How to find downloaded themes


  1. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
       #1

    How to find downloaded themes


    I am using downloaded Themes from the Microsoft store for my backgrounds and the problem is that I have to go to Get more help in Personalisation to access those themes.

    What I want to know is where are those installed themes stored and can I get to them via the Browse in the Personalisation settings instead of having to open the store each time I want to get a new theme running.

    Plus it seems that my preferred mouse size reverts back to the default size each time I change the theme because I do like the extra large size cursor point arrow I would like to keep it as the default for whatever I am doing in Windows 10.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 34,876
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    How do you find themes installed on your PC?

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  3. xTL
    Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1809) 17763.379
       #3

    Downloaded themes are located here.

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
    or
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

    @ Settings >
    Personalization > Themes i have so that i can choose from more then one theme in here.

    This here should take care of the mouse pointer changing each time you change themes.

    Allow or Prevent Themes to Change Mouse Pointers in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Oct 2018 at 09:40. Reason: updated link ;)
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  4. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks folks but I cannot get Appdata up from the C: drive I can get to user and open my name and no Appdata.
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  5. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #5

    AppData is a hidden folder, you must show hidden folders in Folder Options...

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  6. Posts : 34,876
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Simply copy
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
    into the address field of file explorer, press 'Enter' and it opens there- no need to do anything about hidden folders.

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  7. xTL
    Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1809) 17763.379
       #7

    ICIT2LOL said:
    Thanks folks but I cannot get Appdata up from the C: drive I can get to user and open my name and no Appdata.

    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes <--- This bypasses the hidden folder :)

    winkey + r > run >
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes > gets you into that folder right away
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  8. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks folks that did the trick and I have ticked all the boxes in the View option to see if I can get the Appdata now from the C: drive normally

    No didn't work but I did find Themes and Appdata in a search of the User folder so it is just a matter of find ing how to make my machine work as it should.
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  9. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ok after a lot of mucking around
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes and opening this AppData is back
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