SOLUTION Kimsland, thank you so much. After you said that i suddenly realized that i had seen duplicate listings of the windows wallpapers in the list. So I searched through My Pictures found all of the windows desktops duplicated in one of my folders. Deleted them and instantly the list is back to normal. I knew i wasn't crazy when i said it was a problem! So in short the solution to this problem is: 1. Check in the My Pictures folder to see if you have any of the default windows wallpapers 2. If you have any, delete them from the My Pictures folder 3. Be happy! The only odd thing is: That as far as i can tell, those duplicate wallpaper files in My Pictures have been there since before the problem arose. So something must have triggered it, although I have absolutely no idea what, but i am just happy that it is all sorted now!