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Wallpaper question

by sfrench63 / August 14, 2006 4:41 AM PDT

My network at work has started force feeding everyone the same wallpaper image. Since they started doing this my old wallpaper is still there and shows up when I pull my CAC card or lock my computer. My question is: what is my old wallpaper's file name? I'd like to be able to change that image even if I can't change my wallaper. Thanks for any help.

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It could be anything
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 5:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Wallpaper question

Only you, if you are the one who created/set the wallpaper, or the Administrator, if he/she was the one who set it, of the network can know that.

Get the admin to find it and change it for you.


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That's too bad
by sfrench63 / August 14, 2006 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: It could be anything

It's a gov. network and I'm pretty sure they won't take the time to do anything like that. Thanks for the reply.

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Name of old wallpaper
by Papa Echo / August 14, 2006 9:54 AM PDT
In reply to: That's too bad

If it still shows up, it is at your HD; maybe you can search for it with a wild card name, like *.extension.

Wallpaper extension can be bmp, jpg, gif, etc. Open up each file found and see whether it matches your old wallpaper.....

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I usually find wallpaper images are in 2 places in WINXP
by DarCLew2 / August 14, 2006 2:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Name of old wallpaper

My Documents\My Pictures is one; 2nd is C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper. Darrell Lewis

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by Papa Echo / August 14, 2006 4:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Name of old wallpaper

At the Search Result window, you can set View to Thumb nails, so you do not have to open individual files.

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by Stan Chambers / August 14, 2006 2:26 PM PDT
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If you follow Start/Control Panel/Display/Desktop Tab, the contents of the C:/Windows/Web/Wallpaper folder are displayed there as options. You can view the differnt options there. If your wallpaper is not shown there, it could be located in numerous other locations. Without the name of the file, it may be difficult to trace.

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As last resort, to get rid of force feeding,
by DarCLew2 / August 14, 2006 9:33 PM PDT
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select the (none) option. it will be a blue background for wallpaper. Of course if it your work's computer, you are stuck with theirs and if there is a scrolling marquee like "Olympiad" (company name), it is a screensaver and covers the wallpaper.

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