Windows 7: Access Hidden International Themes

When you set up Windows 7 and choose your language and region, it gives you the themes for what you pick. Here’s how to access more hidden International Themes on your Windows 7 system.

First click on Start and type: C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT into the Search box and hit Enter.


In the MCT folder that opens you’ll find themes for Australia, Canada, Great Britain, South America and the US.

Double click any of these folders and open the Theme folder.


Here you’ll find the Theme for that country or region.


Double click on the Theme to launch it. Here’s an example of the Theme for Canada.


After you apply an International Theme, it will appear in My Themes.


That’s all there is to it. Also, check out our article on how to change up the Windows 7 UI with other supplied themes.



  1. Taos

    December 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Awesome tip!

    I live the background of the mountain and lake. Usin it now!

    Thank you Brian.

  2. Chris

    December 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Search C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT results no items to match
    in Win 7 HP

    • Devyat

      December 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Same here. I’m running Windows 7 Pro, SP1 and there’s no MCT folder in C:\Windows\Globalization, only \ELS and \Sorting…

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