Windows 10: Themes not syncing backgrounds

  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1

    Themes not syncing backgrounds


    Hi,

    I have a theme on my desktop PC which obtains its backgrounds from a folder in My Documents. There are about 300 in there. I have no issues with the theme using all the backgrounds available.

    Until, that is, I switch on the sync theme option. Then the theme which magically appears on my laptop is the same, but only has about 10 backgrounds which the theme is accessing in a new folder called Desktopbackgrounds. In other words, they don't all sync across.

    I go back to my desktop PC and it then has the same issue. Instead of using the folder in My Documents with all my backgrounds in, it is also only using the 10 or so stored in the roaming folder Desktopbackgrounds.

    Its a real shame, because I'd like to sync my theme across my PC and laptop, but if it doesn't let more than 10 backgrounds sync, whats the point!

    Anyone else have this issue?

    Matt
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  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2

    You could move the folder from Documents to OneDrive - then it would sync them all.

    See OneDrive Selective Sync - Choose Folders in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3

    Sorry I wasn't clear. That won't help because I store My Documents on Onedrive already. I have Onedrive running on both machines.

    It simply seems that a synced theme has a small limited number of backgrounds that it syncs.
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #4

    I have the same issue.

    zaarin2003 said: View Post
    Hi,

    I have a theme on my desktop PC which obtains its backgrounds from a folder in My Documents. There are about 300 in there. I have no issues with the theme using all the backgrounds available.

    Until, that is, I switch on the sync theme option. Then the theme which magically appears on my laptop is the same, but only has about 10 backgrounds which the theme is accessing in a new folder called Desktopbackgrounds. In other words, they don't all sync across.

    I go back to my desktop PC and it then has the same issue. Instead of using the folder in My Documents with all my backgrounds in, it is also only using the 10 or so stored in the roaming folder Desktopbackgrounds.

    Its a real shame, because I'd like to sync my theme across my PC and laptop, but if it doesn't let more than 10 backgrounds sync, whats the point!

    Anyone else have this issue?

    Matt
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    31 Dec 2015 #5

    This is correct. The auto-sync of themes limits their maximum size. If you want a "full size" theme, you will need to manually sync/copy it across machines.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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