desktop background on windows 7

  klimba23 20 Sep 12
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My daughter changed the picture on my desktop and I can't find the lovely picture I was using.Does windows 7 store these anywhere I've done windows searhes and used picasa to try to find it anvad checked recycle bin but to no ail.as? Any ide

  rdave13 20 Sep 12

All I can suggest is right click a blank area of your desktop and select personalize, select Desktop Background. In the window that opens click on the down arrow where it shows "picture location". If it's not too long ago the picture (history of) might still be showing there and you can select it. Make a note of its name.

  KRONOS the First 20 Sep 12

I think system restore is a tad over the top because of a background picture. It will be there somewhere unless of course it has been deleted.

  KRONOS the First 20 Sep 12

I think system restore is a tad over the top because of a background picture. It will be there somewhere unless of course it has been deleted.

  rdave13 20 Sep 12

Unfortunately if you selected a web page picture and selected that for your desktop background and your temp files have gone then you can't retrieve it, try buteman's suggestion and go back to the nearest time you can.

  rdave13 20 Sep 12

Should have added, you have one chance with a system restore. Once run and the photo is not available then it will be gone for good.

  Woolwell 20 Sep 12

rdave13 - one chance - surely that depends on the origin of the image and its location.

What we don't know is whether this one of the background supplied pictures or one of OP's own.

  rdave13 20 Sep 12

Woolwell , absolutely. If from a temp folder( web based photo) it'll be gone anyway. If from the OP's own then it won't make any difference... maybe. Restore isn't one of Microsoft's greatest programs.

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