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Q: Windows XP computer desktop background ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Windows XP computer desktop background
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: ebst23-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 05 Sep 2006 13:53 PDT
Expires: 05 Oct 2006 13:53 PDT
Question ID: 762477

My buddy has windows XP.  he accidentally saved a new picture as his
background on his desktop.  now, he can't find the old picture that he
used - any idea on how he could recover it?

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 05 Sep 2006 15:09 PDT
Does this help?


Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 05 Sep 2006 16:17 PDT
If it was one of the stock photos that come with XP, he can find it by
right clicking on the desktop, select "Properties" -- then "Desktop."

Otherwise, your friend will have to remember where the image is in the
computer, --or search for it, --open it, right click on it and select
"Set as Desktop Background"

Does this help?

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 05 Sep 2006 18:17 PDT

I have Windows 2000, so there may be some differences, but the default
image for Windows 2000 is located as follows:

C:\WINNT\Web\Wallpaper\Windows 2000.jpg

So, extrapolating, your buddy's default image MAY be:

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows XP.jpg



If not, you might try a search for Windows*.jpg from
the Windows directory (r-click).

Let me know where this takes you...

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Windows XP computer desktop background
From: viezen-ga on 05 Sep 2006 18:57 PDT
Try to use WinXP "System Recovery" if that photo is so important.

Kind regards
Subject: Re: Windows XP computer desktop background
From: richardmtl-ga on 06 Sep 2006 10:27 PDT
Hi there,
If you right-click on the desktop, then select "properties", then
click on the "Desktop" tab, you'll have a list of pictures. Check
those out. If it's not them, click on the "Browse" button, and look
through there. If it's still not there, Restore the system using
System Restore (if the change was done recently, and nothing else has
been done to the system since then, such as installing new software).

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