wndows xp pro sp2 display/desktop/background

September 16, 2010 at 03:35:48
Specs: Windows XP, 512
i went into control panel/display/desktop/background and changed the desktop background picture to one from my pictures via the browse function. at the point of clicking the picture the computer went and moved the whole folder of my pics into the background box(the box you change the desktop pics from by clicking). How do i remove these pictures from this box, there are a lot of them and it is cluttering up and causing slow start up in the mornings

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#1
September 16, 2010 at 04:13:27
Shirleyanne, see if you can find them in
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper folder and
move them out from there.
Peter

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#2
September 16, 2010 at 04:56:18
hello, thank you but i already did that. in web/wallpaper there are just the normal backgrounds and not the ones from my pictures. strange one is it not? any more suggestions?

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#3
September 16, 2010 at 06:31:12
Shirleyanne, sometimes these pics can be found in Windows root directory.
Or, if you know one of the picture title, you could go to Start, Search, All files and Folders, type in the Title such as "sample.jpg". That way you could find where the pics went.
Good luck
Peter

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#4
September 16, 2010 at 06:35:45
its funny you should say that i have just thought the very same thing, off i go and i will post agian when i have found them.

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#5
September 16, 2010 at 06:46:28
well, i found only the pictures in the my pics folder, so i experimented and created a new folder moved all the pictures into the new folder and they then removed themselves from the background folder automatically. thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction, i am now a convert to computing.net and i still love windows xp

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#6
September 16, 2010 at 08:39:29
Hi Shirleyanne, nice to see you solved the problem.
BTW, I use XP Pro ever since it appeared on the market and had never any problems. And I keep the rule "If it ain't broken don't fix it".
Cheeres de Peter

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#7
September 16, 2010 at 12:45:08
You should have been able to use one of your pictures as background as it is a quite normal facility. Almost certainly you did something wrong although I'm not sure exactly what. Seems like you clicked the folder rather than a picture or did something weird with double clicking.

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