Emil Lerch

Husband, Father, Technologist, Cloud Architect

Windows annoyances

Why is it that after roughly 18 years of work on the Windows NT family of operating systems, Windows XP still forgets my desktop background picture?

As I had deleted the original file, I had to go spelunking today to figure out that it’s copied to C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper 1.bmp. The most frustrating part is that I could see the picture, but only when logging out/shutting down.