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       17 Feb 2016 #70

    Cliff S said: View Post
    @Brink,
    Shawn what he needs is this:
    Attachment 64726
    You'll need to link him though.
    Found it. The link to the tutorial to download the shortcut to the "old" Desktop Background in Control Panel, was in this tutorial.
    Peter go here to download, and you should be set:
    Desktop Background shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Feb 2016 #71

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  3.    17 Feb 2016 #72

    Failed again!!!
    I am just a dunce, but I tried this and still I can select just one folder of pictures.
    Selecting a folder of folders does nothing I'm afraid.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Feb 2016 #73

    Peter,

    It looks like you'll need to create a folder to keep all the pictures you want to use saved in it.
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       17 Feb 2016 #74

    PeterAstle said: View Post
    Failed again!!!
    I am just a dunce, but I tried this and still I can select just one folder of pictures.
    Selecting a folder of folders does nothing I'm afraid.
    Did you use the Browse option?
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  6.    17 Feb 2016 #75

    Brink said: View Post
    Peter,

    It looks like you'll need to create a folder to keep all the pictures you want to use saved in it.
    As I said...

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    Edit: I'm in the "classic" desktop background menu, is there any way to get it to recursively search the proper Wallpapers Library I have? It's only showing the top-level pictures in the first folder, no subfolders (and most of my wallpapers are divided by artist, characters, etc.).
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  7.    25 Feb 2016 #76

    Aha! I finally figured out how to make a desktop background slideshow that includes all subfolders!

    Courtesy of the last answer in this Microsoft Answers thread, here is my guide!


    • Go to libraries folder
    • Right click the Pictures library
    • Choose Properties
    • In "Library locations", remove everything and add the folder(s) you want. It will auto-include the subfolders.
    • Apply/OK
    • Open the old Control Panel Desktop Background, either through a shortcut or Run->
      Code:
      control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
    • Select "Pictures Library" from drop down menu
    • Save changes


    And that's it! I wish this functionality was more readily available, but for now it's a good workaround!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       25 Feb 2016 #77

    Hello LifeWulf,

    Thank you for sharing. It sounds like doing step 6 in OPTION SIX after getting what you want in your Pictures library.
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  9.    25 Feb 2016 #78

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello LifeWulf,

    Thank you for sharing. It sounds like doing step 6 in OPTION SIX after getting what you want in your Pictures library.
    Yes, it's fairly similar, but my guide is more specialised towards anyone looking to set multiple different folders in different locations. Plus, the default "Pictures library" setting for some reason sometimes is incomplete. My way allows for total control, rather than dealing with the awkwardness of Ctrl+clicking the headings/category in the slideshow menu.
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