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Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8

How to Change Your Desktop Background and Slide Show in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Your desktop background can be a different picture set for each specific monitor, a single picture set for all monitors, or a slide show playing selected pictures randomly on all monitors.

This tutorial will show you how to set images of your choice as your desktop background wallpaper or slide show in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1,and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
Using a picture that is the same size as the monitor(s) screen resolution will give you the best looking results.

If you have multiple monitors in a row, then using a widescreen picture that is close to the combined screen resolutions of the monitors will give you the best looking results. For example, a 3840 x 1200 widescreen picture looks great as one image across three 1920 x 1080 monitors using Fill. Your results may vary.


The default folder for Windows 8 wallpapers is located at: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows


The hidden cache folder that stores a copy of the current desktop background image is located at:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFiles

If you are using a Microsoft account and have the Personalize setting turned on to sync, then the desktop background you currently have set will also be displayed on any PC that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account. The folder that contains this image on your PC is located below instead of the folder above:

%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\RoamedThemeFiles\DesktopBackground

Tip   Tip
For free desktop backgrounds from Microsoft, see: Desktop backgrounds - Microsoft Windows





OPTION ONE
"Set as Desktop Background" or Slide Show by Right Clicking on a Picture

1. Do either step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the picture that you want to set as desktop background.​
B) Right click or press and hold on the picture, and click/tap on Set as desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
Image.jpg
3. To Set Pictures as Your Desktop Background or Slide Show
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder that contains the pictures that you want to set as a slide show.​
B) Select more than one picture in the folder, right click or press and hold on the selected pictures, and click/tap on Set as desktop background.​
NOTE: You could also press and hold the CTRL key while clicking on pictures randomly to select them in the folder, then release the CTRL key when finished selecting pictures.​
C) The selected pictures will now play as a slide show on all monitors randomly, and changing the picture at the time you already had set in step 10 of OPTION TWO below.​
D) Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings. Under Desktop background settings for Slide show, make sure that you have the setting as Available, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Power_Options.jpg
4. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background in Internet Explorer
A) While in Internet Explorer, right click or press and hold on a picture that you want to set as desktop background, and click/tap on Set as desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Sometimes you may need to click on a picture in Internet Explorer first to view it's largest size.​
IE-1.jpg
B) Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)​
IE-2.jpg






OPTION TWO
To Change Desktop Background or Slide Show in "Personalization"

1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open Personalization.​
2. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on Personalization, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
Personalize.jpg
3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Personalization icon, and go to step 5 below.​
4. While on the desktop, open the Charms bar, click/tap on the Settings charm, click/tap on Personalization, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
Step-1B.jpg
5. Click/tap on the Desktop Background link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)​
step-2.jpg
6. To the right of Picture location, either click/tap on the drop down menu arrow to select a picture folder location, or click/tap on the Browse button to navigate to and select a picture folder location. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This will allow you to be able to select the pictures in the folder to set as your desktop background. To remove a folder from the Picture location, see: How to Remove the Windows 7 Desktop Background Picture Location History.​
location-1.jpg
7. Do step 8, 9, or 10 below for what you would like to do.​
8. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background for All Monitors
NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then the same selected picture will display on all monitors.​
A) Click/tap on a image to select (check) it, then go to step 11 below.​
OR
B) Right click or press and hold on an image, and click/tap on either Set as desktop background (one monitor) or Set for all monitors (multiple monitors), then go to step 11 below.​
9. To Set a Picture as Desktop Background for Specific Monitors
NOTE: You will not be able to do this step have if you only have one monitor. This will allow you to have a different picture on each monitor.​
A) Right click or press and hold on an image, and click/tap on Set for monitor #. (see screenshot below)​
Multi-1.jpg
B) Repeat step 9A if you have more monitors that you would like to set a specific picture for.​
C) When finished, go to step 11 below.​
10. To Set a "Slide Show" as Desktop Background for All Monitors
NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then each monitor will show a different picture from the slide show.​
A) Select (check) as many pictures that you would like to be included in the Slide Show. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You could also press and hold the CTRL key while clicking on pictures randomly to select them in the folder, then release the CTRL key when finished selecting pictures.​
Slideshow-1.jpg
B) Set the Change picture every time option for how often you would like the pictures in the slide show to change. (see screenshot below)​
Slideshow-2.jpg
C) Check the Shuffle box if you would like the selected pictures to be played randomly in the slide show. (see screenshot above)​
D) If you like, and if available, check the When using battery power, pause the slide show to save power box. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: This option is only available if your computer has a battery (ex: laptop or tablet), or is connected to a UPS.​
E) Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings. Under Desktop background settings for Slide show, make sure that you have the setting as Available, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Power_Options.jpg
F) Go to step 11 below.​
11. Under Picture position, click/tap on how you want the selected picture(s) to show on the desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
position.jpg
12. When finished, click/tap on the Save changes button at the bottom. (see screenshot under step 6)​
13. You can now close the Personalization window if you like. (see screenshot under step 5)​



That's it,
Shawn


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nOm nom NOM3

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done, the problem persists. this only started a few days ago. I did not change any settings it just suddenly started doing this
 

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Just to verify, do you have all the images checked in the selected folder, and have shuffle checked?

