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Windows 7: Remove folder from desktop background directory

11 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remove folder from desktop background directory

I right-clicked a JPG photo file and then accidently selected "Set as desktop background". The entire folder containing many other pics was also moved to the "Desktop Background Directory" and I can't delete the pic files or the folder.

Is it possible to remove this unwanted folder from the drop-down list for "picture location"? That path is Start Orb > Control Panel > Appearance&Personalization > Personalization > Change desktop background > Picture location dropdown.


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11 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It should be easy. Just change the location to where your desired background is.

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11 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To delete, right click on desktop > personalize > right click on the unwanted theme folder > delete. This folder must not be an active desktop folder at that time.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Garuda,

This can help show you how to remove a folder from the desktop background picture location drop down arrow list.

Desktop Background - Remove Picture Location History

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, Shawn..... that worked!
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20 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Garuda. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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