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jan18

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I have accidently changed the background image of the windows 8 photos app and can't find a way to restore the default image...which I prefer.
Can anyone help me with this please...

Thanks

Jan
 

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How did you change it ?
 

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jan18

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How did you change it ?

Hi, Thank you for your interest...

I changed it by selecting a picture and then right clicking the image to bring up the toolbar then clicked set as app background. I was just experimenting and never intended to permanently change the background image...but once it was done I found there was no obvious way back.

You have helped me a number of times in the past...I do hope you can do so again.

Thanks

Jan
 

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Uninstall Photos.
Go to Windows store & reinstall it.
I just tested it & it works. :)
 

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jan18

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Uninstall Photos.
Go to Windows store & reinstall it.
I just tested it & it works. :)

Thanks for getting back to me...I will do as you suggest and report back tomorrow...going to bed now as I have to be up early in the morning...

Thanks

jan
 

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I found the original .jpg in my C:\ drive. :dinesh:

defaultBackground.jpg

You can replace it like you changed it to start with.

I used *.jpg in the search box.
I sifted through over 3500 pictures to find it. :)
 

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jan18

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I found the original .jpg in my C:\ drive. :dinesh:

View attachment 25909

You can replace it like you changed it to start with.

I used *.jpg in the search box.
I sifted through over 3500 pictures to find it. :)

Thanks for both methods...I have done both of them and got the same results as you...though I only had to sift through 2812 pictures...twice, as I missed it the first time and would you believe it was the third icon in the list :confused:

Thanks once again for your help...thumbs up left....

Jan
 

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You are welcome. :)
 

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    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
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