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Windows 7: Problems in Personalizing Desktop

12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Problems in Personalizing Desktop

Hi, good day everyone. Normally when you right click desktop > click on personalize > then click your theme > click on "Desktop Background", then u can normally see your own customized desktop background. The problem lies here, it keeps on automatically showing "Solid Color" instead of My Pictures folder, and when ever i try to change the folder path, it says this "No items match your search.".

I have try every single step and make sure i chose/picked/typed in the correct folder path and click on "Save Changes" but it still the same by showing "No items match your search".

The day before this works normally and now something is wrong. Can anyone help me please?


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12 May 2010   #2

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

I dont know which folder path you trying but....They all have to be in c:\users\your name\ application data\local\microsoft\windows\theme
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12 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmansam View Post
I dont know which folder path you trying but....They all have to be in c:\users\your name\ application data\local\microsoft\windows\theme
Thank you for replying but, are you sure is ...\application data\.. cause i couldn't locate it

ops sorry, my bad..have to allow hidden files to be viewed.. but still it hasn't solved my problem :'(
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12 May 2010   #4

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Application data is a hidden folder.. you have to unhide it from >tools> folder option>view>show hidden folder
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12 May 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Try a simple way . Go to a folder location where your images are stored , right click on a particular image, and set it as wallpaper .

BTW ... the default wallpaper location is C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
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12 May 2010   #6

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Is the problem here Theme or wallpaper ?????
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper is for Default Aero theme or call it wallpaper
c:\users\your name\ application data\local\microsoft\windows\theme... for other theme
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12 May 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmansam View Post
Is the problem here Theme or wallpaper ?????
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper is for Default Aero theme or call it wallpaper
c:\users\your name\ application data\local\microsoft\windows\theme... for other theme
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper : all the default themes' wallpapers , categorically in different folders .

Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture1.jpg

c:\users\your name\ application data\local\microsoft\windows\theme... : Only the custom theme at present in use . Changed as the theme is changed

Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture.jpg Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture2.jpg

If rowbh91 tells us what is the theme he is trying to apply, and attach a screenshot of the window hwere the changing wallpaper is not permitted, I hope we could help him better


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12 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you for reply madmansam and arc, i really appreciate it .

This is what happen when i try to create a pictures slide show as my desktop wallpaper.

[IMG]http://s1.**************/utHQA.jpg[/IMG]

As you can see it does not have any pictures in the Folder under C:\Users\Han\Pictures and i can confirm there is some folder containing pictures inside C:\Users\Han\Pictures. Why is it not appearing there?
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12 May 2010   #9

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Try to brows picture library not my picture.
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12 May 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmansam View Post
Try to brows picture library not my picture.
I second ! These are the actual locations with default setup :
Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture.jpg Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture1.jpg

So Pictures library includes some default sample pictures, whereas my pictures folder remain empty. But athre is another location : windows desktop background (manual browse link was C:\windows\Web\Wallpaper )
Problems in Personalizing Desktop-capture2.jpg

Whatever it may be, If you dont use desktop slideshow, the best option for you is to browse to the picture manually, right click on it and set it as desktop wallpaper / background .


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