View Full Version : [SOLVED] Wall paper Where is it

November 24th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Hi,I am trying to find out where the wallpaper files are located because I want to copy some files to that folder.I looked in user/share/backgrounds but this is not where they are.I see some rotating backgrounds on my desktop but for the life of me cant find where they are.
PS Using PinguyOS 10.10

November 24th, 2010, 11:37 PM
I looked in user/share/backgrounds but this is not where they are.

Presumably you tried usr/share/backgrounds/ ?

November 24th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Yes I did look there but could not find the images that are used for my ever changing backgrounds.

November 25th, 2010, 12:22 AM
Have a look at ~/.gnome2/backgrounds.xml
I think this should tell you where the wallpapers are that you've added.

November 25th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Are you saying that the backgrounds are contained in one file?

November 25th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I'm not sure how it works, but if I add a picture to Appearances it shows up in this file showing it's original location.
So it appears to get all the images from /usr/share/backgrounds plus the location of pictures you've added.


<wallpaper deleted="false">

<wallpaper deleted="false">

November 25th, 2010, 12:37 AM
They are in /usr/share/backgrounds

cd /usr/share/backgrounds


November 25th, 2010, 12:50 AM
If you open Appearances and hover over the wallpaper it shows the location.

November 25th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Thanks, got this by the tail.