Theme - Save in Windows 10

    Theme - Save 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 themes 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 to Preserve for Your Own Use
    • Option Two: To Save Theme as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing






    Theme - Save in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Theme - Save in Windows 10
    To Save Theme as a .theme file to Preserve for Your Own Use

    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open your theme settings.

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Personalization icon, and go to step 4 below.

    3. Open Settings, click/tap on the Personalization icon, click/tap on Themes on the left side, click/tap on the Theme settings link under "Themes" on the right side, close Settings, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Do step 5 or step 6 below for how you would like to save your theme.

    5. Select an Unsaved Theme under My Themes you want to save, click/tap on the Save theme link, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Right click or press and hold on an Unsaved Theme under My Themes you want to save, click/tap on Save theme, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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

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    8. 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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    Theme - Save in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Theme - Save in Windows 10
    To Save Theme as a .deskthemepack file for Sharing

    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open your theme settings.

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Personalization icon, and go to step 4 below.

    3. Open Settings, click/tap on the Personalization icon, click/tap on Themes on the left side, click/tap on the Theme settings link under "Themes" on the right side, close Settings, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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. Joined : Feb 2015
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       2016-02-21 #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. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2016-02-21 #2

    I added the tutorial link to first post.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2016-02-21 #3

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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
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       2016-08-07 #4

    I don't see an "Unsaved Theme" or the Save Theme Option?
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
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       2016-08-07 #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.
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