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Windows 7: Using subdirectories with Desktop Auto Switching

01 Jun 2010   #1
TheKat

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Using subdirectories with Desktop Auto Switching

I have a directory with many subdirectories of pictures I have taken over the years.

I want to use these pictures as Desktop Backgrounds using the auto-switcher.

It seems the Auto-switcher does not have an option for using subdirectories in this setup.

I found a hint that the "workaround" is to set up a library. However I have more than 50 directories of these pictures.

How is the 'right' way to set up a Desktop Background Autoswitcher with a large (>50) collection of directories with pictures?


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02 Jun 2010   #2
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 
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Using subdirectories with Desktop Auto Switching-tut1.pngAlright I will help!! xD + Rep if it works...
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1. Get all the pictures that you have into one folder. (For example on ur desktop)

2. Now, open up personalize.
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3. Click on Desktop Background

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4. Select Browse
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5. Select the folder where I told you to put everything in there.

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6. Wallah! All the pics should be automatically selected! Change the time interval it takes for the pictures to switch, and Click Save Changes...

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Hope this helps!!!


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02 Jun 2010   #3
TheKat

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure this quite answers the issue I proposed. I'll try to clarify.

All my pictures are in a directory structure broken out by date taken. I do not want to unroll or flatten this structure. I want to keep all my directories broken out by date taken.

So the suggestion to copy everything into a flat directory with no hirarchy is really not what I want to do.

At this point I downloaded an additional program to do what I want, but it seems like a total waste when this is built into Windows, except that Windows just doesn't seem to have a "include subdirectory" or similar option for this.

I'm hoping I'm just missing something.
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02 Jun 2010   #4
Carbon6

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

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02 Jun 2010   #5
kucing13

 

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02 Jun 2010   #6
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheKat View Post
I'm not sure this quite answers the issue I proposed. I'll try to clarify.

All my pictures are in a directory structure broken out by date taken. I do not want to unroll or flatten this structure. I want to keep all my directories broken out by date taken.

So the suggestion to copy everything into a flat directory with no hirarchy is really not what I want to do.

At this point I downloaded an additional program to do what I want, but it seems like a total waste when this is built into Windows, except that Windows just doesn't seem to have a "include subdirectory" or similar option for this.

I'm hoping I'm just missing something.
O_O That means you need to use another program than. srry dude. Try some of the things people above me posted.
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