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    Default Win7 Tip Use Hidden International Wallpapers and Themes

    Use Hidden International Wallpapers and Themes

    When you first install Windows 7, it asks for your language, time and currency. Based on your responses, it installs a set of wallpapers and themes.

    If you choose English (United States) for your time and currency format, for example, the available desktop backgrounds and themes will include a United States section with scenery from locations such as Maine, the Southwest and so on.

    Hidden, though, are background scenery and themes from other English-speaking countries -- Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa. Normally, you can't access those backgrounds or themes, but there is a simple way you can install and use them:

    1. In the search box in the Start menu, type C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT and press Enter. (Note: If Windows 7 is installed in a drive other than C:, use that letter instead.)
    2. Windows Explorer will launch and show you a list of subfolders under C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT: MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, and MCT-ZA. Each subfolder has wallpapers for a specific country: AU for Australia, CA for Canada, GB for Great Britain, US for the United States, and ZA for South Africa.
    For any of the countries whose wallpaper and themes you want to use, go into its Theme folder, for example,

    C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme.

    Double-click the theme you see there (for example ZA).

    A South Africa theme, ready to use.
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    3. That will install a shortcut to the theme and wallpapers in the Personalization section of Control Panel.
    You can now use them as you would any other theme or background, by right-clicking the desktop, choosing Personalize, and choosing a background or theme. They will be listed in their own section.
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    The MCT folder is a hidden file in Windows 7, so can't be accessed via the Start Search box. This site offers easy ways to get access...

    Windows 7 Hidden Themes Unlock Unhide/Reveal Regional Countries Themes

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    C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT and press Enter

    Works fine for me...the second time you enter the path you need to look up for the MCT Folder and open it

    I agree it is a hidden folder
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    Sorry, I should have been clearer. Just entering the path without the Enter, thereby using the Indexed search, won't find it as it's a hidden file which isn't included in Indexed searches.

    It needs the Enter to work.

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    It needs the Enter to work
    Good point...you need to hit enter and not the search hour glass

    I did the same thing the first too
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