Windows

Fix: Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme

Most of the users have reported that all at a sudden “Save a Theme” error message prompt on their desktop’s screen. This error message stated that “Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme”. Do you still want to save the theme?

Basically, the error message pops up due to the missing theme files on the Windows 10 device, but some users have encountered the issue in Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices as well.

If you are frequently getting this error, then don’t worry. Here are a few workarounds to resolve the problem. Hence, follow the steps and apply them accordingly.

Possible Reasons for Windows Can’t Find One Of The Files In This Theme Issue:

After thorough research, we have found some major reasons for this annoying error message. Let’s check them out.

  • SettingSyncHost.exe is glitched: Most of the time, the error message originates from the SettingSyncHost.exe file. In case, the file is not able to sync the theme, the error message pops up.
  • A custom screensaver is causing the error: Another reason is custom screensavers. But this is applicable only if you found that the error message pops up after a period of time.
  • The active theme is glitching: According to the users, the error message may appear when the active theme is glitching. Hence, in order to resolve the problem, you can change the active theme.

No matter whatever may be the reasons, you need to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Therefore, follow the steps and apply them accordingly to get rid of this situation.

How to Resolve “Windows Can’t Find One Of The Files In This Theme” Problem?

If you frequently encounter this problem, then go through these troubleshooting methods and apply them accordingly.

Fix 1: Turn Off the Custom Screensavers

Turn Off the Custom Screensavers

If the custom screensaver is not designed properly, there is a high chance that you will encounter this error message. Therefore, you need to turn off the custom screensaver in order to resolve the problem.

To turn off the custom screensaver, follow the steps mentioned in the section below.

1. First of all, press the Windows key and R key together to launch the Run window. After that, type ‘mssettings:lockscreen’ in the Run box and hit the Enter key. Thus, the Lock Screen tab will open. Now, move on to the Personalization section.

2. Thereafter, select the Screen saver setting under the Lock Screen section. You will find a drop-down menu under the Screen Saver Settings. Set the  Screensaver to None. Then, hit the OK button to apply the settings.

When you are done, restart the system and check whether you are getting the same error message or not. Otherwise, follow the next solutions.

Fix 2: Change the Active Theme and Delete the Leftover Files

Change the Active Theme and Delete the Leftover Files

You can deal with this problem by changing the active theme. In case, the active theme gets corrupted or damaged active theme, then you need to change it to resolve the problem.

To change the active theme, go through the steps mentioned in the section below.

  1. At first, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys. Now, type ‘mssettings:theme’ in the Run box and press the Enter key. Due to this, the Themes tab will open.
  2. Now, scroll down to Apply a Theme section and choose one of the themes among many.
  3. Again, launch the Run window and then type “%windir%\Resources\Themes”. Hit the Enter button to move to the section where the Themes are stored.
  4. In case, you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8, then type “%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes” or “%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes”.
  5. Now, move on to the Theme folder and delete the theme as well as the files corresponding to it.

After doing so, restart the system and check if the problem still persists or not.

Fix 3: Turn Off the Theme Syncing on your Device

Turn Off the Theme Syncing on your Device

If you frequently receive this error message, then you need to stop the theme syncing with the help of the SettingSyncHost.exe file. This file helped to prevent the sync of the theme. To perform so, follow the steps mentioned in the section below.

  1. First of all, launch the Run window and then type “ms-settings:sync” and hit the Enter button. Thus, you will move to the “Sync your Setting” section.
  2. Thereafter, navigate to the Account Settings section. Scroll down to the Individual Sync Setting tab under the “Sync your Settings” menu.
  3. Using the Toggle switch, turn off the sync of the associated theme. Now, exit from the Settings section.

Now, restart the device and check the status of the error message.

Fix 4: Reinstall the Suite of Native Windows Apps

Reinstall the Suite of Native Windows Apps

If you still get the same error message, then you need to reinstall the whole suite of the System app with the help of the elevated PowerShell tab.

A certain number of people have reported that they have solved the problem by using this method.

  1. At first, open the Run window and then type ‘powershell’ in the Run box. After that, press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter button to launch the elevated PowerShell window.
  2. Thereafter, the User Account Control window will open, click on the Yes button.
  3. Now, type “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}” in the elevated PowerShell window and hit the Enter button.
  4. With the help of the command, you can easily reinstall all the System Apps.

Once the process gets over, restart the system and now, you will no longer get the error message further. With the help of these solutions, probably you can fix the error message “Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme”.