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#1 beverlonian

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:23 AM

Hi - new to this forum - my problem is the Desktop background theme has disappeared - desktop background is just black.  Setting up in 'Personalise' results in nothing.  This used to work but just disappeared and I don't know why and can't reinstate.  Any suggestions appreciated.  Thanks.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

I am not sure what the problem might be.  If it was my computer, I would make sure that I did full anti-virus and anti-malware scans.  In addition, from an elevated command prompt, run "sfc /scannow" to check for damaged Windows files.  If it finds issues, then please report back.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, there is apparently a "dism" restore health command (I am running Win7 so have only heard of this feature in Windows 8/8.1).

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

Normally this is fairly easy to fix. First make sure you show hidden files, then navigate to

 

C:\users\yourusername\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\themes

 

and then delete the "transcodedwallpaper" file within.

 

Apply your new wallpaper or theme and you should be good to go.

 

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Edited by TsVk!, 06 January 2015 - 06:36 PM.


#4 beverlonian

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 06:41 AM

Many thanks for your responses Phil and TsVk!  The "hidden files" worked although following the deletion of "transcodedwallpaper" file, I returned to the Desktop Personalization page to set a Wallpaper Theme bur nothing happened.   However, I found by selecting a photograph, right-clicking, and "Set as Desktop Background" worked.  Further return to Desktop Personalization and now selecting a Theme now worked also.  Woo-hoo!  Again, many thanks.



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:57 AM

Thanks for posting back, Beverlonian, and thank you TsVk for teaching me a new trick.  Always learning.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

Always welcome :thumbup2:



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 04:18 PM

Normally this is fairly easy to fix. First make sure you show hidden files, then navigate to

 

C:\users\yourusername\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\themes

 

and then delete the "transcodedwallpaper" file within.

 

Apply your new wallpaper or theme and you should be good to go.

 

TsVk! :thumbup2:

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Edited by Klyaaleksej, 04 April 2015 - 04:29 PM.





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