Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Fix Black Desktop Background In Windows 7 | Windows 7 Background Image Problem

Right clicking the desktop and changing the desktop background has no effect rather than just the black background.  I have experienced this recently, Right Clicking several times on the desktop and trying to change the “background picture" on windows 7  through graphic properties takes the desktop into black. And I was not able to change the pictures or themes or stuff like that.

And when I try to keep another image as the desktop background through right clicking the image, the following error occurs. "This file can not be used the background as. An internal error has occurred."

A reboot or the system restore is not giving any fix or solution for the black background and the system does not display background images. And changing the different themes has no effect and it only changes the Windows Taskbar and again a different message "non-stored design" in the list, which then only shows the black background, and the standard is.

Later I have found a fix for this issue and here is the detailed instructions for fixing the black background in Windows 7:

  • Open a window (or Computer)
  • In the address bar or location bar type in the following:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\


  • Then delete TranscodedWallpaper.jpg
  • Now try to change your desktop background or the theme. I hope this should work in your favor now.
  • If this didn't work, you might have to delete the (hidden file) slideshow.ini as well,  but then you'll have to restart your PC.

After you restart you're probably free to set a new wallpaper/slideshow/theme.

here is a steps to enable your Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC to show or view the hidden file slideshow.ini

  • Press Alt + T When you are in Computer or other Folders
  • Select Folder Options and navigate to the following location.
  • View
  • Click the radio box "Show hidden files, folders or drives"
  • Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".

And if you receive any pop up warning message, just give yes and continue.

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Anonymous
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July 22, 2011 at 5:27 AM delete

Thanks a lot! :D

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July 22, 2011 at 7:33 AM delete

welcome, and thanks for your comments in bench3!

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Anonymous
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September 8, 2011 at 7:31 PM delete

Thank you so much! I had such a hard time finding a solution to this problem!

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Anonymous
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September 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM delete

Thank you... It's work for me. :D

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September 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM delete

Nice to know it worked for you! thanks for your feedback on bench3

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Dinesh Gautam
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September 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM delete

Thank you so much :)
Wow !!!I fixed my problem.

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September 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM delete

Thank you Dinesh Gautam. And it was nice to know it worked for you! Have some nice time!

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Anonymous
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September 26, 2011 at 7:04 AM delete

Yay! Fixed my problem! THANKS!

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Anonymous
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September 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM delete

Thanks this worked so easily to fix my desktop background. Many others "fixes" were lengthy or didn't work at all. Now I have a lovely picture of fish!

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September 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM delete

Good, It was nice to know this worked for you! Thank you for your feedback!

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Abel
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October 19, 2011 at 2:11 AM delete

thanks for posting this fix as I've tried several suggestions but they did not work for me. It was even better that the fix was as simple as deleting the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file for me.

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October 19, 2011 at 8:55 AM delete

Nice to know it worked for you abel, thanks for your comments on bench3!

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Anonymous
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November 2, 2011 at 4:04 PM delete

here is a nice simple tool for windows 7 management lot more options
changing aero color automatically with wallpaper is the most interesting one
http://www.jtechsoftwares.in/pc-boost.html

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jithu john
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November 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM delete

thankssssssssss very very thanks

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Shaquir
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November 7, 2011 at 6:25 AM delete

This method did not work for me but i did a little more searching and found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubgtVNyGDdc and realized that in my control panel's "ease of use" center, in "make computer easier to see" remove all background images was checked

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dio
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December 1, 2011 at 4:10 AM delete

i try do your way
but not working buddy
really sad
my desktop always black wtf
what should i do? thanks for help :D

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Pau127
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December 17, 2011 at 3:51 AM delete

thanks it worked perfectly!

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tjain
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January 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM delete

it doesn't stay for long :(

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Anonymous
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January 16, 2012 at 7:58 PM delete

Worked like magic for me. Thanks!

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Anonymous
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February 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM delete

thanks!!!!

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gaj1967
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March 15, 2012 at 5:10 AM delete

Shaquir's fix worked for me. Thanks.

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Anonymous
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March 15, 2012 at 6:08 AM delete

hmmpf so sad it doesn't worked for me ! help pls.

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Anonymous
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May 11, 2012 at 2:10 AM delete

Worked! Good job, and thanks for posting.

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Anonymous
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June 8, 2012 at 6:25 AM delete

thank you. this helps ^^

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NiceMani
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January 4, 2015 at 6:32 PM delete

Really nice thank you

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