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Windows 7: Include sub-folders when adding desktop backgrounds

24 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 64-bit
Include sub-folders when adding desktop backgrounds

When I add a folder full of background images under the "picture location" of personalization of desktop backgrounds. Why are the sub folders not included?

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25 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi BionicGear83,

That's just the way Windows 7 does it I'm afraid :/ however, here is a great tutorial for how to create a customized backgrounds library, browseable in the same Personalization window, that may end up being even more useful than what you had originally intended: - How to: Create custom wallpaper collections in Windows 7

I'm sorry it's not exactly what you wanted, but please let me know if it helps at all...


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26 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 64-bit

I looked at the link and find it quite confusing, I can't find the "known folders" in the registry.

Furthermore, Windows 7 just adds the folders i had used for testing and doesn't allow me to remove the folders stored under [picture location] of choose desktop background. Isn't Windows 7 kind of user-unfriendly?
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27 Feb 2010   #4


It's, sadly, not possible to make the sub folders include with the main folder.
It might be via some regedit, but i doubt it.
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