Where does Windows 10 store Themes?

Windows 10 can be customized using themes, wallpapers, and lock screen images. Just like any other wallpapers, and lock screen images, Windows 10 stores Themes in a dedicated location. They are like an archive file which stores wallpapers, pictures, effects, and audio files.

Where does Windows 10 store Themes

Customize Windows 10 Themes

When creating or modifying themes using Windows 10 Personalization feature, you must have changed the wallpaper, sound, and other things. Once adjusted, they can be saved under a different name. Every theme you install is available under a different name, and a new theme file is created.

If you want to share a beautiful theme you created with someone else or want to copy it to another computer, there is no direct option. That’s why it becomes necessary to find the Windows 10 Store Themes. To do this-

Open RUN prompt.

Copy-paste the following  and hit Enter:


File Explorer will open with a list of folders and theme files.

Where does Windows 10 store Themes

You can copy these files, and place it in the same location, but on a different computer and they will appear in Windows 10 Settings > Personalization > Themes.

When you download a theme from Windows 10 Store, it will be available in this folder.

I downloaded the Autumn Colors theme from the Microsoft store. It became available in this folder:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Autumn Co

The wallpapers were present in the “DesktopBackground” folder, while rest of the files are available in the theme file.

Windows 10 Themes Files

There are two themes usually available in this folder: Custom and Roamed. “Custom” theme comes into picture when you modify existing theme files. “Roamed” is when you choose to sync themes between multiple computers. It will work when you use the same Microsoft account on different Windows 10 devices.

Extract audio & wallpaper from a Windows 10 Theme

If you want to extract the audio & wallpaper from a Windows 10 Theme, you need to use and using any file compression & decompression software like 7-Zip.

I hope this helps!

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

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