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Windows 8.1 Sync settings - Desktop background not syncing

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Sync settings - Desktop background not syncing


    Hi there,

    I'll try to make this as short and to the point as possible. English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes made.

    Alright so I have a PC with a licensed Windows 8.1 Pro, been logging in with Microsoft account for about 3-4 months now and I absolutely love it. I purchased a laptop 5 days ago, and decided to format the whole thing and do a fresh install (the way I like it ).

    Of course I signed it with Microsoft account and everything was just lovely. My Metro apps came back, my theme synced etc.

    The only problem I have is that my desktop background refuses to sync. I remember having "Synced theme" on my new laptop under My themes (Desktop right click -> Personalize) but I deleted that and now I have no idea how to get it back

    TL;DR Signed in with MS account on my PC and laptop and desktop background doesn't sync. I deleted "Synced theme" and have no idea how to restore it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Edit: I have tried switching my MS account back to local and then again to MS. Still doesn't work.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sukle,

    Double check to make sure that you have the sync settings turned on for what you want.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Afterwards, delete any old sync settings to start fresh.

    OneDrive - Delete Sync Settings for Windows 8.1 PCs

    When you have your theme setup how you like, save it.

    Theme - Save in Windows 8

    It'll take a bit, but eventually your settings will sync again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 Sync settings - Desktop background not syncing
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