Desktop themes were first introduced with Windows 7, and the feature is part of the latest Windows 10 as well. A desktop theme generally includes one or more wallpapers. Besides that, a desktop theme might also contain sound schemes, icons, screensavers, and window color scheme.
One can find all installed themes in Windows 10 by navigating to Settings > Personalization > Themes page. The Themes page lists all themes, including built-in themes.
As you might have noticed, when you right-click on a theme on the Themes page, it offers you only the Delete option to delete the selected theme. There is no option out there to save a theme. You might want to save a downloaded theme (a theme installed from Store) or might want to save only the wallpapers from a theme.
Users who download themes from the Microsoft personalization gallery or third-party websites won’t come across this situation as they first download the themes before applying it. If you want to extract the desktop backgrounds from a theme file, please go through the directions in our how to extract wallpapers from Windows 10 theme guide.
If you are looking to save a theme or want to save wallpapers from a theme file, you can follow the given below directions.
Method 1 of 2
Location of installed themes in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Run command box, copy, and paste the following path in the box.
Press the Enter key to open the Themes folder.
Step 2: The Themes folder contains all installed themes. You can double-click on a theme’s folder to see the desktop theme file as well as the Desktop Background folder which includes all the wallpapers of that theme.
You may double-click on the desktop theme file to apply the theme.
If you want to backup or save a theme, copy the themes folder. Paste the theme’s folder in the %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder on any Windows 10 PC and then double-click on the desktop theme file located within the folder to apply the theme.
Method 2 of 2
Save an installed theme in Windows 10
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Personalization > Themes.
Step 2: Apply the theme that you want to save by clicking on it. Make sure that the theme is applied.
Step 3: Click on the Color icon and change the default color to something else and then select the original color again.
Step 4: Now, you should get the Save theme for sharing option when you right-click on that theme.