How to Extract wallpapers from Windows 7 theme pack

windows7 Recently, Microsoft released 14 branded themes on Windows 7 launch. Basically a theme pack contains some wallpapers and sound files which can be seen only after installing a theme. I’ve found 2 ways to find those wallpapers hidden inside Windows 7 themes.

Method 1 – Install the theme pack by double clicking it. Then enable ‘Show Hidden files and folders’ from Folder options.

Now open C:\Users\Mayur\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\India (Here ‘Mayur’ is the current user)

Windows 7 theme location

You will now see all installed themes along with their content like Desktop Background.

Method 2 – This way is much easier and allows to extract theme content without the need to install theme. Just download and install 7-Zip, right-click on theme pack and select the Extract option.

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Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. weekender says:

    Thanks, it worked like a charm with the 2nd method. Easy.

  1. October 5, 2010

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