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Sep 28, 2017 08:45:20   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
One caveat I came across but could not confirm. It has been posted that once images are imbedded in a screensaver the original images can be removed from the computer.

If this is true , the images could be MIA


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I just set up my screensaver. I browed to a folder and sub folder for pictures. I did this several different times.

Each time if I went back into screensaver settings and clicked browse, it took me to the sub folder that the pictures were in.

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Sep 28, 2017 08:57:40   #
JonClayton
 
Chris,

Here is a page they may help. https://superuser.com/questions/795422/location-of-installed-screensavers-on-windows-7 . If you picked an image that you took, Windows normally defaults to your "Pictures" directory in your User Directory i.e. "C:\Users\"User Name"\My Pictures". Windows does not normally go beyond the default directory into any other directories under "My Pictures".

Jon

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Sep 28, 2017 10:08:07   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
One caveat I came across but could not confirm. It has been posted that once images are imbedded in a screensaver the original images can be removed from the computer.

If this is true , the images could be MIA


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I just set up my screensaver. I browed to a folder and sub folder for pictures. I did this several different times.

Each time if I went back into screensaver settings and clicked browse, it took me to the sub folder that the pictures were in.

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One caveat I came across but could not confirm. It... (show quote)


Oh, dear .... I hope that's not right ....

I'll try that tip, though, Bill ... see if it works ... will let you know ... thanks ....

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Sep 28, 2017 10:10:56   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
JonClayton wrote:
Chris,

Here is a page they may help. https://superuser.com/questions/795422/location-of-installed-screensavers-on-windows-7 . If you picked an image that you took, Windows normally defaults to your "Pictures" directory in your User Directory i.e. "C:\Users\"User Name"\My Pictures". Windows does not normally go beyond the default directory into any other directories under "My Pictures".

Jon


Even if you set it to go to a subfolder, Jon?

Then, that would mean I'd have to look into EVERY single subfolder ... that'd take a month of Sundays ... thanks!

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Sep 28, 2017 10:19:42   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
If you are using Win10 {I believe 7 & 8 also} and go to "personalize" you have the option to "Browse". You can select any jpg image on any drive connected to the computer. The registry keeps track of it. The registry also keeps track of screensavers. I have none set so I used Wallpaper as an example.

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Bill ... if I knew the number of the image ... that might help, but I have no idea what it is ....

To be honest, I don't even remember taking it ... but it is a really NICE shot ...

Not quite sure how I can find it, using this method ... I can't see the actual file, that way ....

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Sep 28, 2017 10:52:22   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
ChrisT wrote:
Bill ... if I knew the number of the image ... that might help, but I have no idea what it is ....

To be honest, I don't even remember taking it ... but it is a really NICE shot ...

Not quite sure how I can find it, using this method ... I can't see the actual file, that way ....


In the case of wallpaper the registry gives you the name and location of the current wallpaper picture. I don't use screensavers so I never delved into the registry for that. But, if it doesn't have a registry entry it isn't in windows.

Depending on what quality image you need, hit 'prnt scrn' on the keyboard when the picture is on the screen. That will copy the screen into the clipboard so you can paste it into an imaging program. That's what I did above.

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Sep 28, 2017 10:59:18   #
JonClayton
 
Chris,

If you go to the "Screen Saver Settings" (Right Click on Monitor Screen) then click on the "Settings" button in the dialog box it should tell you where it is using the images from.

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Sep 28, 2017 11:05:02   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
In the case of wallpaper the registry gives you the name and location of the current wallpaper picture. I don't use screensavers so I never delved into the registry for that. But, if it doesn't have a registry entry it isn't in windows.

Depending on what quality image you need, hit 'prnt scrn' on the keyboard when the picture is on the screen. That will copy the screen into the clipboard so you can paste it into an imaging program. That's what I did above.

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Bill, thanks ... you've been real swell with these tips ... thanks very much ...

Here's the thing ... the moment you press a key ... you lose the screensaver ....

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Sep 28, 2017 11:07:38   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
JonClayton wrote:
Chris,

If you go to the "Screen Saver Settings" (Right Click on Monitor Screen) then click on the "Settings" button in the dialog box it should tell you where it is using the images from.


Jon ... thanks, for all your tips ...

Only thing is - I directed the screensaver to take the images from select folders ....

In this case - all of the Sony cameras ...

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Sep 28, 2017 11:09:14   #
JonClayton
 
ChrisT wrote:
Jon ... thanks, for all your tips ...

Only thing is - I directed the screensaver to take the images from select folders ....

In this case - all of the Sony cameras ...



Ouch!

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Sep 28, 2017 11:16:46   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
I found this online. If it works you will be able to search your computer once you have the file name.

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Microsoft had the functionality to display the filepath of the pictures shown in the screensaver in Windows XP. I've just switched from using Windows 7 to Windows 10. I used the same fix for showing the filepath in Windows 10 that I used for my Windows 7 computer. Here's my notes that I followed:

1) Copy ssmypics.scr from Windows XP (or get the file online) to c:windows:system32 in Windows 7. Can get this file from a computer that has the file.

2) Right click on ssmypics.scr after copying, and select “Install”.

3) Personalize the screensaver; in “Settings”, check “Show file names”, and click “OK”.

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Sep 28, 2017 11:24:46   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
ChrisT wrote:
Bill, thanks ... you've been real swell with these tips ... thanks very much ...

Here's the thing ... the moment you press a key ... you lose the screensaver ....


I just got this by press prnt scr while this was showing during screen saver preview.


(Download)

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Sep 28, 2017 11:25:25   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
I found this online. If it works you will be able to search your computer once you have the file name.

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Microsoft had the functionality to display the filepath of the pictures shown in the screensaver in Windows XP. I've just switched from using Windows 7 to Windows 10. I used the same fix for showing the filepath in Windows 10 that I used for my Windows 7 computer. Here's my notes that I followed:

1) Copy ssmypics.scr from Windows XP (or get the file online) to c:windows:system32 in Windows 7. Can get this file from a computer that has the file.

2) Right click on ssmypics.scr after copying, and select “Install”.

3) Personalize the screensaver; in “Settings”, check “Show file names”, and click “OK”.
I found this online. If it works you will be able ... (show quote)


Okay, Bill ... that might work ... of the four desktops I use, only THIS one had Win 10 preloaded.

The others, I upgraded. One had 8, one had 8.1, and the other had 7 ... so maybe it's on that one ... I'll look!

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Sep 28, 2017 11:27:54   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
I just got this by press prnt scr while this was showing during screen saver preview.


THAT's the one !!!!!

How did you do that, Bill?

That's the one I need to copy ....

Gee, thanks!!!!

JK!!!

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Sep 28, 2017 11:36:43   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
ChrisT wrote:
because I directed the screensaver to load the images on that computer only from my Sony bodies.


Hold it, you are having the screen saver pull images from your cameras or from folders on your HD labeled Sony Bodies?

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