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Display Problem. Please help Me Solve.

Last response: in Windows XP
November 11, 2010 9:41:33 PM


Control Panel >Display Properties>[Tab] Desktop>Background: beneath, used to be Microsoft's
default list of Wallpaper choices.

But recently, ALL of My Pictures were somehow Sent there.

How can I correct this please(?) as I don't wish to have all of My personal pictures listed as a Wallpaper choice.

Thanks very much!
Jean Biermanoski

More about : display problem solve

November 12, 2010 3:10:11 PM

Try this:


Navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Look for this entry: WallPaperDir in the right pane,

Right-click it, select "Modify" and enter this: %SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper

Restart computer.
November 16, 2010 9:26:19 AM


I'd looked there before - and still cannot locate Wallpaper in Registry.

Could You pls. be more specific as to it's possible location, pls.

Also, why include 'Web' when I just want WINXP default images?

Thank You
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November 16, 2010 11:01:44 AM


I simply created New folder.

Dropped & Dragged All my images into the New folder.

That's it!!
November 16, 2010 2:46:21 PM

That was my first thought also, but then it seemed if the wallpaper was pointed to the wrong folder it should be fixed. The windows/web/wallpaper is the default windows wallpaper folder.

Good to hear you made it work the way you like. :)