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

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5 Responses to How to install Rainmeter skins/themes?

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    poiru said:

    Less than 1% of Rainmeter skins currently come packaged with Rainstaller so you might want to fix that in the article :)

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    thanks for pointing that out poiru, much appreciated. I’m sure that this tutorial will help out quite a few people then to install themes without rainstaller

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    David Beattie said:

    I have downloaded the Razor and Speed themes however they don’t come with a .thm file to copy to the themes folder for rainmeter. Any ideas how you install these 2 themes?

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jeremy said:

    Im having the same problem with Razor that David is having

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    patrick said:

    i got a question. what should i do if i dont have a data folder and appdata folder?

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