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Windows 7: Themes for All Users?


25 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Themes for All Users?

Hi - I am wondering how I can make the themes that show up in my personalization screen, under My Themes, show up for all the other users on the computer. I don't want to individually change each theme, I have too many (in the hundreds) to do that. Rather, I want the themes to be a shared folder where when I add a theme in my personalization screen it will show up on the other user's personalization screen automatically without having to do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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25 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP
 
 

I have used a snip listed below from the tutorial - Theme - Change or Save that lists the locations of where your themes are stored . Navigate to the locations of your saved themes and copy & paste your saved themes to each of the other users folder located at C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder. Each user may then have to navigate to their user folder containing the new themes (location in bold print above) clicking on each theme once to enable it in Personalization if not already shown in Personalization.

Make sure you have show Hidden folders enabled and also if you have Themes that require theme patchers or third party tools to function they may not work properly since the other users are using a non administrator account

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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Themes for All Users?

Hi - Thank you for your reply. The themes are something that I will frequently add to so I was wondering if there was a way to automatically have the changes I make to my C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder to be made to that same folder for the other user on the computer. Basically a way to share theme folders. Is that possible?
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25 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niagara94 View Post
Hi - Thank you for your reply. The themes are something that I will frequently add to so I was wondering if there was a way to automatically have the changes I make to my C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder to be made to that same folder for the other user on the computer. Basically a way to share theme folders. Is that possible?
That would be the best/fastest option of which I did not think of. Other members with more experience should be able to give you a definitive answer. I had only thought of one possible solution when posting.
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25 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi - Thanks for your reply. Any idea how to share a folder between one user folder and another?
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