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Pretty obvious, How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file?

I like the background pics from some of the themes I've downloaded, but is there anyway I can get the pictures (background images) by themselves?

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Open the theme file with 7Zip or similar and extract the images you want.

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really? its just a zipped file? awesome. thanks –  Miles Apr 26 '10 at 0:23
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This no longer works. –  Seth Feb 20 at 1:29
    
Works fine for me, 7zip 9.20 in Windows 8.1. Right click on .themepack file and choose 7zip > Extract... –  Baodad Jun 24 at 4:56
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with 7-Zip,

1) right click the file, select Open archive
2) open DesktopBackground folder
3) select the wallpaper you want or select all by mouse pointer, then click on extract option

now check your extracted location

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You can find those wallpapers on your C drive after you install a theme

Navigate to

C:\Users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

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This no longer works either. All I see at that location are .theme files which can't be extracted. –  Seth Feb 20 at 1:29
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