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Ok, so I re-installed windows 7 yesterday and all is good. The only problem I have is that I had a really nice wallpaper before that I spent like 2 hours making, I set it as the wallpaper on my old installation but then later it got accidentally deleted. Is there anyway I can find the wallpaper? I still have my windows.old directory with all my old user files. Could I either find it somewhere in there or possibly access my old recycle bin?

Edit: I've just remembered that I did actually save it as a theme too, is that of any help? Anyone know where the themes are saved?

Edit 2: I found where the themes are and I can restore all of them and the wallpapers work but with the specific one I'm looking for the wallpaper doesn't work as the file was deleted -_-

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Try in your windows.old\Web\Wallpaper –  Ofiris Feb 10 '13 at 13:37
I can try to answer your question but can you please provide more information? Is the wallpaper you're looking for set as the wallpaper in the old windows installation? Because it's possible for a file to be set as a wallpaper then deleted. It would still be the wallpaper because windows keeps a copy of it. –  Subaru Tashiro Feb 10 '13 at 13:48
If you installed over your existing operating system then the file is likely gone since the file was deleted. –  Ramhound Feb 10 '13 at 14:33
Yes it was set when I re-installed - sorry I should have made that more clear. –  user1821586 Feb 10 '13 at 16:16
Ofiris - Thats only the default wallpapers, im looking for one I made myself and had saved to my desktop before re-installing windows –  user1821586 Feb 10 '13 at 16:25

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Assuming that C: is the old installation drive, try looking in following path

C:\Users\username\AppData\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\

Non-Windows wallpapers are usually stored in this directory.

Replace username with the user-account name from the old installation.

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First of all i thonk you forgot to add inn the "roaming" directory and second of all, after trying that I only found an old wallpaper that I used a long time ago. –  user1821586 Feb 10 '13 at 16:19
Doesn't that just show the wallpapers you set from internet explorer? This is one I made in Photoshop and saved to my desktop, then set it as wallpaper and deleted it. –  user1821586 Feb 10 '13 at 16:26

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