Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?

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I suppose your Linux Mint comes with GNOME and normally, it should be under /usr/share/backgrounds .

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    Found it in /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-nadia-extra. Thanks! Dec 25, 2012 at 2:22

Mint change background in each release, could get background of previous release.

Command - install background:

  • sudo apt-get install mint-backgrounds-<release_name>, install a specific release,
  • sudo apt-get install mint-backgrounds-*, all release,

Linux Mint and Ubuntu derivatives will have their backgrounds in /usr/share/backgrounds/ The ones your looking for should be in their or a sub folder.

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