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Current Lock screen file path

  1. #1

    Current Lock screen file path


    Hello

    In Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can find out where your current desktop background wallpaper is located e.g. in my win8, my desktop background is stored here

    C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper


    In Windows 7 (or here), the lock screen similarly had a path

    %windir%\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg

    (which is activated after a little reg tweek (see links)). If that jpg was changed, the lock screen image changed.


    Now (!), does anyone know if there is a similar path for the windows 8 lock screen?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jason,

    If you like, the tutorial below will show you how to change the lock screen background image for your user account.
    ...or set a default Lock screen for all users.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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