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How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background dropdown
list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a picture stored on my
computer it adds the picture to my desktop background list.
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    Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background dropdown
    > list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a picture stored
    > on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop background list.
    > --
    > John
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the desktop
    backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the pictures
    that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    --
    John


    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    > John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background dropdown
    > > list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a picture stored
    > > on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop background list.
    > > --
    > > John
    >
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    %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the desktop
    > backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    > pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    >> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    >>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    >>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    >>> background list. --
    >>> John
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    --
    John


    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    > John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the desktop
    > > backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    > > pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    > > --
    > > John
    > >
    > >
    > > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>
    > >> Wes
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    > >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > >>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    > >>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    > >>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    > >>> background list. --
    > >>> John
    > Wesley,
    This link did solve my problem it took me a little while to figure out what
    the link was telling me but I studied it a while and then was OK.
    Thanks
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    In addition:

    The pictures that show up under Display Properties, Desktop are located in
    these folders:

    C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\My Pictures
    C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper
    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

    Another checkpoint:

    Type in Start Run
    "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"

    To hide and/or remove/relocate:

    Under My Computer scroll down to Shared Documents/Shared Pictures. If
    Shared Pictures is listed, remove it.

    TweakUI for XP: Unchecking "Lock Web Content" under Explorer to be added
    to desktop disables the pictures from being listed.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

    Workarounds:

    Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from My
    Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My Pictures
    folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create subfolders within My
    Pictures.

    Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
    and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by
    right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.


    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4F021DCB-703B-4DB6-9B70-62478F327822@microsoft.com...
    >
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    >> %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> > I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the
    >> > desktop
    >> > backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    >> > pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    >> > --
    >> > John
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> >>
    >> >> Wes
    >> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> >>
    >> >> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    >> >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> >>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    >> >>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    >> >>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    >> >>> background list. --
    >> >>> John
    >> Wesley,
    > This link did solve my problem it took me a little while to figure out
    > what
    > the link was telling me but I studied it a while and then was OK.
    > Thanks
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanks Kelly all of the MS-MVPs are really helpful
    --
    John


    "Kelly" wrote:

    > In addition:
    >
    > The pictures that show up under Display Properties, Desktop are located in
    > these folders:
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\My Pictures
    > C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper
    > C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    >
    > Another checkpoint:
    >
    > Type in Start Run
    > "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"
    >
    > To hide and/or remove/relocate:
    >
    > Under My Computer scroll down to Shared Documents/Shared Pictures. If
    > Shared Pictures is listed, remove it.
    >
    > TweakUI for XP: Unchecking "Lock Web Content" under Explorer to be added
    > to desktop disables the pictures from being listed.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >
    > Workarounds:
    >
    > Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from My
    > Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My Pictures
    > folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create subfolders within My
    > Pictures.
    >
    > Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
    > and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by
    > right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > All the Best,
    > Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >
    > Troubleshooting Windows XP
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4F021DCB-703B-4DB6-9B70-62478F327822@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > --
    > > John
    > >
    > >
    > > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > >
    > >> %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>
    > >> Wes
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    > >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > >> > I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the
    > >> > desktop
    > >> > backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    > >> > pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    > >> > --
    > >> > John
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    > >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Wes
    > >> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >> >>
    > >> >> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    > >> >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > >> >>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    > >> >>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    > >> >>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    > >> >>> background list. --
    > >> >>> John
    > >> Wesley,
    > > This link did solve my problem it took me a little while to figure out
    > > what
    > > the link was telling me but I studied it a while and then was OK.
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    John,

    If Windows is on the C: drive...

