How to Find Wallpapers & Themes Hidden in Windows 7

Since the release of Windows 7, I’ve been a big fan of its awesome collection of wallpapers. I installed Windows 7 RC yesterday, but I was surprised to see only some wallpapers in it.

This is because Windows installs all, but enables only those wallpapers and themes which belong to the region or country chosen by us. Certainly, I’ve found out a way to use all those wallpapers and themes which we can’t see under Personalization as they does not belong to our region.

Hidden wallpapers of Australia

A total of 42 High-resolution wallpaper’s can be found inside Windows 7. Don’t worry, you don’t need to download them. They’re hidden inside Windows 7 only.

Follow the simple steps below to find the cool collection for you:

1) Go to Organize >Folder and search options >View tab. Select show hidden files… Also uncheck the option “Hide protected operating system files”.

folder options

2) Now open C:\ Windows\ Globalization\ MCT. Here you’ll find a collection of folders.

All hidden region packs

These are the official wallpapers and themes hidden inside Windows 7 directory. They include all regions namely: Australia, Canada, UK,US and South Africa.

3) After opening these folders you’ll find some more folders inside them. These folders contains themes and wallpapers. See the example below:

theme + wallpapers

wallpapers (All 1920x1200) size

All the wallpapers included are of 1920×1200 sizes.

4) They also contain the related themes which you can use. Just double-click the theme and it will be added to Personalization under control panel.

add themes using double click

If you want to locate the path of wallpapers that are included by default in Windows 7. Then, just go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper and you will see all the wallpapers there.

Note: I have found these collection in recently released Windows 7 RC (32-bit).

If you are looking for Windows 7 Chinese wallpapers, then you must check out our post:

Download Windows 7 build 7106 Chinese wallpapers

Hope you will found this article useful. Its helpful as you can save these amazing wallpapers for later use or share them with your friends. Enjoy 😀


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.

16 Responses

  1. Sony Ericsson Themes says:

    Was looking for this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. wellwish says:

    Very helpful, was getting tired of boring themes on my desktop. Thanks, once again

  3. Raju says:

    super cool!! deserves a bookmark!

  4. Shanker Bakshi says:

    Nice heck, it seems SEVEN has hell lot of things to offer.

  5. ZIWOOGAE says:

    Update Windows 7 MCT Theme 13 countries.

    MCT-AU, CA, CN, DE, ES, FR, GB, JP, KR, MX, RU, US, ZA

    download –
    7zip SFX – Windows 7 MCT Theme 13 countries.exe (49.7MB)

    ps. Korean LP for Windows 7 RC ??
    I am looking for Korean LP for windows 7 rc edition

  6. Jaspreet says:

    Kewl stuff man! Keep sharing more things about windows 7 RC.

  7. Mahesh D says:

    Mayur, I would personally like if you post something about windows xp.

    • Mayur says:

      Ya, I would like too. But currently Windows 7 is the hot topic on Internet. Also I’m no longer using XP after being shifted to my new PC.

  8. JK says:

    Certainly a new information. Thanks for sharing this.

  9. priya says:

    These are way cool mayur I was actually thinking of getting some of these because they will make your computer come alive.

  10. chandar says:

    thanks for this. is there any way i can get the windows 7 startup wallpaper/poster? i searched high and dry in the windows 7 rc which i had installed a few weeks back to try, but couldn’t’ find it. hope you can help me out with this..

  11. Phaoloo says:

    Thanks for the tricks, awesome!

  12. fawadkn says:

    I was wondering for the windows 7 wallpapers on the internet but didn’t know that they are already with me. Thanks for the post.

  13. Patty says:

    This site has all the files available. Just click the link for the one you want and then click open. Click the them and it will automatically add it to your personalization menu.

  14. mrmat says:

    thanks…nice work!

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