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Can't access downloaded desktop themes


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#1 bjclark

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:25 PM

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When I right click on my desktop and pick "personalize" I get a window that has various desktop themes. One of the choices in this window is to go to the Microsoft website to "Get more themes online". I have tried to download a few from there but they are put in various locations that I am not able to access. Does anyone know where the desktop backgrounds are supposed to be stored? One more thing… I am also using ADC (Active Desktop Calendar) which may be part of the problem. Thanks!

 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/themes



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

Open the Personalize page and look toward the bottom left and you should see Desktop Background, click on that and your downloaded themes should open.


Edited by dc3, 08 August 2013 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Thanks for the reply but I guess I didn't explain my problem very well. I know where the Microsoft site is and I know how to download a theme. My problem is where it downloads to on my computer.


When I click on "download" at Microsoft, I have a window open on my computer that is titled "Save As".

The address in the address bar is:

"Local>Microsoft>Windows>Themes>Caribbean>DesktopBackground"


Nowhere am I given the option to "Open". My only choices are to "Save" or "Cancel".

Do you have any idea of what I have done? Thanks for your help.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:45 PM

Right-click any blank space on the Desktop, select Personalize and check to see if it's listed.

 

You could also check the following folder in Windows Explorer:

 

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes


Edited by SpywareDoc, 08 August 2013 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:45 PM

By default they download to the Personalize page.  This is what is being referred to as Themes in the file path.

 

Do you not see Desktop Background?


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

Finally solved the problem with your advice. Thanks to all.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:22 AM

Great to hear the problem's been resolved. :thumbup2:



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:18 AM

You're welcome.


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