How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10  

    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10

    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10

    Changing themes using DeskThemePack Changer and Command Prompt
    Published by Category: Customization
    15 Jun 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    This tutorial will show you how to use DTPChanger to change themes via command prompt.

    You can apply themes at specific time or apply multiple themes in every (for example, 30 seconds).

    You can put slideshows in the batch file but instead of pictures, it is deskthemepacks.

    You need to create deskthemepacks as described here.

    Also, You need to activate Windows or your theme could not be applied.



    Contents










    Option 1

    Command needed to change themes


    The command only is your path to your theme.

    I will use my themes published here, you can use other themes


    1 Find your theme.

    I have a multiple copies of my themes so I can find easily.


    2 Open a command prompt.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    3 We have now the cmd.exe window.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    4 Type your path or Change Directory to your path.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    5 Then, type your deskthemepack. Press ENTER.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png






    Option 2

    Using DTPChanger batch file


    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    In my DTPChanger batch file, you can do this:

    • Apply themes with confirmation
    • Apply themes with specific time period
    • Has specific custom commands which I will talk later.

    1 Download DTPChanger

    DeskThemePackChanger.bat
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    2 Run cmd.exe or Run DTPChanger
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-untitled.png

    3 Press any key
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    4 Enter your path
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    5 Press ENTER 2 times
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    6 Press Y if you confirm, and N if not. Then press ENTER.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    7 The theme changing is now completed.







    Option 3

    Creating Slideshows on multiple themes using DTPChanger batch file


    Has you seen the How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png?

    1 Download DTPChanger

    DeskThemePackChanger.bat
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    If you do the Option 2, there was no need to re-download DTPChanger.bat



    2 Run cmd.exe or Run DTPChanger
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-untitled.png

    3 Press any key
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    4 Enter your path
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    5 Instead of entering 2 times, you do it one time. then, enter your second theme pack.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    6 If you want to add another, Press ENTER one time or instead, 2 times.

    7 Press Y if you confirm, and N if not. Then press ENTER.

    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    8 If you confirmed yes, another dialog appears. Valid numbers are -1 to 99999.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    9 Batch file will preview what you want. Press ENTER to continue.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    10 This dialog appears and applies your theme time to time
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png







    Option 4

    Using DTPChanger 1.0.1/2 batch file


    The DTPChanger updated. DTPChanger 1.0.1/2
    DTPChanger 1.0.1 include this features:
    • Open Dialog ( Contributed by @Matthew Wai )
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    • More complex error screen if you not put an path in DeskThemePack selection 1
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    • And more.


    DTPChanger 1.0.2 added these features:

    • Auto-apply deskthemepacks/themes when drag and dropping to the batch file
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    • Only DeskThemePack and theme files can put into the batch file
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    • and More.


    DTPChanger 1.0.3 added these features:

    • Added an exe file
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    • Removed trash code that can't be used
    • More complex notification error
      How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png


    1. (Common Issues)
    2. Exe file don't support Drag-and-Drop
      Well, That is a limitation of Iexpress but you can download 1.0.3 batch file natively.
    3. Clr and Cls commands not working on 1.0.1 and up!
      Well, We moved from typing of the path to the Open dialog.



    1 Download the New version
    DeskThemePackChanger 1.0.1.bat [1.0.1]
    DeskThemePack Changer 1.0.2.bat [1.0.2]
    DeskThemePackChanger 1.0.3.bat [1.0.3 Batch file]
    DeskThemePack Changer 1.0.3.zip [1.0.3 Executable file]


    2 Start the file
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    If you see the Windows Defender SmartScreen, do this:
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png



    3 Press any key to start
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    4 If the Open Dialog opens, find your deskthemepack

    The default location is Documents. Desktop when 1.0.2.


    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png 1.0.1
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png 1.0.2


    5 Do step 4 until you have no DeskThemePacks left then press Cancel.

    6 Press Y or N

    7 The theme changing is now completed.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    Tip   Tip
    Drag and Drop feature [1.0.2+]
    Drag on to the batch file your DeskThemePack and theme files
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png


    The files are on the Startup folder, and your User folder inside of WallChng folder.


    DTPChanger.bat Download
    DeskThemePackChanger.bat
    1.0.1
    DeskThemePackChanger 1.0.1.bat
    1.0.2
    DeskThemePack Changer 1.0.2.bat
    Tip   Tip
    DTPChanger.bat Custom commands:
    cls: Clears console (works in the path section and Yes-No questions)
    clr: Changing console color.
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    Note   Note
    The batch file is created by me.
    You can see the console color at the tutorial is black in green.
    The default console color is blue in white.
    Also, Do not use more than 1 theme schemes (for example: 1 aero theme and 1 HC theme) because you will see this:
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    If you can't download DTPChanger, go here:
    DeskThemePack Changer | Windows Questions <-- Link unavailable



  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,986
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1

    jbcarreon123 said:
    Oh. That's good! If I have the needed commands to do that I will release an Revision 2 of the batch file.
    Try this version: DeskThemePackChanger (modified by Matthew).bat
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  2. jbcarreon123's Avatar
    Posts : 1,499
    Windows 10 Pro v21H1 x64 (19043.1052), Linux (LiveUSB)
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Matthew Wai said:
    Thanks. I will check it tommorow in the morning.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi, @Matthew Wai.
    Your modification is working, but,
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png

    I don't know if users can put other files than .theme and .deskthemepack files
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  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,986
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #3

    jbcarreon123 said:
    I don't know if users can put other files than .theme and .deskthemepack files
    Try this version: DeskThemePackChanger (modified by Matthew).bat

    If you select other files, you will see an error message.
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  4. jbcarreon123's Avatar
    Posts : 1,499
    Windows 10 Pro v21H1 x64 (19043.1052), Linux (LiveUSB)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Matthew Wai said:
    Try this version: DeskThemePackChanger (modified by Matthew).bat

    If you select other files, you will see an error message.
    Thanks. I modified again to look like this:
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
    How to Change Themes using DTPChanger in Windows 10-image.png
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #5

    That's good!
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  6. jbcarreon123's Avatar
    Posts : 1,499
    Windows 10 Pro v21H1 x64 (19043.1052), Linux (LiveUSB)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    For those could not download here the DTPChanger file,
    I would announce that the DTPChanger Resource in Windows Questions are deleted.
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7



    It seems to mean that the file "DeskThemePack Changer 1.0.3" is invalid.
      My Computer

  8. jbcarreon123's Avatar
    Posts : 1,499
    Windows 10 Pro v21H1 x64 (19043.1052), Linux (LiveUSB)
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       #8

    Matthew Wai said:


    It seems to mean that the file "DeskThemePack Changer 1.0.3" is invalid.
    The file selected is invalid.
      My Computers


 

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