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#840478 - 10/05/12 01:50 PM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Jenny100]
Mad Offline
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Hi smile

kjos .. Yes. I might resort to a system restore if all else fails.

Jenny100

"Mad, if you know where your pictures are (if you keep them all in one folder), can you click the Browse button the the Display tab and browse to the location where your pictures are? For example, mine are in
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Wallpapers
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That's exactly what I'm having to do now but I didn't have to do before.
The whole of "My Pictures" used to be shown as "the background list" without having to browse to it.
It DOES remember the last picture I browsed to and set as wallpaper. But only that one. And all my pictures are already in the same folder as that one.

Creeping_Doom .. I don't use any picture viewers.

[I'm sure I'm starting to repeat myself now !! lol]

Cheers.

Mad grin
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#840557 - 10/05/12 11:00 PM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Mad]
Jenny100 Offline
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Are your pictures in one of the folders listed on this page?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm

Another thing you could try is this:
Quote:
Open the Control Panel, Display Properties, Desktop tab, click the Customize Desktop button, click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window. Disable the the active desktop by unchecking anything in the window and then hit Synchronize.

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#840563 - 10/06/12 02:07 AM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Jenny100]
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No Mad, that link I gave says to go into the Control Panel and open Display. What you've been doing is making the changes directly from the desktop. There's a big difference between the two procedures.

Right clicking on an empty spot on your desktop opens another window. Going to the Control Panel requires you to go to Start and choosing Control Panel. Then clicking on the Display icon within the Control Panel.
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#840604 - 10/06/12 09:45 AM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Mad]
Jenny100 Offline
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Don't both methods get you that same Desktop/Display Window with the tabs, Homer6?

No harm in trying to get to it that way, but I don't see why it would make a difference.

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#840616 - 10/06/12 10:41 AM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Jenny100]
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I had answered your question Jenny but didn't post my reply because I remembered I still had my old computer with XP on it. Yes, you are correct. The same window will come up going either way. The reason I suggested going through the Control Panel is that whatever is affecting right clicking on an empty spot on the desktop might not affect going through the Control Panel.

Mad, here is another MS support help page.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921049

Here is a forum page I found where the writer has/had a similar problem. Look at post 5.

http://www.techtalkz.com/software-troubleshooting/4497-missing-desktop-background.html

Mad, it does look like you or someone will have to look at the registry to make sure the desktop settings to change wallpaper hasn't been changed. From the little I've read it sounds like a setting has been changed to lock the current wallpaper, which is why no other choices are appearing. The MS support topic mentioned the registry being locked.
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#840754 - 10/06/12 10:28 PM Re: Missing Wallpapers [Re: Homer6]
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"Open the Control Panel, Display Properties, Desktop tab, click the Customize Desktop button, click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window. Disable the the active desktop by unchecking anything in the window and then hit Synchronize. "

Hi Jenny100 smile
The only thing showing in that window is "My Current Home Page" but it is not checked.
[It's greyed out.]
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"From the little I've read it sounds like a setting has been changed to lock the current wallpaper, which is why no other choices are appearing."

Hi Homer6 smile
I'm not messing with the registry. I'll just have to wait until my Son in Law can call round.
In the meantime I can still access other wallpapers by using the browse access so I'll make do with that.

thanks to all thumbsup
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