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Windows 7: I can't personalize nor save themes

05 Jul 2015   #1
yamianarchy

Windows 7
 
 
I can't personalize nor save themes

I've bought a new Asus laptop which has one Asus theme under My Themes section. Whenever I try changing anything such as Desktop Background or Screen Saver I make the changes I want, go Apply/Save Changes which returns me to Personalization window which shows me that none of my changes were saved and are restored to default.
If I try saving theme under any name it just appears as a copy of the Asus theme and doesn't work.

I would be very grateful for any help given.




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05 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tried selecting one of the Windows default themes first? If it switches to that theme, then modify that theme. I hope I was clear.
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05 Jul 2015   #3
yamianarchy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Tried selecting one of the Windows default themes first? If it switches to that theme, then modify that theme. I hope I was clear.
Already tried that, I get the same results.
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31 Oct 2015   #4
aboutblank6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The following pertains to Windows 7 Ultimate x64:

I've been searching on-line for an answer to the questions above, but have been unable to find a satisfactory answer that works. However, I have found a solution that works, for me, and wanted to pass it along:

The symptoms I've been experiencing echo many of the posts I've read: I assign a screen saver (which actually functions properly), but on the Control Panel's 'Personalization' screen, in the lower right corner, it says that none has been assigned. I select a new wallpaper (which actually changes), but the Desktop Background in the lower left corner shows the icon for the old wallpaper. I change anything that would normally change the Theme I'm using, and instead of 'Unsaved Theme' showing up under 'My Themes', I see only the default theme with the old wallpaper.

In my case, I navigated to "C:\Users\<my_user_name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\" (where
"<my_user_name>" represents my actual user name), and found a default theme in that folder. It had the read-only attribute, which I removed (right-click file name, Properties, uncheck "Read-only").

After I removed the read-only attribute, my subsequent changes produced a new 'Unsaved Theme', which I was able to right-click on the Personalization screen and save under a meaningful name. Once the new Theme had been saved, I could right-click the old one and delete it. From that point onward, any changes I made to any element of my Theme were reflected immediately on the bottom of the Personalization screen, and a new Unsaved Theme appeared under 'My Themes', as expected.

I hope this simple expedient helps one of the many users afflicted by 'Theme problems'!!

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