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    Save Theme in Windows 10

    Save Theme in Windows 10

    How to Save a Theme in Windows 10
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    How to Save a Theme in Windows 10

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    In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal. Themes change the desktop background, colors, sounds, screen saver, and pointers on your PC all at once, and you can change a theme as often as you like.

    After you have personalized your settings to create a theme, you can save this theme as a .theme file to be preserved and always available to select under My Themes in Personalization to change back to when trying other themes. Themes are saved in the %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.

    You can also save your theme as a .deskthemepack file for sharing the theme with friends and family. Windows will collect all of your desktop background images, color, sounds, screen saver, and pointers into the .deskthemepack file that can be saved and applied on any computer running Windows 8 or Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to save your theme as a .theme file to preserve or as a .deskthemepack file for sharing in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Save Theme as a .theme file for Your Account in Control Panel
    • Option Two: To Save Custom Theme as a .theme file for Your Account in Settings
    • Option Three: To Save Theme in Control Panel as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing
    • Option Four: To Save Theme in Settings as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing





    Save Theme in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Save Theme in Windows 10
    To Save Theme as a .theme file for Your Account in Control Panel

    1. Open the Run dialog (Win+R), enter the command below, and click/tap on OK to open Personalization in the Control Panel.

    explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

    2. Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you would like to save your theme.

    3. Select an Unsaved Theme (custom) under My Themes you want to save, click/tap on the Save theme link, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Right click or press and hold on an Unsaved Theme (custom) under My Themes you want to save, click/tap on Save theme, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Type a name (ex: My Theme) you want for the theme, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    6. The saved theme (ex: My Theme) will now be available to select under My Themes to change to at any time, and saved as a .theme file in the %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder. (see screenshot below)

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    Save Theme in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Save Theme in Windows 10
    To Save Custom Theme as a .theme file for Your Account in Settings

    Note   Note
    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 15002.


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. When you are using a custom theme, you can click/tap on the Save theme button to save it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Enter a name you want for the custom theme, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Your custom theme will now be a saved theme. (see screenshot below)

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    Save Theme in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Save Theme in Windows 10
    To Save Theme in Control Panel as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing

    1. Open the Run dialog (Win+R), enter the command below, and click/tap on OK to open Personalization in the Control Panel.

    explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

    2. Right click or press and hold on a theme under My Themes you want to save for sharing, and click/tap on Save theme for sharing. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Browse to where you want to save the .deskthemepack file at, type in a name (ex: My Theme) you want for it, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    4. You can now copy or save the .deskthemepack file to any user account on any Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC, and double click on the .deskthemepack file to apply the theme for that user.






    Save Theme in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Save Theme in Windows 10
    To Save Theme in Settings as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing

    Note   Note
    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 15002.


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Select a saved themed (ex: "My Theme") you want to save as a .deskthemepack file, right click or press and hold on this theme, and click/tap on Save theme for sharing. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Browse to where you want to save the .deskthemepack file at, type in a name (ex: MyTheme) you want for it, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    4. You can now copy or save the .deskthemepack file to any user account on any Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC, and double click on the .deskthemepack file to apply the theme for that user.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 16,489
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       21 Feb 2016 #1

    Shawn good one(found out about it while browsing my G+ Home page), you or @Kari might want to link to this tut from our theme thread: Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums
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  2. Posts : 12,381
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       21 Feb 2016 #2

    I added the tutorial link to first post.
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       21 Feb 2016 #3

      My ComputersSystem Spec


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       07 Aug 2016 #4

    I don't see an "Unsaved Theme" or the Save Theme Option?
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       07 Aug 2016 #5

    Steve C said: View Post
    I don't see an "Unsaved Theme" or the Save Theme Option?
    Unsaved will show up after you make changes(new wallpaper or mouse cursor or system sounds). Then right click it, for the save option.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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