Where are the locations of the various theme files stored in Windows 7?

In specific, system as well as per-user theme files.

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Regional themes (Country themes):


Installed themes (Aero, etc):


Per-user installed themes (including pre-installed from OEM):


Current wallpaper file (if any):


User installed themes are located on %AppData%\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes; in Windows 7 they are on %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

  • This isn't a valid path, at least on Windows 7 Apr 12, 2012 at 15:35
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    @FactorMystic It is on my Windows 7: C:\Users\<logon>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes Sep 2, 2014 at 17:32

Some of the Wallpapers for the default Aero Themes are stored here as well:

  • I tried to find where flowers theme and this answer is the best for me on Windows 10.
    – SaidbakR
    Dec 12, 2015 at 17:43

When I have a quick look on Vista, they're under


are they still there under Win7?


Yes, in Windows 7 theme files are (just like Vista) stored in:


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