Windows Can't Find One of The Files in This Theme

Windows users have reported receiving the “Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme” error. There might not be any particular cause to lead this scenario. Many users have also reported that they never tried to save or modify the theme yet displayed the error message.

Though you try clicking at the prompt, the error returns. And, by looking at the user’s report, manufacturers are trying to investigate the cause behind the error. From the gathered information, it has been seen that the error is quite common. Due to settingsSynchost.exe, the error is being generated. If it cannot sync with the theme, then you might get this error.

A custom screen saver can also be the cause of this error. Many are also thinking that the theme that is currently active is glitching. Below we have discussed the method to fix the issue. The fixes are quite effective in resolving the issue.

Quick & Easy Fixes to Resolve the Issue

The fixes are given below that will help you to resolve the error. All the troubleshooting is effective, and they are as follows:

Change the Theme

First, you can try changing the theme to resolve the issue. If the theme is glitching, then this can be the cause of the error. The steps are given below:

  • At first, on the empty spot on the desktop, right-click and select the Personalize option.
  • After that, choose the Theme option. If you scroll down, you will see the Change Theme option. Click on it and you will see the different themes.
  • Download and install one of them. After the theme has been changed, see if the error is being displayed or not.

Change your Theme Background

Often using multiple background images can cause this error. Even if one or more images were corrupted, deleted or moved, the error will be displayed. Below, the steps have been discussed to help you out.

  • At first, you have to right-click on the empty spot of our desktop and select the Personalize option.
  • Then, you will be on the background page automatically. Now, click on the Background option and then choose the picture or solid colour option.
  • You can also go for a slideshow background, but for that, you have to set up a new folder with new images. Make sure the images are accessible in the slideshow and must not get corrupted or moved.

See if the error is fixed or not. If not, then go for other fixes.

Disable the Custom Screen Saver

If you are using a customised screensaver, then you can go for this method. It can be possible that the screensaver is not compatible with the computer’s theme. Thus, displaying the error message.

  • First, you need to right-click on the desktop and click the Personalize option. A menu will appear on your left, and you need to choose the Lock Screen option.
  • Scroll down a bit and select the Screen Saver settings link. Now, change the screensaver to “None” and click on the Apply button.
  • Finally, restart and see if the error is still there or not.
  • The users who want to keep the screensaver must download the recent one. It should be compatible with the Windows theme. You can also use a default screensaver available for windows 10.

Disabling the Theme Syncing

The issue with the SettingSyncHost.exe file can be solved by disabling the Theme Syncing. You might get the error message when attempted sync does not work. Disabling basically means that the theme you have applied won’t be available to other computers or to other users.

  • First, you have to open the settings app and select the Windows+I key. You can also go to the Start menu as an alternative.
  • Now, click on the Accounts option and from the menu, choose the “Sync your Settings” option.
  • Then, under Individual Sync Settings, turn on the Theme. Finally, see if the error is resolved or not.

System File Checker Scan

You can also run a System File Checker to identify issues related to the system. Many users have fixed the problem using this troubleshoot. Check the steps given below:

  • Type Command Prompt, using search bar on the taskbar.
  • Then, right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator option.
  • After that enter the password and type the “sfc/scannow” command and press the Enter key.
  • Wait for a few minutes to complete the scan. It might take a little longer as it will complete a full scan of the system files. After that restart the computer to see if the problem has been solved or not.

Reinstall the Suite of Native Windows Apps

Users can resolve the “Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme” error by reinstalling the suite of native Windows apps and elevating PowerShell Windows. Below we have discussed the steps:

  • You have to press the Windows +R key together. The Run dialog box will display on your screen.
  • Then, on the given empty space, type “PowerShell” and press ctrl+shift+enter. This will help open the elevated PowerShell window.
  • Then, go to UAC(user account control) and hit the Yes button.
  • Now, on the elevated PowerShell Window, you can either paste or type the command given and then hit the Enter button.

get-appXPackage AllUsers |where-Object {$-.InstallLocation -like “*systemApps*} |Foreach

  • After running the command, restart the computer and see if the problem has been solved or not.


Above are the steps mentioned that will help in solving “Windows can’t find one of the files in this theme” error. The steps are easy and properly mentioned. This will help you in solving the error. Hopefully, like other users you will also be able to resolve the error.

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