Windows 10: Desktop Background Picture problem

Discus and support Desktop Background Picture problem in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Though I can't be sure, it appears that something in the last update, or the one before the last, has changed my desktop background picture. It used... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Sinseh, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Sinseh Win User

    Desktop Background Picture problem

    Though I can't be sure, it appears that something in the last update, or the one before the last, has changed my desktop background picture. It used to be extremely clear and crisp, and now it is very hazy and washed out. Could it have something to do with the custom scaling? I did not set the custom scaling up, but in looking through some of the display setup info, I see that the custom scaling is turned on.. I personally did not turn on the custom scaling, and do not know if it was always on, or was turned on with one of the updates. Does anyone have any suggestions??

    Thanks In advance for any help you can provide.


    Sinseh, Oct 10, 2019

  2. Changing the background in Windows 10 from picture foders created on the hard drive?


    Sorry for the delay in response

    I would suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Open Desktop Background by right clicking on the desktop clicking Personalization

    • Click the picture or color that you want to use for your desktop background.

    • If the picture you want to use isn't in the list of desktop background pictures, click an item in the Picture location list to see other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer.
      When you find the picture that you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background.

    Hope this helps.
    Waseemulla S, Oct 10, 2019
  3. Misiowiec Win User
    Lost desktop background

    I did a Search & Distroy spyware scan the other day, and one of the suggested "fixes" said something about removing Active Desktop. Like the muppet I am I clicked yes and am now without a desktop background picture.

    Does anyone have an idea how to reverse this? If I try to select a picture it's simply not added as a background.
    Misiowiec, Oct 10, 2019
  4. Desktop Background Picture problem

    After installing the updates, desktop background pictures dissapeared.

    Hi Lucky,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    This type of issue might occur because of some missing, corrupt or damaged files in your system.

    Initially, I suggest you to try the below method and later you can try to set the desktop background and check.

    Method 1: I suggest you to run System File Checker, which will check your system for missing, corrupt or damaged files and attempt to fix them.

    Please refer the article on “How to run System File Checker” and check if that helps.

    Method 2: DISM:

    If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state, then I suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.

    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:

      DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

      DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.
    Now, follow the below steps to set desktop background.

    • Right click on your desktop background and click on Personalize.
    • Click on Background list box and select pictures.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    ThofikhAhamad, Oct 10, 2019

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