Settings for the Windows Login screensaver

September 8, 2011 at 12:49:29
Specs: Windows XP
Hello All,

I am currently in the process of changing the default windows login screen saver from the default windows xp icon to the my pictures slideshow.

I have found out how to change the screensaver by doing the following,

In the Registry Editor window, locate the following registry key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
In the right pane, double-click SCRNSAVE.EXE.
In the Edit String dialog box, type the name of the screen saver that you want in the Value data box, and then click OK.

I have changed the screen saver to ssmypics.scr to get the picture slideshow.

The issue I am having is that the picture slide show is looking in the wrong folder for pictures. When the screensaver comes up it displays "There are no pictures in C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\My Documents".

So the question is,is there way to change the directory/path? I can change the path when I am logged in as a user but this doesn't effect the screen saver when there are no users logged in.

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September 8, 2011 at 14:17:19
Instead of trying to change the path (even supposing it was possible) why not just put your slideshow pictures in the default path?

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\My Documents

You may have to create the "My Documents" folder, but other than that the rest of the path already exists.

Note: To navigate along that path you'll need to have "Show hidden files & folders" enabled.

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September 8, 2011 at 15:17:07
Fair enough. The reason I was trying to use another folder was because A) That's where I had all my pictures and B) The folder is a network share that has already been set up as a shortcut on several computers.

That being said it shouldn't be that difficult to move all the pictures and to change the network share shortcut.

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

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