Want to know where the desktop themes are stored in Windows 7? Here’s where.
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Desktop Themes Are Stored In …
Why Are There Two Folders For Windows 7 Themes?
Windows 7 introduced a theme format called themepack. All themepack Windows 7 desktop themes are stored in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
If you can’t see the folder, you might want to read our tutorial how to get access to AppData.
The second folder C:\Windows\Resources\Themes is the actual folder where the “real” desktop themes are stored in Windows 7. If you want to install Windows 7 themes (custom themes), then you need to copy the files in there. Our Windows 7 Mac Theme is also a custom theme that needs to be copied into this folder.
Tip: Before You Can Install Custom 3rd-party Windows 7 Themes You NEED…
Before you even consider installing custom 3rd-party themes, you need to patch some Windows 7 files, because by default you can’t install themes.
Please refer to our tutorials for further instructions (click link above)