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hi, does anyone know where in the filesystem Windows 7 stores all of it's themes? There are some images that came with Windows that I want to delete but can't find them. They show up in some of the themes that auto-switch wallpapers like a slideshow.

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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

If you go to: C:\Users\<User>\appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

you'll find the themes, however I don't think the pictures are stored there. I'll have do some snoopin around on my puter to find where those are and post a follow-up, unless someone hopefully beats me to it Smile


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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

Themes are in C: Windows --> Resources --> Themes. Not sure where individual backgrounds are kept.
Individual wallpapers are in C: Windows--> Web --> Wallpapers.

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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

Looks like the path I mentioned only stores the custom theme(s) there.


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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

in tools select to show the hidden folders then go to

c:\users\USERNAME\appdata\local\microsoft\themes\THEMENAME\desktopbackground

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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

there are two locations that you need to alter for some setting changes, but this is where you would put new themes- you can also download themes direct to the themes folder using the desktop personalisation function.

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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

Hi,

If you are still looking the themes are all stored in a folder C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT

This is a hidden folder but if you right click on the desktop and select New .> Shortcut and type this in you will get a shortccut to the MCT folder.

By default there are five folders:

  • MCT-AU
  • MCT-CA
  • MCT-GB
  • MCT-US
  • MCT-ZA

If you open any of these folders you will find a folder with the country name e.g. United Kingdom. You should recognise the pictures inside.

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Re: Where does Windows 7 store its themes?

The slideshow images are in a folder here: C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT

Right click on destop and select New>Shortcut and copy and pate the path above in. There are by default 5 folders. If you open one you will find another folder with the country name. e.g. MCT-GB will have a folder called United Kingdom. The Wallpaper slideshow images are in here.

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