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Windows 7: how many themes can be added?

08 May 2010   #1
chevysales

Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
how many themes can be added?

windows professional 64... wondering as i have added afew and end up deleting and adding as many have terrible pictures or at least ones that would be very nice if photograper allowed enough sizing for larger monitors ie 1920 x 1200 on 24" monitor...yea i'm picky being a photog but some of them were downsized to where they are ruined on larger wdie gamut monitors.

so is there a point where too many are a problem?

i am on a puget systems built i7-940 w/ 12gbs ram @ 1600.

thanx


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08 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chevy Sales,

About the only problem you would have would just be sorting through them all, but it's purely dependant on how much space you have available on your hard drive to save them on for how many you can have.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 May 2010   #3
chevysales

Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanx I was hoping to hear that space is not an issue and it appeared unlike older:-) operating systems in 7 themes are not stored in system 32 folder which is a good thing.

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09 May 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank goodness not, but they are stored here just for reference.
  • User Saved Themes is your current theme. These .theme files are located in the hidden C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.
  • Aero Themes are the Windows Aero themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
  • Basic and High Contrast Themes are the Windows 7 Basic, Windows Classic, High Contrast #1, High Contrast #2, High Contrast Black, and High Contrast White themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder.
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09 May 2010   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

Well, regarding custom themes (visual styles from DeviantART), i think it is unlimited, since i now got over 280 themes installed
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09 May 2010   #6
chevysales

Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

wow i wasn't planning on that many but i have added quite a few and deleted more than that wheni see how horrible some shots look..... dusk and dawn could have been a good one but when they turn it into a jpg (if it started as a raw file) and/or just over compressed it ruins the show with users who have better/large monitors.
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09 May 2010   #7
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thank goodness not, but they are stored here just for reference.
  • User Saved Themes is your current theme. These .theme files are located in the hidden C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.
  • Aero Themes are the Windows Aero themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
  • Basic and High Contrast Themes are the Windows 7 Basic, Windows Classic, High Contrast #1, High Contrast #2, High Contrast Black, and High Contrast White themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder.
Can the unwanted themes be deleted from these folders safely? (so that the Personalization window is not too unwieldy)
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09 May 2010   #8
BugMeister

64-Bit W10 SR1
 
 

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09 May 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Darkstar,

In addition, yes you can delete the .theme files at those locations to not have them display in Personalization anymore. However, if you delete them, they will be permanently gone. You might move them somewhere else instead in case you decide to add a theme back later.
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10 May 2010   #10
chevysales

Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thank goodness not, but they are stored here just for reference.
  • User Saved Themes is your current theme. These .theme files are located in the hidden C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.
  • Aero Themes are the Windows Aero themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
  • Basic and High Contrast Themes are the Windows 7 Basic, Windows Classic, High Contrast #1, High Contrast #2, High Contrast Black, and High Contrast White themes. They are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder.
Can the unwanted themes be deleted from these folders safely? (so that the Personalization window is not too unwieldy)

they can as easily be deleted from the personalization folder by right clicking on them and click delete. the folder from the user theme folder will go right in the trash. you of course can't delete a theme that is being used at the time.
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