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Where can I find the various pictures of each theme in Windows 7? I know where all the regional themes are, but I do not know where the Architectural, Character, and Landscape theme pictures are.

I want to take all the pictures, move them to a folder in "pictures", and use every single one of the pictures as a theme slide show for my desktop background.

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possible duplicate of What are the locations of the various theme files in Windows 7? – soandos Jan 15 '12 at 7:59
@soandos Not the same case. This is one step deeper, examining the theme files. – iglvzx Jan 15 '12 at 8:01
@iglvzx, Your answer is basically the same as the accepted answer to the question I posted. – soandos Jan 15 '12 at 8:11
@soandos The .theme and .msstyle files are located in %SystemRoot%\Resources\Themes but the wallpapers are not. This question is specifically about said wallpapers. – iglvzx Jan 15 '12 at 8:15
@iglvzx, the .theme files can be unpacked to give the pictures, but I see your point. – soandos Jan 15 '12 at 8:21
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If you take a look at the .theme files in %SystemRoot%\Resources\Themes, you can find the wallpaper referenced under [Control Panel\Desktop]. The root folder for these wallpapers is: %SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper\.

Note: %SystemRoot%\ will generally be C:\Windows\.

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%SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper\ Thank you very much. This is what I was looking for. I have been searching everywhere, but I was always told to go to the MCT file or to "search on google." You are the first helpful person. :D – Aj Entity Jan 15 '12 at 10:26
You're welcome! – iglvzx Jan 15 '12 at 10:35
@soandos , iglvzx was more accurate because this was a quicker method. Unpacking and all that actually would take longer and it is more complicated for me. By the way, do I need to close this question now? Or do I just leave it as is? – Aj Entity Jan 15 '12 at 19:08
Aj, you do not need to close the question. Welcome to Super User! – iglvzx Jan 16 '12 at 0:00

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