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Windows 7: Find name of current theme

04 Oct 2012   #1
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Find name of current theme

How do you find the name of the current theme have installed?
Personalization only shows "Unsaved Theme".
Right now I have "Bing Dynamic" installed but nowhere on the Personalization page does it show.
I've had a couple of customers ask me and I'm a little stumped.



Pete


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05 Oct 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Go to
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

There will be a Custom.theme file, right click on it and Open with notepad, scroll down to [VisualStyles] and look at the theme info there. The themes are at C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Here are 2 screenshots.

Jerry
-themes.png-custom.theme-notepad.png


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06 Oct 2012   #3
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hey, Bongo Jerry,

Thanks for the reply.
I asked the question as the way my customers ask me.
I should have said I know how to get there. RSS theme go black at times and you have to get there to delete the false themes.

What I was looking for was an easy way to indentify the existing Theme to a non-geek person.
I
Interesting comparing your Notepad file and the way mine is. I don't think mine identifies the Theme as yours does. Attached.

Pete


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File Type: doc VisualStyles.doc (25.5 KB, 5 views)
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08 Oct 2012   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

The only reason you're .theme file is different from mine is because I was using a custom theme before making changes that created the Custom.theme file.

Jerry
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