. Post screenshot
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18 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[/QUOTE]
Can you create files in that folder? Can you delete files in that folder?
it doesn't ask you for administrator rights?[/QUOTE]

I can create and delete files in the folder.
When I'm creating files, it doesn't ask me for administrator rights and when im deleting files, it asks.
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18 Jun 2013   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try going to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder and rename the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg to TranscodedWallpaper.bak.jpg and reboot and see if you can change it. If it works then you can delete the TranscodedWallpaper.bak.jpg.
AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
Jerry
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18 Jun 2013   #9

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Quote:
Can you create files in that folder? Can you delete files in that folder?
it doesn't ask you for administrator rights?

I can create and delete files in the folder.
When I'm creating files, it doesn't ask me for administrator rights and when im deleting files, it asks.
answer #6
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18 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[/QUOTE]Right click D:\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg on click properties=>security tab->advanced. Post screenshot[/QUOTE]

Here it is:


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