File with DESKTHEMEPACK extension contains CAB package of background images for Microsoft Windows 8 and later. DESKTHEMEPACK archive can contain:
DESKTHEMEPACK files are native to Windows 8 system, but after unpacking their contents can be used in other operating systems. Windows 7 also supports themes for Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 10 supports both DESKTHEMEPACK and THEMEPACK files.
Custom theme in DESKTHEMEPACK file can be applied by double-clicking such file because THEME file contains instructions for the system on how to apply the desktop personalization settings. DESKTHEMEPACK file can also be accessed by changing file’s suffix to CAB and unpacking it.
DESKTHEMEPACK can be created manually using dedicated system personalization tools. It can be achieved by exporting applied changes using ‘Save theme for Sharing’ option from menu ‘Settings’ - ‘Personalization’ - ‘Themes’. DESKTHEMEPACK file will be then created and saved to the Desktop.
The following listing features DESKTHEMEPACK-compatible programs. DESKTHEMEPACK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with DESKTHEMEPACK extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DESKTHEMEPACK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DESKTHEMEPACK files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Windows. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Windows installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Windows installed on your systems and DESKTHEMEPACK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Windows cannot handle files with DESKTHEMEPACK may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Windows.
After installing Microsoft Windows (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DESKTHEMEPACK files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DESKTHEMEPACK file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DESKTHEMEPACK file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DESKTHEMEPACK file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic DESKTHEMEPACK file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DESKTHEMEPACK extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Windows 8 Desktop Theme Pack Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DESKTHEMEPACK files. Close all running programs and try opening the DESKTHEMEPACK file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Windows 8 Desktop Theme Pack Format files. It may be the case that the DESKTHEMEPACK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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