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[SOLVED] Post-Login Wallpaper

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Once I added a photo JPG as Windows Desktop. Foolishly I deleted ALL copies of the Photo and would like it back. On my next reboot, the JPG naturally disappeared as my desktop background -- BUT, right after I enter my Windows Login, the photo reappears until just after the task bar comes up. Also if I do an ACD, the photo reappears!!! Some part of Windows KNOWS where the photo is. How can I find it again and copy it to a thumb drive?
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Re: Post-Login Wallpaper

I found it!!! Might as well leave some details on how.
I used the F3 key to find every use of the word "Wallpaper" in REGEDIT,

My Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1442361839-525557823-3019436859-1006\Control Panel\Desktop
ConvertedWallpaper REG_SZ C:\ddrive\Picture2007\June2007Flo...
ConvertedWallpaper REG_BINARY 9e 43 3e 91 2b b4 c7 01
a few entries down
OriginalWallpaper REG_SZ C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\L...

My Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1442361839-525557823-3019436859-1006\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer|Desktop\General
BackupWallpaper REG_EXPAN... %USERPROFILE%\ddrive\Picture2007...
a few entries down
Wallpaper REG_EXPAN... %SystemDrive%\ddrive\Picture2007...
WallpaperFileTime REG_BINARY bc 1b 0a 29 2c b4 c7 01
WallpaperLocalFile... REG_BINARY bc 13 34 40 02 b4 c7 01

This basically indicates that Windows Converted my JPG and stored it under another name.
Then I found the following searching the internet - for the field ConvertedWallpaper,
"I believe that any non-bmp files is converted to a bmp file and saved in D&S\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\<filename>.bmp.

The filename is stored in HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper. "

I searched for a BMP file in that directory - replaced <user> with <admin> (There was only one BMP file called Wallpaper1.BMP. and it was my photo. YES!!!
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