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Where Are Microsoft Teams Background Images Stored

Diving into the virtual world of Microsoft Teams often leaves users in a whirlwind. Did you know that every custom background or filter you use is saved on your computer? Our article “Where Are Microsoft Teams Background Images Stored” is here to unravel not only where these images are hidden, but also how to navigate and manage them with ease.

Get ready for a simple, step-by-step guide that will have you managing your teams’ aesthetics like a pro!

Key Takeaways

  • Microsoft Teams background images are stored in specific folders on your computer.
  • On Windows, the default location for background images is %APPDATA%MicrosoftTeamsBackgrounds
  • On Mac, the default location is ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/
  • User-added background images can be found in separate folders: “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\” on Windows and “~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads/” on Mac.

Default Location of Microsoft Teams Background Images

The default location for Microsoft Teams background images on Windows is %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\, while on Mac it is ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/.

Windows: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\

Microsoft Teams saves its background images in a folder on your Windows computer. The folder is found at %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\. This spot is known as the default location.

From here, you can see all the standard Microsoft Teams backgrounds used during video meetings. Make sure not to change or replace these files inside this folder as they won’t work properly if altered!

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/

On a Mac, Microsoft Teams keeps background images safe. The spot is ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/. This folder holds the default and added backgrounds.

At times, some users might not see a Backgrounds folder here.

For new virtual backgrounds, there’s another chosen place. You take your PNG or JPEG file to ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads/. After you put it in this spot, it will show up on Microsoft Teams during meetings!

Location of User-Added Background Images

User-added background images are stored in the following locations:

– On Windows, the images can be found in the “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\” folder.

– On Mac, they are located in the “~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads/” folder.

Windows: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\

You might add your own images to Microsoft Teams. They go into a special folder. On Windows, the folder is called %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\. It sits in the Roaming part of AppData.

You find it by following this path: C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\. For newer Teams versions, the path has changed. Now it’s %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\MSTeams_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Microsoft\MSTeams\.

Backgrounds\Uploads\. Inside there are all your added backgrounds. All get stored right on your PC in the Teams client.

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads/

To find user-added background images in Microsoft Teams on a Mac, you can navigate to the “~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads/” folder. This is where you’ll find the custom backgrounds that users have uploaded.

If you want to delete any custom backgrounds, you can do so by removing them from this folder. Just remember to be careful when making changes in this directory to avoid accidentally deleting important files.

How to Change Background in Microsoft Teams Before a Meeting

To change the background in Microsoft Teams before a meeting:

  • Open the Teams call.
  • Click on Background filters.
  • Select Blur, background, or custom to adjust your background.
  • Add custom images by going to the calendar view and selecting an empty space in the calendar.
  • Click on the three dots and choose “Change background” to upload your own image.
  • Confirm your choice and save it by clicking the Save button below the preview table.

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How to Access the Backgrounds Folder on Windows

To access the backgrounds folder on Windows, open File Explorer and paste the appropriate file path in the address bar. Then press Enter to navigate to the folder.

Open File Explorer

To access the backgrounds folder on Windows for Microsoft Teams, you can simply open File Explorer. Press the Windows key and E together to open it. Once File Explorer is open, you can paste the appropriate file path in the address bar to navigate to the folder where the background images are stored.

Then, press Enter and you will be able to see all the background image files in that folder.

Paste the appropriate file path in the address bar

To access the backgrounds folder in Microsoft Teams on Windows, you need to paste the correct file path into the address bar. The file path is “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads”.

This will take you directly to the folder where you can add your custom background images for Teams meetings. You can simply copy and paste this file path in File Explorer, press Enter, and navigate to the desired folder.

Press Enter to navigate to the folder

To quickly access the backgrounds folder on Windows, you can press Enter after pasting the appropriate file path in the address bar. This will help you navigate directly to the folder where Microsoft Teams stores its background images.

On Mac, you can click “Go” in the top menu, hold down the Option key, and select Library from the drop-down menu. From there, you can easily find and navigate to the Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds folder.

These steps make it easy for you to locate and manage your background images in Microsoft Teams without any hassle.

How to Access the Backgrounds Folder on Mac

To access the Backgrounds folder on Mac, simply click Go in the top menu, hold down the Option key, select Library from the drop-down menu, and navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds.

Read more to find out where custom background images are stored in Microsoft Teams!

Click Go in the top menu

To access the backgrounds folder on Mac in Microsoft Teams, simply click “Go” in the top menu. By doing this, a drop-down menu will appear, and you need to hold down the Option key while selecting “Library.” From there, navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds.

This is where you can find and manage your background images. Remember that Mac users might encounter some limitations when adding new background images in Teams.

Hold down the Option key

To access the hidden folder where Microsoft Teams background images are stored on a Mac, you can hold down the Option key while clicking on the “Go” menu at the top of your screen.

This will give you access to the Library folder, where you can navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds. Holding down the Option key is also useful for selecting a custom background image in Microsoft Teams on Mac.

If you’re having trouble selecting a custom background, try holding down the Option key – it might help resolve any issues you encounter.

Select Library from the drop-down menu

To access the backgrounds folder on a Mac, you need to select “Library” from the drop-down menu. Here’s how: click on “Go” in the top menu, hold down the Option key, and then choose “Library.” This will open up the Library folder where you can navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds.

From there, you’ll be able to find and manage your background images for Microsoft Teams.

Navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds

To access the backgrounds folder on a Mac, you can follow these simple steps. First, click on “Go” in the top menu, then hold down the Option key. Next, select “Library” from the drop-down menu.

From there, navigate to Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds. This is where you’ll find the folder containing background images for Microsoft Teams.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Microsoft Teams background images are stored in specific locations on your computer. The default location for the backgrounds is different depending on whether you are using Windows or Mac.

You can also manually add your own custom background images by navigating to the designated folders. Now that you know where these images are stored, you can easily access and customize your backgrounds in Microsoft Teams.