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Removing image files?


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Janis

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There are several image files available for desktop,screen saver, etc. that I want to remove. Attempted to just highlight and choose delete, that doesn't work. Where does Windows Xp store these file so that I can eradicate them? Even though I changed the desktop, the older images will pop up momentarily.
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Not sure if I understood exacrtly your question but if you are looking for the folder where the default images (XP) for your desktop/screensaver, they will be in:

C\WINDOWS (for some and they are in the bitmap format) and in
C\WINDOWS\WEB\WALLPAPER (also in bitmap format)

Hope that helps
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Would the same location hold files that a user added? There are photos which were loaded by a former center attendee that are not appropriate for any other user.
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If the pictures were added by a previous owner then they could be anywhere on the computer.

One way to look for them would be to go into the DISPLAY PROPERTIES / DESKTOP and find the name of the pictures you want to delete, once you have the names you can do a SEARCH for those specific name and see if you can find the location of them.

Hope that helps
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Thanks for the input. I did try the search route but so far haven't found them. It's odd, with a plain desktop assigned, they just pop up at boot up or shut down, momentarily, kind of a quick slide show.
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a workaround would be to create a new user account and once its up and going delete the problem account and when it asks about deleting the files for that account... say yes
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