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Windows 7: Windows Themes Disappeared

08 Sep 2011   #1
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Windows Themes Disappeared

I can only use the 'United Kingdom' aero theme from my personalization menu, everything else has disappeared suddenly after i ran 'standard windows' then flipped back to uk and rebooted?????

any advice much appreciated, i dont particularly need them, just confused as to where they are?

running W7 Pro x64 SP1 fully patched


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08 Sep 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 1944F7PT,

It sounds like the regional themes were unloaded. You could use the tutorial below to double click on the themes you wanted to load and add back to the Personalization window.

Themes - Regional

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Sep 2011   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Can you do a System Restore to before this happen.

Or try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker Option two 1st
Jerry
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08 Sep 2011   #4
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

scan returned no errors and its not just the regional themes that have gone, although that trick got those ones back, i've lost the lot, aero themes, basic and high contrast themes, everything!
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08 Sep 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh my, the whole thing. You can find the .theme files for those at the locations below, and just double click on them as well to add them back to Personalization.

Theme - Change or Save

Aero themes:
C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Basic and High Contrast themes:
C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes
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08 Sep 2011   #6
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

i found them, added them, they didnt stay in. so i physically stuck them into my user account but now obviously they are all sat in the damn 'My Themes' section

right, system restore it is!!!lol!

cheers for the input though everyone!
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08 Sep 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, it was worth a shot. Please let us know how it goes with the system restore.
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08 Sep 2011   #8
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

restored to a couple of days ago and all seems well and good with the world, all themes back and in the right places! :-)
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08 Sep 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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