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Windows 7: Strange but important problem(to me anyway)

23 Jun 2011   #1
twistedvincent

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Strange but important problem(to me anyway)

Last year I had a catastrophic failure and lost tons of stuff. But here's the strange part. My log on screen and desktop wallpaper remained unharmed. First let me clarify that it wasn't my primary drive that crashed, it was WD 1Tb external......practically full. I had a massive collection of wallpapers and always had something new to use.
As it stands now I'm grateful that the surviving log on screen just happens to be my favorite. The surviving wallpaper has always been one of odd favorites as well. (Looks vaguely like a Mushroomhead painting, but much cooler. My question is where can I find these images stored here on my C: drive. I've Googled about finding nothing more than wallpaper or log on changers. I want to copy and paste these in a few places thereby never having to lose them.
I'll be grateful for any help.


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23 Jun 2011   #2
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

For the Wallpaper check-

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

And for the welcome screen background image-

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg

This is ok for recovering backup copies- copy and past to a folder (NOT to your desktop as this won't work).

Ps- you may need to change folder attributes to show hidden files/folders.
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23 Jun 2011   #3
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

You Oaken are my hero......many thanks!!
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24 Jun 2011   #4
Oaken

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You're welcome.
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