Add Default Wallpapers To Windows XP / Vista

Most of my wallpapers are found on the internet. Whenever I encountered a decent wallpaper that looks appealing to me, I would right click on it and set it as desktop background—to see if it looks good on my desktop.

Unfortunately, there are times where I was not satisfied with the wallpaper, and want the older wallpaper again, that I did not download earlier, but just set it as desktop background using the right click menu. Therefore, it is only possible for me to obtain the wallpaper again if only I could remember where I encountered it in the past.

One of the easiest way to solve the problem is to simply download the wallpaper to just any location on your local disk. But instead, I prefer to add all my favorite wallpapers to the local wallpaper directory on my Windows XP.


Once they are moved into the directory, the wallpapers will appear as one of the default wallpapers on the Display Properties (Right click on Desktop > Properties). To do so, just simply move your selected wallpapers to the wallpaper folder.

Windows XP – C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper\
Windows Vista – C:\Users\*User Name*\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery\

The next time you want to revert your wallpaper, you can just simply select it from the Display Properties window.

#wallpaper#Windows Vista#Windows XP


  1. Nikolas@Guarda Moveis - July 3, 2010 @ 3:46 am

    After so many years, working with windows XP and now with the VISTA,
    I learned this, basic information and productive
    Great Post, Thanks for sharing

  2. joao@Guarda Moveis - August 2, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    however very seriously treasured that post. It turned out to turn into Very beneficial to myself and that tanks

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