Since this has just recently happened, you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully undo and fix this.
 

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nOm nom NOM3

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yes I do have the images I want selected (25-30 of them) shuffle is on. I suppose I could try a system restore. Ill post back with results.
Im going all the way back to the 19th. im probably going to have to do a bunch of driver BS

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I did the restore initially it looked like it worked. then I went downstairs to make lunch, and when I came back both backgrounds were identical... again. the only update installed was this. I uninstalled it and the problem persists.
 
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Cliff S

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I guess this is the place for my question,

Since I bought my desktop and started using Windows 8.1 (and now 10TP on my old laptop), I've noticed that when I change the background picture(from my library) and own themes, is doesn't "stick" the first time and when I close the Personalization window the background goes black. I then have to reopen Personalization and choose the picture a second time and it "sticks" when I close the window. What I'd like to know is this an inherent (existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute) bug.? This was never a problem on earlier versions. It's a small thing but gets on my nerves.

One more bit of info: When I let Bing Desktop change the wallpapers it's done cleanly/immediately.
 

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Hello Cliff,


I've not seen this issue on any of my systems. I got a few things below to check to see if it may help for now. :)

Be sure to click on "Save changes" after changing your desktop background.

You might turn off syncing for "Appearance" and "Desktop personalization" under "Personalization settings" to see if it may be an issue of it syncing and replacing the image you selected.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5591-sync-your-settings-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
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Good idea with the sync settings, but it didn't help, and it does it with the presaved settings(Themes) I've made, but not with the themes that came with windows.
At first I thought it might have been because I moved my Pictures, Music & Video libraries to my 2nd internal drive, so I changed it so that pictures, in the personalization picture location drop down, picks from my data drive directly, instead of thru the libraries. But that made no difference. and on my other computer(my laptop with Windows TP now) all data is on the C: drive and it does it too. I never had this with 7, so it could be some setting I've overlooked, being that I'm relatively new to 8.1.
 

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    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
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    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
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    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
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    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
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I'm not aware of any setting that would temporarily cause a solid color like that. There's one to always use a solid color, but that wouldn't let it be changed if it was it.

As a test when it does this, does refreshing (F5) the desktop or restarting explorer has it show the selected desktop background without having to change the background again. I'm thinking it may be some sort of refresh issue.
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
Pro User
Already tried refresh that didn't help, only going back to personalization pick the picture a 2nd time save again and click the red X to close window and then poof it sticks, but every time I change, And the funny thing is like I said at first the automatic Bing Desktop picture of the day doesn't have this problem. Also as a side note when I do sync the other computer changes the background w/o a hitch too. Irritating but also you need a sense of humor. My fathers logic would have been if he was alive "If it bugs you then don't change it!!!) a wise man.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
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    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
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    Edge; Chrome; IE11
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I must admit that I'm not sure why's doing that to you. It's certainly not normal or suppose to do that.

You could try running a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if it may help if there's some issue with a system file that may be at fault.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
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Oh restart explorer did correct it too, but just about the same amount of clicks and I have to chase explorer.exe in task manager to do it.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Cliff S

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Thanks Shawn. I works good that way until I figure out what's going on. It's not just my Windows 8.1Lenovo desktop it's my ASUS Windows 10TP laptop. So it has to be an ​ID10T-ERROR
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
Pro User
Hi Shawn I solved my problem.

What I did was:
  1. Go to C:\windows\web\wallpaper\windows\ and created a new folder, and called it "My Backgrounds".
  2. Then I opened a second explorer.exe, using check boxes, checked the pictures I wanted to copy/import.
  3. Then sent them to my newly created folder.
Now when I change the image, I don't have to manually refresh.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Great news Cliff. It sounds like it was some sort of permission issue with where you used to have them since it works fine in a system folder location.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
Pro User
Great news Cliff. It sounds like it was some sort of permission issue with where you used to have them since it works fine in a system folder location.

I really don't know what it was/is, it could be something like you said before, with the syncing or maybe a permission issue, or some reg key got changed, I looked through registry using Find searching for "Wallpaper" & ""Background" but even for me, what was shown, was, a wee too dangerous to screw around with, and I didn't see any settings with a simple HEX change, so I just left it. This seemed like the best option and now I can sort out my picture library by putting all the backgrounds in my new folder.

Also Brink thanks for your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

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