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Windows 7: Wallpaper still appears after file delete

03 Jun 2010   #1
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 
Wallpaper still appears after file delete

Greetings.

I have downloaded a wallpaper picture file and stored it under my created Wallpaper Folder under My Pictures.

I then right clicked the image and selected set as wallpaper. My desktop wallpaper then changed to the picture concerned.

However I have now deleted the original file from the location concerned and restarted the computer from a cold start, however my wallpaper has not changed.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please help me with where Windows has stored this file that it is still displayed. I am running Win 7 Pro.

With many thanks
Dave


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03 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\DesktopBackground

C:\Windows\Resources\DesktopBackground

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
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04 Jun 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

And....for some odd reason sometimes the background will get copied to: C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 check both of those places too.
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04 Jun 2010   #4
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thank you for your help, this is what I have.

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\DesktopBackground
I have the Themes folder but no DesktopBackground folder.

C:\Windows\Resources\DesktopBackground
I have the Resources folder but no DesktopBackground folder.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
The themes folder is empty.

C:\Windows
I cannot find the file here either.

C:\Windows\System32
Neither here.

The file is in the Recycle Bin though as Tiger Cub.

Any other reason of why it still may appear as a desktop picture.

Dave
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04 Jun 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg
already check in this too?
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04 Jun 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Oh yeah forgot, it might get renamed to InternetExplorerBackground.bmp or InternetExplorerWallpaper.bmp or something like that.
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04 Jun 2010   #7
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thank you I have found it as the Transcoded Wallpaper, I thought Windows had moved on from just dropping files in numerous locations like this. Anyway your help is appreciated and I have come away having learnt something. Great forum guys.

Thank you
Dave.
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04 Jun 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davpet View Post
Thank you I have found it as the Transcoded Wallpaper, I thought Windows had moved on from just dropping files in numerous locations like this. Anyway your help is appreciated and I have come away having learnt something. Great forum guys.

Thank you
Dave.
glad here already solved it...enjoy this forum..

Cheers,
Ryo~
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