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Old 04-18-2007, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As you can see in the image on the left, I have a couple of wallpapers in the directory where Windows looks for wallpapers, C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpapers. However, when I go to change wallpaper from Desktop, it only shows the current wallpaper. Has anyone ever seen this before?
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just checking...are you sure there is only 1 copy of the image? Could be you "set as wallpaper" a copy of that image from some other location.
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just checking...are you sure there is only 1 copy of the image? Could be you "set as wallpaper" a copy of that image from some other location.
I did "Set as wallpaper" on *that* copy of the image. But even still, Windows looks in C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpapers\ when generating that list of wallpapers, so it should see them regardless.

I tried moving the images to just C:\WINDOWS\, but they still don't show up. However, putting a *.bmp image in C:\WINDOWS\ makes it show up just fine in the Desktop background list. I'm confused. Doing exactly what I am doing works fine on my desktop, but for some reason refuses to work on this laptop.
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yeah...theoretically it should work like that I forget but sometimes certain things make it behave like an app that remembers it's last position. So let's say I had c:\temppics and do from there...it might open up desktops looking in there next time and ignore where it originals are at.

That might be a random bug though I am thinking of.

OH....I think there are certain "formats" of jpegs too that are seen or not seen. I think if you open up and resave as jpg...windows might see them normally. Just make sure to choose the correct jpg extension.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Fixed it, got my list of wallapers lol.

Had to go into Group Policy Editor, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active Desktop > 'Enable Active Desktop' to allow JPEG wallpapers.
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