Where are the default Windows backgrounds saved?


  1. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       #1

    Where are the default Windows backgrounds saved?


    So I started changing my desktop backgrounds with my own images, but now, in "Settings", I no longer see the backgrounds that are included with Windows 10, like the blue Windows logo one. They don't show up in the 5 boxes.

    This new "Settings" Personalisation page is terrible...

    Where are they saved?
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  2. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #2

    bobjoe said:
    So I started changing my desktop backgrounds with my own images, but now, in "Settings", I no longer see the backgrounds that are included with Windows 10, like the blue Windows logo one. They don't show up in the 5 boxes.

    This new "Settings" Personalisation page is terrible...

    Where are they saved?
    C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Edwin said:
    C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper

    Thanks... MS makes it a lot harder than it should be.

    I wish they would give us back the old Control Panel already! With everything it had and controlled!
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  4. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #4

    bobjoe said:
    Thanks... MS makes it a lot harder than it should be.

    I wish they would give us back the old Control Panel already! With everything it had and controlled!
    If you right click the start menu you will find the old control pannel.
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  5. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Bazz said:
    If you right click the start menu you will find the old control pannel.
    Indeed, but the Personalisation settings from W8 and W7 are not there. The "Themes" I mean.
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  6. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #6

    bobjoe said:
    Indeed, but the Personalisation settings from W8 and W7 are not there. The "Themes" I mean.
    Ahh yes indeed.
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  7. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #7

    bobjoe said:
    Indeed, but the Personalisation settings from W8 and W7 are not there. The "Themes" I mean.
    You need this:

    Where are the default Windows backgrounds saved?-000065.png

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #8

    Try this:
    Win+R->C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
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  9. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #9

    topgundcp said:
    Try this:
    Win+R->C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

    Thank you.. Yes, those worked somewhat. The Personalisation screen in the Control Panel still doesn't show the 4 buttons on the bottom like it did on W8 or W7, but it's nice to have the normal settings back.

    I wonder why MS didn't just give users a choice???
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