How to install Rainmeter skins/themes?

Need to know how to install Rainmeter skins/themes? Every Rainmeter theme normally comes with an auto-installer. It is recommended to use this installer to install the skins and themes. However, it is not fully fail-proof, so you should also know how to install the Rainmeter skins manually.

How to install Rainmeter Skin Themes

How to install Rainmeter Themes Automatically?


1. Step Extract the contents of your theme somewhere on your hard drive.
2. Step Navigate to the folder and double-click on Rainstaller.exe (might be named differently for other themes)

How to install Rainmeter Skins Manually?


1. Step Extract the contents of your theme somewhere on your hard drive.
2. Step Go to that folder and navigate to the subfolder: Data\Skins\. There you will find the folder W7
3. Step Copy the folder W7
4. Step Navigate to C:\Users\[yourusername*]\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins and paste the folder here!
5. Step Go to the folder we extraced the content to in (1).
6. Step Navigate to the subfolder: Data\Themes\
7. Step Copy the folder [ThemeName*]
8. Step Navigate to C:\Users\[yourusername*]\AppData\Local
9. Step Start Rainmeter (exit it if it was open)
10. Step Right-click on the tray-icon and hover over “Themes”: Select [ThemeName*]
11. Done!

*[yourusername*] = your PC username

* [ThemeName*] = your Theme name


If you have any questions how to install a specific Rainmeter theme, then post a comment and I’ll try to help where I can. If you are looking for a tutorial that will help you to install 3rd-party (non-rainmeter) themes on Windows 7, read the tutorial:

How to install desktop themes in Windows 7

Published: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Last Modified: March 30, 2010