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can't find desktop image file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tuuf, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. tuuf

    tuuf Flightless Bird

    The image file that I have displayed on the desktop is nowhere to be found.
    When I go to control panel/display/desktop/background ---- the image file is
    one of the choices in a drop down menu. I wish to copy this image file to
    another computer but I can't locate it on the computer?? I've tried a
    "search" but no luck.
     
  2. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    tuuf wrote:
    > The image file that I have displayed on the desktop is nowhere to be
    > found. When I go to control panel/display/desktop/background ---- the
    > image file is one of the choices in a drop down menu. I wish to copy
    > this image file to another computer but I can't locate it on the
    > computer?? I've tried a "search" but no luck.


    You didn't search properly.

    Look in WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper and WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

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  3. BR549

    BR549 Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
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    > tuuf wrote:
    >> The image file that I have displayed on the desktop is nowhere to be
    >> found. When I go to control panel/display/desktop/background ---- the
    >> image file is one of the choices in a drop down menu. I wish to copy
    >> this image file to another computer but I can't locate it on the
    >> computer?? I've tried a "search" but no luck.

    >
    > You didn't search properly.
    >
    > Look in WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper and WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH


    Those locations only display the standard wallpapers or themes that come
    with windows. Any picture can be made into desktop wallpaper and windows
    does not store in in the windows\web\wallpaper folder. So for the OP, right
    click on the desktop, click properties, highlight the desktop picture and
    click on the Browse button, that should show the location of the picture
    file.
     

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