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Windows 7: Where should screen savers be located?

08 Nov 2015   #1
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Where should screen savers be located?

Just a simple question here. What system location should new screen savers be saved?
If I have separate .scr files, I end up putting them in system32 (or syswow64 according to its bitness), but is it a good practice? Is there any other location to put these files and still be recognized by the control panel as the built in ones?
Thanks!


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08 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I have no idea but dug up these tutorials to see :/
Themes - Regional
Theme - Change or Save
You seem to be referring to screen savers instead of themes though ?
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08 Nov 2015   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, but yeah, I was talking about just the screen savers (the .scr files only), not the whole theme.
But it's nice to discover a somewhat hidden feature (the "regional" themes) in the process
Yet one more source of bloat and a few nice pictures.
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08 Nov 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I asked Bongo to take a look at this although you've been moved to Customizations he's our expert in this area and many more areas
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08 Nov 2015   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Just a simple question here. What system location should new screen savers be saved?
If I have separate .scr files, I end up putting them in system32 (or syswow64 according to its bitness), but is it a good practice? Is there any other location to put these files and still be recognized by the control panel as the built in ones?
Thanks!
That is the right location, and you are doing it right by bitness.

Jerry
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08 Nov 2015   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, thanks!
I wanted that there was a location under the user profile, but on system is fine is there isn't an alternative, thanks!
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08 Nov 2015   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome
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