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Recovering a Desktop Background

Can anyone help me recover the source image for a Windows XP desktop background? I selected an image I found online as my desktop background, but now I would like to have a copy as an actual image file. I can't find the original image online now (although it might still be out there), so if I could get the name of the image used from the registry, or even better save the image being used as a file in its own right, it would be helpful.

If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know!


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Look at the value of the registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/WallPaper

That should contain the image file name.


Awesome, thanks Ian! Following this clue I was able to retrieve the image successfully. Cheers!

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