Background Source Image from safe mode

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August 17, 2010 at 22:31:12
Specs: Windows XP SP 3
I was wondering if there was a way to figured out where my current background is stored on my computer from safe mode. I'm transfering many files onto an external harddrive and i want to make sure i get this imaged copied as well.

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#1
August 18, 2010 at 00:19:48
If you've used a customized picture, you should find it in "My Documents\My Pictures".

You can rightclick on the desktop and choose Properties, then click on Desktop and click the Browse button.

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#2
August 18, 2010 at 11:57:03
I checked "My Computer\ My Pictures", and i don't see it there. On top of this, for some reason, i cannot right click on my desktop in safe mode, and i cannot see the background picture either.

any other ideas? :/


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#3
August 18, 2010 at 13:11:57
Ratman528, did you use a pic from the drop down menu or did you use a photograph as your wallpaper?
If you found a pic online that you liked and opened it and said set as background, you will not be able to find it on your PC.

But if you saved the pic to 'my pictures' then opened it up and selected use as wallpaper, then the photo will be there.

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#4
August 18, 2010 at 14:31:41
I guess you could have put it in any old place.

As far as I know all backgrounds will be stored on your machine somewhere.
Try here (MS online default save area):

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper

Windows own ones are often bmp files in C:\Windows but I doubt you'll want those.


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#5
August 18, 2010 at 14:55:35
ah, i figured out you can type "control desktop" under run, and that brings you to the same place as right clicking on the desktop and then clicking properties. Problem Solved! :D

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#6
August 18, 2010 at 19:37:03
Yep, lots of ways to get there - well done and thanks for popping back to let us know. I think you'll find the actual files were stored in the place I suggested.

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#7
August 19, 2010 at 11:00:34
actually, i used a custom picture, not a windows default one, so the only place it was stored was the place i originally saved it. I don't know why that was, I'm just glad i found it. :D

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#8
August 19, 2010 at 11:46:16
OK fine.

The place I mentioned is the default when you download backgrounds from the internet (not just MS stuff).

Whatever, as you say, you found it so glad to hear it.

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