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lock screen win 8.1

  1. #1


    MD
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    lock screen win 8.1


    Hello
    I made the mistake of including family photos in the lock screen choices.

    I am trying to remove family pictures from the row at the lock screen preview. I don't want to change a lot of other things along the way if possible. I was hoping I could just right click the 3 family pictures and remove them but they won't go. The piano is the one I see and that is alright but the 3 to the right are the ones I want to clear.
    Is there a way to do this?
    Thank you
    Peter
    Last edited by Peter2; 18 Mar 2014 at 09:36.

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  2. #2


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    Hello Peter,

    So far the easiest way to remove older selected images used for your lock screen background is to change your lock screen to other images until the 3 old ones are replaced with the newer old ones.

    The default background images used for the lock screen are located in the C:\Windows\Web\Screen folder. Those would be good to use to select until your images are gone.

    Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
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    Hello Brink
    I keep reading the lines your refer to and cannot seem to do it. Can I copy and paste to lock screen to replace. I have been to the file location but cannot seem to get others to fill in.
    If there is a sort of simple answer to replace it would be great.
    Meanwhile I will continue to try to browse to replace as you said. The browse seems not to follow the path to the choices and when there I don't understand what to do. I have Win 8.1 pro.
    Thank you and I will let you know if I get it.
    Peter
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    You would basically just be changing your lock screen background to images in the C:\Windows\Web\Screen folder until your old ones you wanted removed are replaced. Afterwards, change your lock screen back to the image you want it to be again.
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  5. #5


    MD
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    I click on browse hoping to reach the path but win 8.1 stops at C: and does not allow me to browse to these other photos along the path indicated.
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  6. #6


    MD
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    I am currently copying the photos in web to documents and browsing to there so we will see.
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    Ah, I see what you mean now. Yeah, copying them to another location to temporarily use to switch to will work as well.
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  8. #8


    MD
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    Thanks to you, Brink, on again, I was successful. I copied the default pictures from the path to documents as that is as far as browse could go. than I displaced the family ones with them.

    If you had not suggested that I would still be hammering away. I could not find this on Google or YouTube etc. so thank you big time once again.
    You area good guy. I try to do myself before asking and I am not good with directions - age and meds.
    Peter
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    You're most welcome Peter. It would indeed be nice to have a simple clear history option for this.
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  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 865
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    I hope the files I copied are ok and that is a safe way of getting them if done carefully.
    Anyway, thank you again..
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