Themes

I have a pictures folder named "PC5" that contains pictures in it that somehow I must have added it to Themes in window 10 . I would like to know if I delete it from there will it also get deleted from "MY PICTURES" in file explorer. I do not want to delete them permanently , I just want to remove it from under themes and add some other folder.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
The built-in slideshow will display photos from any folder you select.  You might want to create a folder under "Pictures" just for those images you want to be part of the slideshow, then point your screensaver to that folder.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not want to delete them permanently

Move the folder to (or at least ensure the folder is located in) your Pictures folder. Now it is safe.

As noted in the prior post point your Themes to a different folder of your choice.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John

The picture folder that I am referring to is in My Pictures in my D Drive. My question is if I want click on it under themes to remove it from themes will that DELETE  it as well from my pictures folder in D Drive?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think it will, yes. Keep pictures you want to keep in a folder that Themes does not know about.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John

I am at a loss.Well if I do not want it to show up because of personal nature yet I don't want to lose it by having it deleted from my D Drive .So what is the solution?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Put your pictures you want in your Pictures folder.

Go to Themes and do NOT select this folder (Pictures).
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
But I want to remove it from there. It was selected from My Pictures.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In Themes, change where Themes points to. Do not point Themes to Pictures.  That is why you are having issues. Point Themes somewhere else. Use the default Themes location.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in your Users folder  local\appdata\Microsoft\Windows\Themes for the default folder
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I am sorry John, but I know whether I am pointing at the folder or the themes it self that's not the problem is I want to remove it so it will no longer be showing in Themes . But I don't want to lose /delete it from My Pictures folder
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You apparently at a loss to use Windows so do not delete it from Themes until you know where Themes points to and in addition back up the pictures in your Pictures folder in case something goes wrong.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John

with all due respect, I am an expert like you. But give me some credit. Don't try to put me down .by implying I am ignorant about using windows. I do know some things about windows 10 but no as much as I would like to. I know the themes like wallpaper. Difference between the default pictures that come with windows and the folder that I chose to add to Themes at one point in time is the folder keep changing the pictures versus the default remain fixed. I will backup that folder in Themes and remove it from there just in case it gets deleted from My pictures. Thank you kindly sir. God bless you.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I was not trying to put you down - my apologies for that, but you were saying you did not understand my steps. So just backup as you say and then when you delete the folder from Themes you can replace the Pictures if you need to .
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Ok thank you John.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John

I did delete it but one thing why when I clicked delete on it it said file size 2.32 KB while the in my pictures folder it said the folder size 145 MB? also If later on I want to add another folder to themes how do I add it?
Thanks
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John
Can you please explain to me what is transcoded wallpaper and can I delete it since it is empty also the Roamed Theme Files Folder is that windows 10 folder by default located here it is empty tooThemes .Can it be removed as well?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I also noticed in Themes under settings there is no Roamed Themes Files or anything named Transcoded wallpaper? why is that?Themes 2
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes you can remove that. Perhaps get back to default Themes
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John
Can you please tell me why the names are different for the themes under setting versus the themes location path. Is the roamed themes folder a windows 10 default because it is empty. what is the trancoded wallpaper that has no image. how can I add folder to the themes later if I decide to do so.

Many thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On my machine C:\Users\Me\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes shows my default themes and they have an extension of theme. RoamedThemeFiles is empty.

I think you can add a theme from a picture file and it will put it in that folder. I have not tested this. The defaults are fine with me.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is a good article on making and managing Windows 10 themes that you might find useful

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/make-windows-10-theme
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Very smart man John
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you so much and I was happy to help you.
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