Win10 Pro 1709: How to Add .theme File to Themes Solved


  1. Posts : 9
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       1 Week Ago #1

    Win10 Pro 1709: How to Add .theme File to Themes


    I may want to use desert.theme in Windows 10. Is it not possible to put that file somewhere (e.g., C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes) and get Win10 to recognize it?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       1 Week Ago #2

    Hello Ray,

    Themes saved by users are stored in their %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder by default.

    If it's a .theme file compatible with Windows 10, then you could save it in the folder above to use if you like.

    Save Theme in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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       1 Week Ago #3

    Is this *the* Shawn Brink? Awesome work on registry edits.

    I understand the creator of the .theme to be saying that his/her proffered text comprises a Win10-compatible .theme file. But I may be missing a step, for its addition to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes yields no fruit in Settings > Personalization > Themes post-reboot.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       1 Week Ago #4

    raywood said: View Post
    Is this *the* Shawn Brink? Awesome work on registry edits.

    I understand the creator of the .theme to be saying that his/her proffered text comprises a Win10-compatible .theme file. But I may be missing a step, for its addition to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes yields no fruit in Settings > Personalization > Themes post-reboot.
    It looks like "My Themes" only appear in the Control Panel UI using OPTION ONE below to change the theme.

    Change Theme in Windows 10 | Tutorials

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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 and 10
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #5

    Sadly, in this Win10 version (Pro 1709), Control Panel (Small Icons) > Personalization does not exist. I think I have only Settings > Personalization > Themes, with no readily apparent way to add themes other than through the Windows Store.

    From your picture, it looks like I'm on the right track, with an apparently workable Desert.theme file. Just how to get it into this Win10 is the mystery.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    I save my created themes under documents in a themes folder, there should be a theme installer, when double-clicked on this file it should ‘install’ the theme. It will then appear under settings>personalisation>themes.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    raywood said: View Post
    Sadly, in this Win10 version (Pro 1709), Control Panel (Small Icons) > Personalization does not exist. I think I have only Settings > Personalization > Themes, with no readily apparent way to add themes other than through the Windows Store.

    From your picture, it looks like I'm on the right track, with an apparently workable Desert.theme file. Just how to get it into this Win10 is the mystery.
    @raywood
    Add @Brink 's 'Personalization Classic' to your right click context menu, then you'll have access to the 'classic' themes Control Panel applet...
    (you could also paste explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} into a Run box to access the applet)

    Add Personalize (classic) context menu in Windows 10 | Tutorials

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    Then, if you double click on the desert.theme file, (it seems to be a High Contrast theme), it should install itself, then, when you add colors, background, custom cursors, etc., you'll be able to save the theme in both places...

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  8. Posts : 9
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    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #8

    Youse guys is da best. Silly me. I did not know .theme files were executable. I'll look into the personalization classic. We are good. Thank you!
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       1 Week Ago #9

    Glad we could help.
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