New Rainmeter users look forward to enjoying the many themes and skins available on sites such as mine. One of the issues that come up for these users is how to install themes and skins which are two different items. Instead of a long drawn out explanation from me, jsmorley one of the developers over at rainmeter.net explains it best. The picture above is one of his desktops.
Rainmeter stores “Skins” in folders in
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins
Windows Vista & Win7: C:\Users\YourName\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins
So if you have a “Skin” called MyWeatherSkin, it will be in \Skins\MyWeatherSkin and consists of one or more files. The most important of these files will be one or more .ini files (let’s say one for now to keep it simple) probably called MyWeatherSkin.ini. This is the meat and potatoes of a Rainmeter skin. It has all the measures and meters that Rainmeters uses to collect and display information.
Now there is another important file in the Rainmeter world. It is “Rainmeter.ini” and is normally located in: