Where is my wallpaper saved on the harddrive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JeremyK684, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. JeremyK684 macrumors newbie

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    I found this gorgeous wallpaper, it's a stunning picture of the Chicago skyline and I can't remember where I got it and I want to make a copy of it to send for a few friends and also to have as a backup. Thing is, I can't find out where it is currently saved in the harddrive. Knowing myself, when I spotted it I probably set it as a wallpaper directly from Safari without ever saving the file. A bad move on my part.

    Does anyone know if it's saved anywhere in the hard drive though so I can recover it?

    Thanks in advance! :apple:
     
  2. madog macrumors 65816

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    Mac HD/Library/Desktop Pictures

    However, you could have selected it from the web, in which case I don't think it has to be downloaded (maybe it saves it in that folder, I'm not sure). Otherwise, check your downloads folder in User/Downloads.

    If you didn't get it that long ago you could go through your web history.
     
  3. JeremyK684 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see it in that folder. Thing is I applied it as a wallpaper from Safari directly without ever saving it. But because it's always displayed on my laptop, even after I reboot it, it has to be saved somewhere regardless, right? :confused:
     
  4. dashcs macrumors regular

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  5. JeremyK684 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a file in there but that was my previous wallpaper, not the current one :Z
     
  6. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Very strange my current one, that I applied the way you did is there! Don't know where yours have gone.
     
  7. JeremyK684 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aight I'll reboot and try again just in case :)
    my computer hasn't been rebooted in weeks now, that might be a reason why
     
  8. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Could be, maybe it's stored in a cache until you reboot?
     
  9. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Any currently selected Desktop can be saved by click dragging it out of the preview box to the desktop in System Prefs > Desktops.
    S.
     

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