How To Access 43 Gorgeous Secret Wallpapers In OS X Mountain Lion

Posted in How To, OS X on 05/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple is well known for bundling great wallpapers with OS X, and Mountain Lion comes with 35 fantastic wallpapers built in – but did you know that Apple packed in over 40 more secret wallpapers that are just as awesome?


As it turns out, there are 43 additional great high-res wallpapers (technically, they’re high-res preview stills of screensavers) hidden deep inside Mountain Lion, including several stunning shots from the Hubble telescope! Even better, unlocking these hidden wallpapers is easy! OS X Daily explains how it’s done:

From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G to summon Go To Folder and enter the following path exactly:

/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/

Copy the four well-labeled directories “1-National Geographic”, “2-Aerial”, “3-Cosmos”, “4-Nature Patterns” to the Desktop or elsewhere for easy access to the high res images

Set them as your wallpaper and enjoy

Enjoy your hidden wallpapers! Let us know which is your favorite!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.