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Windows 7: Unable to remove wallpaper

02 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Unable to remove wallpaper

Hi all,

I recently tried installing a very old animated wallpaper application but unfortunately I can't seem to get rid off it as it did not come with an uninstaller app. I've deleted the reg entries and the pictures and everything else related to it and while most of it appears to have gone, Windows 7 continues to give me the option of selecting it when I select my desktop background.
Please see the attached pic. The 'Magnificent Waterfall Wallpaper', under Picture Location is the culprit.
It's not a huge problem but it's just bugging me that Windows still seems to think it's available to choose when everything related to it has gone! Any ideas how to remove this 'rogue' wallpaper from the available selection?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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02 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Gulaman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to remove the Picture Location History to get rid of that entry in the drop down list.

Desktop Background - Remove Picture Location History

Hope this helps,
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02 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Awesome! Thanks Shawn, that's perfect.
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