Wallpaper folder question



Karl
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
When I go to Display Properties/Desktop, I get random image files from all
over the hard drive. In the past, seems to me it only showed images in
the Windows root directory. I'm wondering if this resulted from recent
security updates.

How to I point this Background to one particular folder?? I've seen a lot of
recent questions on this in various newsgroups, and have searched MS
website, but so far haven't found a real answer.

Any help appreciated.

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
It's not random. It's from Win 3.1 locations, IE4 Desktop Update locations
(and IE4 has a location too), and Win 98 locations.

For My Pictures it hides from the list if you have more than about 100 files
in the folder structure.

"Karl" <karl123@mail.com> wrote in message
news:uTmGUMNYFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> When I go to Display Properties/Desktop, I get random image files from all
> over the hard drive. In the past, seems to me it only showed images in
> the Windows root directory. I'm wondering if this resulted from recent
> security updates.
>
> How to I point this Background to one particular folder?? I've seen a lot
of
> recent questions on this in various newsgroups, and have searched MS
> website, but so far haven't found a real answer.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
>
>
>
>

Karl
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
I'm using XP Pro, not those others you mentioned.

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:%233A2wsNYFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> It's not random. It's from Win 3.1 locations, IE4 Desktop Update locations
> (and IE4 has a location too), and Win 98 locations.
>
> For My Pictures it hides from the list if you have more than about 100
> files
> in the folder structure.
>
> "Karl" <karl123@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:uTmGUMNYFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> When I go to Display Properties/Desktop, I get random image files from
>> all
>> over the hard drive. In the past, seems to me it only showed images in
>> the Windows root directory. I'm wondering if this resulted from recent
>> security updates.
>>
>> How to I point this Background to one particular folder?? I've seen a lot
> of
>> recent questions on this in various newsgroups, and have searched MS
>> website, but so far haven't found a real answer.
>>
>> Any help appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
All bmp, jpg, gif, jpe, dib, png and htm files located in these folders:

%Systemroot%

%Systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper

%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures

%ProgramFiles%\Plus!\Themes

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:OIYn3HVYFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Karl <karl123@mail.com> hunted and pecked:
> I'm using XP Pro, not those others you mentioned.
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:%233A2wsNYFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> It's not random. It's from Win 3.1 locations, IE4 Desktop Update
>> locations (and IE4 has a location too), and Win 98 locations.
>>
>> For My Pictures it hides from the list if you have more than about 100
>> files
>> in the folder structure.
>>
>> "Karl" <karl123@mail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uTmGUMNYFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> When I go to Display Properties/Desktop, I get random image files from
>>> all
>>> over the hard drive. In the past, seems to me it only showed images in
>>> the Windows root directory. I'm wondering if this resulted from recent
>>> security updates.
>>>
>>> How to I point this Background to one particular folder?? I've seen a
>>> lot of recent questions on this in various newsgroups, and have
>>> searched MS website, but so far haven't found a real answer.
>>>
>>> Any help appreciated.


Wallpaper folder question