How to remove Wallpaper History in Windows 10

If you do not want to show previously used desktop backgrounds in Personalization, or want to delete last used wallpapers, here is how you can remove Wallpaper History in Windows 10.

How to delete last used wallpapers in Windows 10

Remove Wallpaper History in Windows 10

By default, Windows Settings Panel shows a total of five wallpapers if you open Personalization > Background window. It includes four previously used wallpapers and the current one. Whenever you change the wallpaper, the last one gets removed from that list. Now, if you want to get back all the default wallpapers in that location to change the desktop background quickly, here is a simple trick.

You need to use Windows Registry Editor. Before using it, make sure you have created a registry backup or a system restore point. In case, anything goes wrong, you can always restore.

To get started, open Registry Editor. For that, press Win + I, type regedit and hit the Enter button. Alternatively, you can search for regedit in the taskbar search box and click on the result.

After opening the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path-


After opening Wallpaper , you will find four different values named BackgroundHistoryPath1, BackgroundHistoryPath2, BackgroundHistoryPath3 and BackgroundHistoryPath4 on your right-hand side. These are the four previously used wallpapers in that last.

Remove Wallpaper History in Windows 10

You need to right-click on them and delete them one by one.

Let’s assume that you want to delete the 1st and 4th wallpapers. In that case, delete BackgroundHistoryPath1 and BackgroundHistoryPath4.

Whenever you delete an existing wallpaper, it gets replaced by default Windows 10 wallpaper.

Hope this works for you.

Read next: Where are the Wallpapers and Lock Screen images stored in Windows 10?

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. procc

    This doe’s not work for me, some old wallpapers are still in history….

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