How to Access hidden regional themes and wallpapers in Windows 7

Certain regional themes and wallpapers are saved in the Windows folder under the Globalization folder, however the same is not displayed among the options available in the Personalize Desktop Background window. To add these themes, you can search them and set them as desktop background or even create a slideshow.
Follow this step by step tutorial to learn How to access hidden regional themes and wallpapers in Windows 7.


Step # 1: Click Personalize

To begin finding the hidden themes and wallpapers that are available for use in Windows 7, right click on the desktop to open the menu. In the menu, choose the last option ‘Personalize’.

Choose Personalize

Step # 2: Choose desktop background

In the Personalize desktop window, you can see at the bottom that the desktop background tab is there. You can make changes to your current settings, such as create a slideshow of desktop backgrounds or assign one image as the background.

Define desktop background

Step # 3: Selected background theme

You can see in the picture that the desktop background theme that is currently selected is United States. You can make changes in this window and select other themes or images for your desktop background. You can also choose to shuffle the images in the slideshow.

Chosen background theme

Step # 4: Search for Globalization in Start menu

To access the hidden regional themes and wallpapers in Windows 7, search for the word ‘Globalization’ through the Start menu search option in the C drives’ Windows’ folder. As shown in the picture, the results will contain the subject folder; click the folder to access it.

Type Globalization in the Start menu search

Step # 5: Type MCT in the Globalization window search

In the Globalization window that opens up, type MCT in the search field on the top right. The results will show different folders containing the fragment MCT. Click on the folder named, MCT-AU.

Search MCT in the Globalization window search

Step # 6: Set desktop background

In the MCT-AU folder, the pictures of Australia will be saved, you can easily assign the picture in the folder as a desktop background as shown in the picture.

Assign desktop background

Step # 7: Personalize the Australian theme

Back in the Personalize Desktop Background window, you can pick out more than one pictures to create a slideshow and click Save changes to apply the settings.

Set Australian pictures as desktop background