Can't Change Desktop Wallpaper

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  1. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
       #1

    Can't Change Desktop Wallpaper


    I'm getting frustrated with this. No matter what I do I can't get to change the desktop wallpaper/background on windows 10. When I open a pic in ACDsee and set it as a wallpaper it doesn't change a thing. All I have is a solid color. Can someone help me with this please. TIA
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  2. JDobbsy1987's Avatar
    Posts : 1,413
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Hi,

    Have you tried...

    Right Click Desktop >> Select Personalize >> Click on Desktop Background

    Can't Change Desktop Wallpaper-2014-10-03-14_26_38-personalization.png

    Does it let you change it there?

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  3. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,693
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #3

    The above method works just fine for me.
    :hmm:
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  4. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Jamie, I've tried that but no go. Thanks.
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  5. Koub777's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #5

    save an image file to your desktop, rightclik set as desktop background. Is this working?

    Its sounds very strange to me, not to be able to change the background.
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  6. LittleJay's Avatar
    Posts : 9,646
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       #6

    You shouldn't even need to open the pic in ACDsee. Just try using File Explorer to navigate to the folder where your pics are stored and right click on the pic you want and then set as desktop. Doing it that way seems to work for me, so it might be worth a try, if you haven't done so already.
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.264
       #7

    Maybe you have activated active desktop? Check the registry and delete any of those, if present:

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
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    Yep I simply right click and used it :/
    I did get a pop saying there's an app that can do that too ?
    Like to see the app right click for me
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  9. Koub777's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #9

    @cheezz did you find a solution?
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  10. JoeShades's Avatar
    Posts : 201
    Windows 10
       #10

    cheezz said:
    I'm getting frustrated with this. No matter what I do I can't get to change the desktop wallpaper/background on windows 10. When I open a pic in ACDsee and set it as a wallpaper it doesn't change a thing. All I have is a solid color. Can someone help me with this please. TIA
    Try johns background switcher, works great for me on windows 8
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