Windows 10 Backgrounds


  1. Posts : 148
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 Backgrounds


    Are used Windows 10 backgrounds stored in a certain folder? I have changed to new ones several times and thought about deleting the old backgrounds.
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  2. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19043.906
       #2

    In C:\windows\web\wallpaper
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  3. Hopachi's Avatar
    Posts : 1,148
    Linux: Fedora 33 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit in VM
       #3

    Hi Patrick,

    If you speak of your own backgrounds then I wouldn't recommend deleting in any case.
    Unless you've placed a folder somewhere safe.

    If you installed deskthemepacks, all themes get a folder and the background is stored there.
    In
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

    For unsaved themes:
    Windows stores a 'copy' of the current used background
    in
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
    But this one gets overwritten each time you or the loop changes it!

    Windows original backgrounds are indeed stored in C:\windows\web as Josey mentioned above.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #4

    Hey Patrick, :)

    If you are referring to your "Choose your picture" history, then the tutorial below can show you how to clear and reset it.

    Reset Desktop Background Choose Your Picture History in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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