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SharePoint 2010 - Remove / Disable Themes

If you've ever encountered the need the disable themes on a site collection, there are a few options you may have available.

Firstly, there are policies in Central Administration to remove the ability to change the themes across the entire web application, which can be done by the following: Visit Central Administration > Application Management > Web Applications > Manage Web Applications.Select the Web Application that you want to restrict the themes on.Click on "Permission Policy Level" on the Ribbon.Name the policy, and find the permission "Apply Themes and Borders" and toggle the "Deny" check box.Click save.Click on "User Policy" on the Ribbon.Add the users and groups you want to restrict, and then apply the policy you just created.
Alternatively, if you want to manually remove the themes, you can update the theme entries, in a file called:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Template\Layouts…