What is your current desktop background why

Just like I "lost" the picture that was set as the desktop background?

Windows 10 saves this under one of the following two paths:

% AppData% \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Themes \ TranscodedWallpaper


% AppData% \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Themes \ CachedFiles

Windows saves the picture without a file extension. This means that when one of these two paths is called, a query appears asking which program should be used to open the desired file.

I opted for IrfanView and was able to save my background image as a JPEG file again.

Standard backgrounds

While researching my system, I noticed the following two paths:

% SystemRoot% \ Resources \ Themes

Windows saves the files of the installed themes or designs here.

And under

% LocalAppData% \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Themes

there are themes that eg. were carried by the manufacturer of the laptop or PC; that is, OEM elements.


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Ben is a passionate developer and software architect and especially focused on .NET, cloud and IoT. In his professional life he is Principal Consultant for Software Architecture, Cloud, IoT and connected factory at Alegri in Stuttgart, but is on the road in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden. He runs the largest german-speaking C # forum myCSharp.de, is the founder of the Azure UserGroup Stuttgart, a co-organizer of the AzureSaturday, runs his blog, participates in open source projects, speaks at various conferences and user groups and also has a bit free time. He has been named Microsoft MVP five times since 2015 for .NET and Azure.