How to Extract Photos from Microsoft Windows Themes

What is a Windows Theme?

A theme is a combination of desktop background pictures, window colors, and sounds. You can preview each theme’s image collection by clicking Details. To get a theme, click Download, and then click Open. This saves the theme to your PC and puts it on your desktop. See Personalize your PC to learn more.

These themes offered by Windows are just so beautiful, so amazing. I’d like to collect some of the photos within the theme, but what I downloaded is Windows Theme Pack File (.themepack), like this:

How to Extract Photos from Microsoft Windows Themes

Double click it will install and activate this theme immediately, there seems to be no way to extract those photos within it…

Well, there is, at least, one way to do this.

  1. Install Winrar
  2. Right click on the theme file, open with Winrar
    use Winrar to  open windows theme files
  3. Extract folder to desktop or anywhere else convenient.extract photos from Windows theme files
  4. That’s it, you’ve got all photos, right in the folder extracted.folder containing windows theme photos
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One Response to How to Extract Photos from Microsoft Windows Themes

  1. Andrew says:

    New themes are not “thempack”, but “theme”, and you do not open them the same way.

    With thempack I could even compose themes completely. Not now.

    Can you help and tell how to open them, please?

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