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A file with the THEMEPACK file extension is a file used for Microsoft Windows themes and is created by Windows 7 to apply wallpapers, window colors, sounds, icons, cursors, and screensavers of similar themes.

Themepack files are supported and also open in Windows 8 and Windows 10 in the same way as in Windows 7.

This is done by just double-clicking or double-tapping the file, no other installation utility or program is needed for the files to run.

Some Windows themes still use the text-based format with the file extension THEME, which describe the colors and styles that the theme should have, but being plain text files, these are somewhat limited since they cannot contain images and sounds. These THEME files only refer to images and sounds that are stored elsewhere.

However, it is important to note that Windows, as of version 8, stopped using THEMEPACK files, replacing them with themes that have the DESKTHEMEPACK extension.

Unlike THEMEPACK files, these DESKTHEMEPACK files are not backward compatible, that is, they are not compatible with Windows 7, which means that while THEMEPACK files can be opened in all three versions of Windows, only Windows 8 and Windows 10 can open files. DESKTHEMEPACK.

THEMEPACK files are, in principle, free and can be downloaded from the official Microsoft portal.

It is important to note that THEMEPACK files are stored in CAB format, and can be opened with any tool that supports CAB files to view their content manually, therefore you can use 7-Zip and WinZip.

To download themes for Windows, you can go to the following link:

Windows Themes

Typical THEMEPACK application file locations:

  • C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"%1"

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • themepackfile

How Can I Open THEMEPACK File on Windows

How Can I Open THEMEPACK File on Mac OS

How Can I Open THEMEPACK File on Android

If you downloaded a THEMEPACK file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open THEMEPACK File on iPhone or iPad

To open THEMEPACK File on iOS device follow steps below:

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