How to Delete Wallpaper


The Windows and Mac operating systems come preloaded with a set of wallpapers, or desktop background pictures. You can also set any desired image as the background, whether it's a personal photo or a downloaded picture. It's easy to delete a wallpaper file, either preset or customized, in a few mouse clicks.

Windows Vista and XP

  • Click on the "Start" menu and then on "My Computer."

  • Double-click the "C:" drive, scroll down and then double-click the "Windows" folder.

  • Double-click the "Web" folder to open it and then the "Wallpaper" folder.

  • Click on the wallpaper image file you want to delete and then press "Delete." The image should be erased.

Mac OS X

  • Double-click the "Macintosh HD" icon on your desktop and open the "Applications" folder.

  • Open the "System Preferences" folder and click on "Desktop and Screen Saver."

  • Click on the "Wallpaper" link in the left section of the window and you will see the available images in the right section of the same window.

  • Click on the image you want to remove and then drag it to the trash bin on your desktop.

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