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What are DESKTHEMEPACK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DESKTHEMEPACK file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DESKTHEMEPACK files.

What is a DESKTHEMEPACK file?

A .DESKTHEMEPACK file is a Windows Desktop Theme Package file.

The DESKTHEMEPACK file format was developed by Microsoft and introduced in Windows 8. The files contain a "theme" that allows a user to modify the look of the Windows operating system.

These .deskthemepack files may contain images, text formatting attributes, graphical layout elements, and other resources, among various metadata details used by Windows to implement the themes into the desktop. A .deskthemepack file may also contain two or more desktop themes for the multi-monitor configurations.

How to open DESKTHEMEPACK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DESKTHEMEPACK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DESKTHEMEPACK file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different DESKTHEMEPACK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 22, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DESKTHEMEPACK files. Remember, different programs may use DESKTHEMEPACK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Windows Photo GalleryWindows Photo GalleryDiscontinued
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued

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