OS X Mountain Lion: Access 43 Amazingly Gorgeous Hidden Wallpapers

Apple has secretly tucked away around four dozen hidden wallpapers in a folder of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Basically, Apple wanted to show you these gorgeous wallpapers when the screen saver activates, but you can easily change that.

OS X Daily has posted a quick how-to to find all the 43 amazingly gorgeous, secret wallpapers, all having 3200×2000 resolution, present in OX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

As said earlier, all these high-resolution images are shown when the screen saver activates, after you leave your Mac idle for a while. But you can easily copy them from their original folder and keep them in a folder created by you. You can then use these high-resolution images as desktop wallpapers or use them for whatever purpose you like.

Aerial Wallpapers

Aerial Wallpapers. Image credits: OS X Daily

How to get access to the hidden wallpapers of Mountain Lion?

Follow the steps below to get access to the high-resolution images and copy them to a folder of your choice.

  1. Open Finder and press Command + Shift + G keyboard shortcut to open “Go To Folder.”
  2. Now, enter the following path (you can copy and paste it for convenience) and press Return: /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.Framework/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/
  3. Inside that folder, you will find four folders, namely, “1-National Geographic”, “2-Aerial”, “3-Cosmos”, and “4-Nature Patterns.”
  4. Now, copy all these four folders to a folder of your choice. You can also copy these folders to the Desktop.

Discovered any OS X secrets? Found anything hidden deep inside the folders of Mountain Lion? We’ll love to hear from you. Share with us in the comments below.

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