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Unread 27-08-2007, 07:20 PM   #11
Richard in AZ
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Re: Where does XP keep the current wallpaper?

I know the work around, but there should be a registry tweak that kills the link to MY PICTURES.

"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message news:unANnAp3HHA.5740@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd knows where in the
>> registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I would appreciate it.

>
>
> Workarounds:
>
> Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from My Pictures that you
> don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My Pictures folder, create a shortcut to the new
> folder. Or create subfolders within My Pictures.
>
> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the
> import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting
> Edit.
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)
>
> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>
>
>
> "Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message news:eUqgh2o3HHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Typically the wallpaper files in Windows XP are in the folder:
>> C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
>> But if you use the browse feature in setting up wallpaper, then the computer will remember the
>> second, or third, location and will also search these location for pictures as well. This
>> little feature is very irritating if you once point to "MY PICTURES" folder since now every
>> picture in that folder will be listed in your wallpaper choices FOREVER.
>>
>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd knows where in the
>> registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I would appreciate it.
>>
>> "Quorlia" <Quorlia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A8F7BEDE-AB7C-423F-B072-9C113B9DD567@microsoft.com...
>>>I am assuming that there is a system file somewhere that is a copy of the
>>> wallpaper and I would like to know what this file is called.
>>>
>>> Here's why......
>>>
>>> I created a montage of photo's which I then set as my wallpaper by
>>> right-clicking on the desktop, browsing for the file and setting it. The
>>> file was located in a sub-folder of My Documents. Later, I was doing some
>>> "housekeeping" and I thought I didn't need the folder so I deleted it
>>> (forgetting that my wallpaper was in it).
>>>
>>> I want to edit the montage to add another photo, but when I come to look for
>>> the file I can't find it. I've done a whole system search and it is gone. I
>>> peeked in the current.theme file and realised what I had done - the file
>>> points to this non-existent folder.
>>>
>>> But my wallpaper has not gone away so presumably there must be a file
>>> somewhere which is a copy of my wallpaper that XP actually uses when loading
>>> the wallpaper. What I want to know is what is this file called?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Quorlia

>>
>>

>
>



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #12
Nightowl
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Re: Where does XP keep the current wallpaper?

Hi Quorlia

Try looking in:
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Microsoft. It's
usually there under the name Wallpaper1.bmp (if it wasn't originally a
..bmp file XP will convert it!)

If it's not there, look in the registry under:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop]

In the right-hand pane the entry Wallpaper should point to the file.


Quorlia <Quorlia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Tue, 14 Aug 2007:

>I created a montage of photo's which I then set as my wallpaper by
>right-clicking on the desktop, browsing for the file and setting it. The
>file was located in a sub-folder of My Documents. Later, I was doing some
>"housekeeping" and I thought I didn't need the folder so I deleted it
>(forgetting that my wallpaper was in it).
>
>I want to edit the montage to add another photo, but when I come to look for
>the file I can't find it. I've done a whole system search and it is gone. I
> peeked in the current.theme file and realised what I had done - the file
>points to this non-existent folder.
>
>But my wallpaper has not gone away so presumably there must be a file
>somewhere which is a copy of my wallpaper that XP actually uses when loading
>the wallpaper. What I want to know is what is this file called?


--
Nightowl
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #13
Nightowl
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Re: Where does XP keep the current wallpaper?

Hi Quorlia

Try looking in:
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Microsoft. It's
usually there under the name Wallpaper1.bmp (if it wasn't originally a
..bmp file XP will convert it!)

If it's not there, look in the registry under:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop]

In the right-hand pane the entry Wallpaper should point to the file.


Quorlia <Quorlia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Tue, 14 Aug 2007:

>I created a montage of photo's which I then set as my wallpaper by
>right-clicking on the desktop, browsing for the file and setting it. The
>file was located in a sub-folder of My Documents. Later, I was doing some
>"housekeeping" and I thought I didn't need the folder so I deleted it
>(forgetting that my wallpaper was in it).
>
>I want to edit the montage to add another photo, but when I come to look for
>the file I can't find it. I've done a whole system search and it is gone. I
> peeked in the current.theme file and realised what I had done - the file
>points to this non-existent folder.
>
>But my wallpaper has not gone away so presumably there must be a file
>somewhere which is a copy of my wallpaper that XP actually uses when loading
>the wallpaper. What I want to know is what is this file called?


--
Nightowl
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:03 PM   #14
Kelly
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Re: Where does XP keep the current wallpaper?

