How To Extract Wallpapers/Sounds From A Windows 10/8/7 Theme


Thousands of quality theme packs are available for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 on the web. The official Windows themes page alone has a collection of over 200 themes. Most of the themes include five or more desktop background and some themes even come with sound schemes.

You might have across scenarios where you like one or two wallpapers used by a third-party Windows 7 themepack and you just want to use those wallpapers  and sound schemes present in the theme pack. Another thing is that theme packs can be installed on Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 only. However, both Home and Pro editions of Windows 8 and Windows 10 support theme packs.

Users who’re running Starter and Home Basic editions can’t install themes. So, users who would like to use beautiful wallpapers included in a theme have no option but to extract all wallpapers in the theme and then set them as desktop background using Personalization Panel.

Since many Windows Vista and XP users also like to use the wallpapers used in a Windows 7 theme pack, we have come up with a smart solution that lets you extract all wallpapers and sound schemes in a theme.



As there are many excellent theme packs available for Windows 10/8/7 (download 14 excellent themepacks for Windows 10/8/7), you might want to extract and use some of the wallpapers present in the theme pack that you like.

Related: How to install Windows 8 theme in Windows 7 and how to install third-party themes in Windows.

Extract wallpapers from a Windows 10/8/7 theme pack:

Step 1: Download the Windows 7 theme pack from which you want to extract wallpaper(s).

Step 2: Download and install the free file extraction utility named 7-Zip.

Step 3: Right-click on the theme pack (with .themepack extension) and use the 7Zip’s Extract here option.

extract windows 7 themepack using 7zip

Step 4: All wallpapers, custom sounds (if present) and theme color will be extracted in a few seconds.

extracted wallpaeprs, sounds

Step 5: You are done.

In case you have installed WinRAR on your system, first rename the theme pack extension file to .rar (ex: cars.themepack to cars.rar) and then use WinRAR’s extract feature to extract packed wallpapers.

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Dylan Austin


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