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JSI Tip 2657. Freeware SetWallpaper.exe resets your wallpaper in batch.


To reset your wallpaper in batch, and have the change immediately reflected, download, unzip it, and move SetWallPaper.exe to a folder in your path.

When you type SetWallpaper /?, the following help is displayed:

Set Wallpaper version 1.10

Sets the desktop wallpaper and updates the current user profile.

Syntax:   SetWallpaper.exe \[/D:C|T|S\] filename.bmp|/R

Examples: SetWallpaper.exe C:\Downloads\Pamela.bmp
          SetWallpaper.exe /D:T C:\Downloads\Carmen.bmp
          SetWallpaper.exe /r

The last parameter should be either the bitmap filename or /R

An argument of /R will remove the desktop wallpaper.
An argument of /D: allows you to display the image Centered, Tiled or

An argument of /? or -? displays this syntax and always returns 1.
A successful completion will return 0.

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