Windows 8 Desktop Theme Pack Format
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File with DESKTHEMEPACK extension contains CAB package of background images for Microsoft Windows 8 and later. DESKTHEMEPACK archive can contain:

  • Background images – usually JPEG images, also those for dual screens (panoramic),
  • THEME file, which store resources for customizing system desktop, for example:
    • Fonts,
    • Sounds,
    • Colors,
  • Other system settings.

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.

Programs that support DESKTHEMEPACK file

Conversion of a DESKTHEMEPACK file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DESKTHEMEPACK extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DESKTHEMEPACK file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from DESKTHEMEPACK extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DESKTHEMEPACK file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DESKTHEMEPACK file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DESKTHEMEPACK file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DESKTHEMEPACK file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DESKTHEMEPACK file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DESKTHEMEPACK file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DESKTHEMEPACK file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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