How to save Spotlight Lock Screen images in Windows 10

In our previous tutorial we explained to our readers how to enable Spotlight Feature in Windows 10. This is a new lock screen feature that displays some beautiful images from and certain running Windows Apps. However, there seems to be no easy way to download and save the Windows Spotlight dynamic images and set them as your wallpaper or permanently as your Lock Screen. In Windows 10, the Wallpapers and Lock Screen images are stored in the C:\Windows\Web folder. But where are the Bing Spotlight images downloaded to? This post will answer this question and show you how to save the Spotlight Lock Screen images in Windows 10

Save Spotlight Lock Screen images

Open Windows File Explorer, switch to the ‘View’ tab and check the box adjacent to the title ‘Hidden Items’ to force your Windows 10 OS to display all hidden files and folders.

Hidden items

Next, open up the ‘C’ drive (location where usually your OS is installed) and navigate to the following address:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\ Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Asset

Save Spotlight Lock Screen images in Windows 10Kindly note that in the above path, in place of UserName type you own PC user name.

In the Assets folder you will find a list of files. These files represent Windows Spotlight images downloaded from For viewing them, rename each file and use image formats such as .PNG or .JPG as extension.

2 Save Spotlight Lock Screen images

To do this, simply right-click on a file and select the Rename option and save them in JPG format. Proceeding in the same manner, you can rename all the files and when done, open them in the default Photos app.

Here you will be able to Set it as lock screen or your desktop wallpaper.


If you find renaming all the files manually a tedious job, this trick helps you batch rename files and file extensions.

Use the Dynamic Theme app to set Bing and Spotlight images as background or lock screen in Windows 10, automatically.

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  1. Caia

    One problem, I can’t find any app folder. I used to do this with Win 7 but I can’t find it in W 10.

  2. Caia

    Done! In a comand prompt write >>>attrib -s -h C:UsersmyusernameAppData changing myusername,obviously,with the name of your user.

  3. Vivek Pandey

    hello friends…
    i wanna share the path if u want to save the images of spotlight feature the path is as follows:-
    open this location in Windows10 and remame file as .JPG and enjoy.

  4. Mads Nielsen

    Hi, I’ve created a small utility that can automatically copy new Windows Spotlight (“lockscreen”) images to your personal wallpapers folder.

    You can find it on GitHub:

  5. Aidan Standing

    files appear to be corrupted as it says it cant read the files, any ideas?

    (silly me, i switched to large image view in the folder and it turns out some of the files are incomplete, including the ones i tried to open)

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