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Windows not recognizing downloaded screensaver files

Yeah, so my screensaver’s aren’t being recognized. I’ve updated, and restarted my laptop, and still it won’t allow me to configure the screensaver.

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Hi @jessicapfawkes ,

Do you get an error message of some sort?

Did you try installing it this way?


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Haha Windows was having a panic attack. Turns out the Screensaver’s auto detected, I don’t need to manually install it.

Thanks for trying to help!

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Not all executable files can simply be renamed to act as a screensaver. When Windows finds a file that appears to be a screensaver, it will expect it to respond appropriately to certain command line arguments, specific to screensavers. If it does not, the file will not be run as a screensaver.

Just to make sure, try a few other screen savers and see if they don’t give you the same problem. If they don’t, then the files you already downloaded may be incompatible with Windows.

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