There is and I gave it to you.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm



"Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
news:uBm3k$r3HHA.5740@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>I know the work around, but there should be a registry tweak that kills the
>link to MY PICTURES.
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:unANnAp3HHA.5740@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd
>>> knows where in the registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I
>>> would appreciate it.

>>
>>
>> Workarounds:
>>
>> Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from
>> My Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My
>> Pictures folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create
>> subfolders within My Pictures.
>>
>> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
>> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
>> by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)
>>
>> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
>> news:eUqgh2o3HHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Typically the wallpaper files in Windows XP are in the folder:
>>> C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
>>> But if you use the browse feature in setting up wallpaper, then the
>>> computer will remember the second, or third, location and will also
>>> search these location for pictures as well. This little feature is
>>> very irritating if you once point to "MY PICTURES" folder since now
>>> every picture in that folder will be listed in your wallpaper choices
>>> FOREVER.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd
>>> knows where in the registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I
>>> would appreciate it.
>>>
>>> "Quorlia" <Quorlia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:A8F7BEDE-AB7C-423F-B072-9C113B9DD567@microsoft.com...
>>>>I am assuming that there is a system file somewhere that is a copy of
>>>>the
>>>> wallpaper and I would like to know what this file is called.
>>>>
>>>> Here's why......
>>>>
>>>> I created a montage of photo's which I then set as my wallpaper by
>>>> right-clicking on the desktop, browsing for the file and setting it.
>>>> The
>>>> file was located in a sub-folder of My Documents. Later, I was doing
>>>> some
>>>> "housekeeping" and I thought I didn't need the folder so I deleted it
>>>> (forgetting that my wallpaper was in it).
>>>>
>>>> I want to edit the montage to add another photo, but when I come to
>>>> look for
>>>> the file I can't find it. I've done a whole system search and it is
>>>> gone. I
>>>> peeked in the current.theme file and realised what I had done - the
>>>> file
>>>> points to this non-existent folder.
>>>>
>>>> But my wallpaper has not gone away so presumably there must be a file
>>>> somewhere which is a copy of my wallpaper that XP actually uses when
>>>> loading
>>>> the wallpaper. What I want to know is what is this file called?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Quorlia
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:03 PM   #15
Kelly
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Posts: n/a
Re: Where does XP keep the current wallpaper?

There is and I gave it to you.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm



"Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
news:uBm3k$r3HHA.5740@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>I know the work around, but there should be a registry tweak that kills the
>link to MY PICTURES.
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:unANnAp3HHA.5740@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd
>>> knows where in the registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I
>>> would appreciate it.

>>
>>
>> Workarounds:
>>
>> Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from
>> My Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My
>> Pictures folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create
>> subfolders within My Pictures.
>>
>> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
>> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
>> by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)
>>
>> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
>> news:eUqgh2o3HHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Typically the wallpaper files in Windows XP are in the folder:
>>> C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
>>> But if you use the browse feature in setting up wallpaper, then the
>>> computer will remember the second, or third, location and will also
>>> search these location for pictures as well. This little feature is
>>> very irritating if you once point to "MY PICTURES" folder since now
>>> every picture in that folder will be listed in your wallpaper choices
>>> FOREVER.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps you find your wallpaper and if any real technical nerd
>>> knows where in the registry to turn off the access to MY PICTURES I
>>> would appreciate it.
>>>
>>> "Quorlia" <Quorlia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:A8F7BEDE-AB7C-423F-B072-9C113B9DD567@microsoft.com...
>>>>I am assuming that there is a system file somewhere that is a copy of
>>>>the
>>>> wallpaper and I would like to know what this file is called.
>>>>
>>>> Here's why......
>>>>
>>>> I created a montage of photo's which I then set as my wallpaper by
>>>> right-clicking on the desktop, browsing for the file and setting it.
>>>> The
>>>> file was located in a sub-folder of My Documents. Later, I was doing
>>>> some
>>>> "housekeeping" and I thought I didn't need the folder so I deleted it
>>>> (forgetting that my wallpaper was in it).
>>>>
>>>> I want to edit the montage to add another photo, but when I come to
>>>> look for
>>>> the file I can't find it. I've done a whole system search and it is
>>>> gone. I
>>>> peeked in the current.theme file and realised what I had done - the
>>>> file
>>>> points to this non-existent folder.
>>>>
>>>> But my wallpaper has not gone away so presumably there must be a file
>>>> somewhere which is a copy of my wallpaper that XP actually uses when
>>>> loading
>>>> the wallpaper. What I want to know is what is this file called?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Quorlia
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
 

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