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Here's my situation:

I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I am rooted.

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I'm not sure if it's there, but did you check /sdcard/downloads/? –  Matthew Read Jan 17 '12 at 21:56
    
No. It's not in there. –  Deniz Zoeteman Jan 17 '12 at 22:03
    
There may be a change on Jellybean: android.stackexchange.com/questions/27692/… –  Flow Aug 16 '12 at 9:12

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I'm not sure if it's the same on older systems, but on ICS it appears to save directly to /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper. I set mine from the browser, pulled that file, then changed it to a .png extension and viola - it was the image I had set.

It also appears that this file simply gets overwritten when you change your wallpaper, so I don't see a way to recover one once it's changed unless you have a copy of the image somewhere else.

This also appears to be where it's saved on CyanogenMod 7, so it's possible that this is the "standard" location (certainly a good place to check, at least).

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I have ICS too. It is there indeed! Thanks! –  Deniz Zoeteman Jan 17 '12 at 22:31

I was annoyed by the exact same problem, so I have programmed an app that automatically saves your wallpapers and your live wallpapers too. It makes it easy to revert to a previous wallpaper. It is called Wallpaper Saver and it's free in the Play Store. (It does not require root access.)

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