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Lost my pet background on my desktop (XP Pro)


Diemmess
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Needing a plain background for a minute or two I removed a home grown background.

When I wanted to return to as before, it was no longer listed. Worse still I can't find the original file!

Where are background files stored? I don't remember having trouble before, but then it is a long time since I wanted to change a picture. Meanwhile I'll continue to search.

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KRONOS the First

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Mine are stored in the My Pictures folder, I have a whole folder of wallpapers in there.

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Diemmess

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Thanks Chronus

Found the original and re-wallpapered with it. No panic any more, and now I know where Windows stores these things.

C:/Windows/Web/Wallpaper/

I have copied the source file to this folder so there is no link to be broken if I do it again some day!

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robinofloxley

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I keep my custom ones in C:\Wallpapers. And still I forget.

Right click the file wherever they are and Set As Desktop Background.

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