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Windows 7: Where does Windows7 Desktop Theme Wallpaper get stored?

27 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

jpgs may be found in these locations

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30 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreadfrost View Post
If you go into themes hover over the photo a name like img0.jpg (main Win 7 wallpaper)
pops up. So search that and you find each theme has a folder with a name like


so go C: --> Windows --> winsxs --> x86_microsoft-windows........other shit here
If you're still subscribed to this, then thank goodness someone knows this. A systemwide search turned up nothing for me, but searching within C:\winsxs\ found what I was looking for.

~ Chris
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18 Nov 2011   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Well, some folks seem to find the jpg's here, some there. Mine are listed in the Control Panel (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Desktop Background) as My Documents\My Pictures\Theme01, or Theme02, etc.
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03 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Pictures from Themes

Not sure if this is what you're looking for but i found the images from the windows 7 themes in C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\ {ThemeName} .
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19 Jan 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Another way to view/save these wallpapers is to go to Personalize, click on Desktop Background at the bottom, a window displaying all the backgrounds for that theme will open, right click on the image you want, click OK to the Windows Security message that is displayed, right click menu will display, select Preview, the image will be displayed in Windows Photo Viewer (on my PC), select the File dropdown, select Make A Copy..., and save the image where ever you'd like.
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15 Sep 2012   #16

win7 x32

Dudes, it's really simple.
On Windows Explorer, point to the C:\Windows directory, in the search box, type *.jpg. Right click, group by folder right-click view thumbnails.

Forgot a step. Start>control panel> file and folder options
View tab, uncheck Hide system files.

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21 Nov 2012   #17

window 7 ultimate
a work around for adding pictures

locate the folder
you need admin privileges
then add photos to the folder it will then add the photos to the desktop slide show.
I am running windows 7 ultimate hope this works for you
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10 Dec 2012   #18
mack macky

windows 7 home premium 64bit
theme pics

I think they would like the place of the actual pictures in the theme which are in:
The pictures for the themes are there and you can customize them as you please.
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16 Dec 2013   #19

win 7 Home 64 bit
This is the simple answer

Add pics to themes: Copy and paste this in Win 7 search then open your folder and add or remove pictures as needed.

Merry Christmas!
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17 Dec 2013   #20

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matencio View Post
Add pics to themes: Copy and paste this in Win 7 search then open your folder and add or remove pictures as needed.

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That location is for saved themes only you cannot add wallpaper in their.

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