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Windows 7: Cant find folder for screensavers

15 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32 bit
Cant find folder for screensavers

I found an old post the told the poster to type C:\windows\system 32 and the folder .scv would appear but it didnt happen for me. I am running Windows 7 Pro SP1 32 bit. Yoor help would be appreciated.

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15 Feb 2015   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Try .scr

The screensaver extension is normally ".scr".

The screensavers appear in "C:\Windows\System32" on my W7 install.
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15 Feb 2015   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

They aren't in a .scr folder, but rather in System32 as lehnerus2000 mentioned. If you don't see them there, see the warning by Brink Here

warning   Warning
If you cannot get the screen saver to work, then check these items:
Screen saver settings.
For the Photos (pictures) screensaver, remove any videos from the selected folder to keep it from freezing.
You may have downloaded a bad screen saver. Check by trying one that came with Vista above.
The .SCR file (screensaver) was not installed in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. They may sometimes get installed into the C:\Windows\SYSWOW32 or C:\Windows\SYSWOW64 folders by mistake instead.

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