I plugged in a thumb drive to my pc, right-clicked on an image, and chose 'Set as desktop background'. The thumb drive was subsequently stolen. Windows obviously creates a copy on the image since it remains as the desktop background even after the thumb drive is removed. My question is, where exactly is this file stored?
Some wallpapers are also stored in this location:
The images don't have an extension but paint will open them. The larger files are the wallpapers. Copy the ones you want to another folder and add
.jpg. List by date so you know when you get new ones.
Wasn't able to verify this because I am on a Windows 7 machine at the time...
You should be able to find the desktop and lock screen images in the
C:\Windows\Web\ in there you will find a
Wallpaper folder contains the desktop backgrounds while the
Screen folder contains lock screen images.