Mass Delete Windows 7 Themes From Personalization Control Panel

If you have a lot of Windows 7 themes, but you frequently delete them, you can use this AuthotKey script to mass delete them with one key combo.

mass delete windows 7 themes from personalization control panel

1. Step Download and install AutoHotkey, website is

2. Step Open the AuthotKey.ahk and insert the text below. You can edit the Autohotkey.ahk by right-clicking on the Authotkey icon in your system tray:

Edit autohotkey script ahk

FileRemoveDir, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\, 1
FileCreateDir, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

3. Step Then right-click on the system tray icon and and click on Reload This Script

4. Step You can now mass delete Windows 7 themes from the CP using the shortcut CTRL + ALT + d

What the script does it remove the directory where the themes are stored e.g. C:\Users\sOliver\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows and then creates a new folder (FileCreateDir) again.

You can play around with this script to do whatever you want with your themes.

Of course you can easily delete the themes manually, but I find it quite handy to have shortcuts for simple tasks. You could even create a list of shortcut and pin it to your desk, so that you can get mundane tasks done in a matter of seconds.

Published: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 Last Modified: December 1, 2011