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Windows Add wallpapers to wallpaper list in xp

Discussion in 'Software' started by shroom, 27 Aug 2005.

  1. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    What folder do I put my wallpapers in if I want them to be included in the list? I cant figure it out for the life of me, the last time it did it automagically and I didnt want it to.
     
  2. andyunder

    andyunder What's a Dremel?

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    try c:\windows
     
  3. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    Tried it, no luck.

    Also tried system32 and my pictures
     
  4. andyunder

    andyunder What's a Dremel?

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    what format are you trying. try different ones
     
  5. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    Aha, got it. C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper
     
  6. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    On mine, ones in C:\Windows are all .bmp, ones in Web\Wallpaper are jpg.
     
  7. ArtificialHero

    ArtificialHero We were just punking him sir!

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    It'll put things that are in Mydocuments/My Pictures there too i think
     
  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    The facts, according to XSetup Pro,
    I imagine you can also edit the registry to change the wallpaper folder.
     
  9. alcedes

    alcedes What's a Dremel?

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    Apparently the JPEG images are rendered by the ActiveDesktop component while the bitmaps are rendered by some other component. In recent versions of windows the ActiveDesktop component is a little transparent; you don't know that it is there unless something goes wrong.

    That being said on one of my office computers the component is always crashing. When ActiveDesktop crashes the desktop reverts to the last BMP image that I had used as wallpaper.
     
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