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How to Add Desktop Background File Location context menu in Windows 8 and Windows 10

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Your desktop background (also called wallpaper) can be a picture from your personal collection, Bing Desktop, or included with Windows, a solid color, or a slide show playing selected pictures randomly on all displays.

The Desktop Background File Location context menu will open directly to the image file location of your current desktop background with the image highlighted. This can be very handy if you see an image on your desktop background you would like to find and save.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Desktop Background File Location context menu for all users in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add "Desktop Background File Location" to Desktop Context Menu
  • Option Two: To Remove "Desktop Background File Location" from Desktop Context Menu


EXAMPLE: "Desktop Background File Location" on desktop context menu
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Add Desktop Background File Location context menu in Windows 8 & 10 OPTION ONE Add Desktop Background File Location context menu in Windows 8 & 10
To Add "Desktop Background File Location" to Desktop Context Menu

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

Add_Desktop-Background-File-Location_context_menu.zip

download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file.

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Desktop-Background-File-Location_context_menu.reg and Find_Desktop_Background.vbs files to your desktop.

5. Move the Find_Desktop_Background.vbs file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshots below)

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6. Double click/tap on the Add_Desktop-Background-File-Location_context_menu.reg file to merge it.

7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. You can now delete any remaining files on your desktop if you like.






Add Desktop Background File Location context menu in Windows 8 & 10 OPTION TWO Add Desktop Background File Location context menu in Windows 8 & 10
To Remove "Desktop Background File Location" from Desktop Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

Remove_Desktop-Background-File-Location_context_menu.reg

download

2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

6. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and delete the Find_Desktop_Background.vbs files. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn