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


13 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Where does Windows7 Desktop Theme Wallpaper get stored?

I know that wallpapers are generally stored in system32/web/wallpaper, but where are the wallpaper scenes that come with the new Windows 7 themes get stored? They are not in the directory I listed above.

If anyone knows, can you tell me where to look?

Thanks
Steve
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13 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\DesktopBackground

C:\Windows\Resources\DesktopBackground

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
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13 Oct 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You referring to the regional themes?

Themes - Regional

P.S. invyzzybl unless you really like getting your email spammed, you might want to remove it from your post.
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14 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, the files were in the third reference under my name AppData etc.

I appreciate it!

I also appreciate the advice to remove my e-mail address too.

Great forum!
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14 Oct 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Very welcome! Enjoy. Glad you found what you were looking for.
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03 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop Pictures in .theme Files

Under your third reference I do find the themes, but they are DLLs or something similar. These hold the pictures that show up under the category "Desktop Backgrounds" in the Personalization CP.

I'd like to be able to select pictures from those 4 collections as well as from the Pictures Library category, to make my My Theme. The only way I've found to do this would be to collect all the pictures into the Pictures Library location, since it's the one that contains pictures rather than DLLs.

Is there any way to extract the pictures from the Windows Desktop Backgrounds DLLs (.themes) so they can be placed together with the ones in Picture Library?

The property sheet says the file opens with Windows Shell Common DLL?

Thanks so much for your help --

Blyneth
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19 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Blyneth's question asks exactly what I came to find. Does anyone know yet how to extract the pictures from the Windows Desktop Backgrounds DLLs? Even better, is there a way to select multiple folders when designating which pictures to use for a desktop slideshow?
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20 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 & 32 Bit Ultimate
 
 
Easy Speasy

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

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-s..allpaper-landscapes_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_895c1fabae7e0073

so go C: --> Windows --> winsxs --> x86_microsoft-windows........other shit here
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15 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

THIS. THIS IN THE WORST WAY.

Windows 7 has so many farking things discombobulated and convoluted. Tasks that used to be simple, such as locating your desktops, now require extensive internet research.

Adjusting pane views and finding menu options in WMP 11 is utterly tough! And you can't roll back to WMP 10...

Registered to tell Microsoft these biatches! Microsoft, you done GOT TOLD!
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15 Jul 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bleh View Post
THIS. THIS IN THE WORST WAY.

Windows 7 has so many farking things discombobulated and convoluted. Tasks that used to be simple, such as locating your desktops, now require extensive internet research.

Adjusting pane views and finding menu options in WMP 11 is utterly tough! And you can't roll back to WMP 10...

Registered to tell Microsoft these biatches! Microsoft, you done GOT TOLD!
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