    %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    is the same thing as
    C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\My Pictures

    %Systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper
    is the same thing as
    C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper

    %Systemroot%\Resources\Themes
    is the same thing as
    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
    is the same thing as
    C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:DA9A4D09-3148-47C4-89C5-3118733466A2@microsoft.com,
    John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Thanks Kelly all of the MS-MVPs are really helpful
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Kelly" wrote:
    >
    >> In addition:
    >>
    >> The pictures that show up under Display Properties, Desktop are located
    >> in these folders:
    >>
    >> C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\My Pictures
    >> C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper
    >> C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    >>
    >> Another checkpoint:
    >>
    >> Type in Start Run
    >> "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"
    >>
    >> To hide and/or remove/relocate:
    >>
    >> Under My Computer scroll down to Shared Documents/Shared Pictures. If
    >> Shared Pictures is listed, remove it.
    >>
    >> TweakUI for XP: Unchecking "Lock Web Content" under Explorer to be
    >> added to desktop disables the pictures from being listed.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >>
    >> Workarounds:
    >>
    >> Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures
    >> from My Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the
    >> My Pictures folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create
    >> subfolders within My Pictures.
    >>
    >> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
    >> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
    >> by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> All the Best,
    >> Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4F021DCB-703B-4DB6-9B70-62478F327822@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> John
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>
    >>>> Wes
    >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>
    >>>> In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    >>>> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>> I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the
    >>>>> desktop
    >>>>> backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    >>>>> pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> John
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    >>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wes
    >>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    >>>>>> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>>>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    >>>>>>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    >>>>>>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    >>>>>>> background list. --
    >>>>>>> John
    >>>> Wesley,
    >>> This link did solve my problem it took me a little while to figure out
    >>> what
    >>> the link was telling me but I studied it a while and then was OK.
    >>> Thanks
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You are most welcome, John. Hope you get it all sorted to your liking. :o)

    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DA9A4D09-3148-47C4-89C5-3118733466A2@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Kelly all of the MS-MVPs are really helpful
    > --
    > John
    >
    >
    > "Kelly" wrote:
    >
    >> In addition:
    >>
    >> The pictures that show up under Display Properties, Desktop are located
    >> in
    >> these folders:
    >>
    >> C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\My Pictures
    >> C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper
    >> C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    >>
    >> Another checkpoint:
    >>
    >> Type in Start Run
    >> "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"
    >>
    >> To hide and/or remove/relocate:
    >>
    >> Under My Computer scroll down to Shared Documents/Shared Pictures. If
    >> Shared Pictures is listed, remove it.
    >>
    >> TweakUI for XP: Unchecking "Lock Web Content" under Explorer to be
    >> added
    >> to desktop disables the pictures from being listed.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >>
    >> Workarounds:
    >>
    >> Create another folder (under your user profile), remove the pictures from
    >> My
    >> Pictures that you don't want listed under Backgrounds and in the My
    >> Pictures
    >> folder, create a shortcut to the new folder. Or create subfolders within
    >> My
    >> Pictures.
    >>
    >> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 117
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Disable Default Save As to My Pictures (Line 263)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Add Folder to Start Menu to replace/re-route My Pictures (Line 2)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
    >> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
    >> by
    >> right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> All the Best,
    >> Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4F021DCB-703B-4DB6-9B70-62478F327822@microsoft.com...
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > John
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> >>
    >> >> Wes
    >> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> >>
    >> >> In news:74FD48C8-0CB8-45DC-AABE-90DB1D72DBE2@microsoft.com,
    >> >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> >> > I tried all of the items on this link, but it only brought up the
    >> >> > desktop
    >> >> > backgrounds that are part of Windows XP OS. It did not bring up the
    >> >> > pictures that were added to this list from my pictures folder.
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > John
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Pictures list - Display Properties Background tab
    >> >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/background.htm
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Wes
    >> >> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> In news:A8D64B67-8658-4415-9845-D1C3CBE95063@microsoft.com,
    >> >> >> John <John@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> >> >>> How do I delete desktop background items from desktop background
    >> >> >>> dropdown list? This is in desktop properties. Every time I open a
    >> >> >>> picture stored on my computer it adds the picture to my desktop
    >> >> >>> background list. --
    >> >> >>> John
    >> >> Wesley,
    >> > This link did solve my problem it took me a little while to figure out
    >> > what
    >> > the link was telling me but I studied it a while and then was OK.
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
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