Where are Wallpapers and Lock Screen images stored in Windows 10

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  1. Four months ago I “Browse”d for a new personal lock screen from my phone for my Win10 laptop. I’ve since deleted that pic from my phone, but I’d like to use it for something else. Can you please tell me where it’s stored on my laptop? Thanks!

  2. I installed a lot of themes and the photos of those themes do not appear in any of the above folders listed. I want a slideshow of all the themes I installed but instead I only get a slideshow of any one theme I choose and I can’t select them all like in Windows 8.

  3. Unfortunately, this doesn’t answer a question I’ve been trying to solve.

    I had a folder full of images for wallpapers. I had pointed windows 10 to this folder and every few hours it would use a random image from this folder as the background on my screens as well as the that lock screen that slides up when you log in.

    Well to my dismay my hard drive completely died (I suspect prematurely because of a bug in W10 that would have disk usage spike to 100%).

    Anyways, to my surprise upon installing W10 on my new HDD and signing in with the same account, the images from the lost folder showed up, and continue to show up as my desktop background.

    I assume these images were somehow uploaded to W10 servers (and possibly downloaded to my new Hdd), but I can’t find where or how to access them.

  4. To find every Windows theme wallpapers in Windows 10 go to>>>>> C:Usersuser nameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsThemes. Previously you need to make the appdata show. For this, open the command prompt and write >>>> attrib -s -h C:UsersusernameAppData Done!

  5. great help thanks. I was searching and searching for these. Now i put all wallpapers in one folder and spanned across the 2 monitors on windows 10.

  6. C:Users{username}AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets

    copy and Rename file extensions to jpg

  7. Prior to the Windows 10 update, I used to be able to select different photos from my downloaded themes on my laptop. Now, I can only see one picture from the theme, or have it go through the entire slideshow. Is there a way I can choose which picture I’d like as the wallpaper for my desktop anymore? I am not a fan of Windows 10. It updated on its own this weekend, and I’m pretty disappointed with it so far. Thanks in advance for your help.

  8. Rather than 8 billion people having to do this why not Microsoft just publish a list of the photos and locations, I realise this would be expensive for multi-billionaire Bill Gates to does but he could set up a go fund me page. Great that so many people have wasted their time doing it themselves though, inteligent bunch, that’s why they chose Microshyte.

  9. Instead of the C:Users shenanigans just browse the folder directly:
    %appdata%..LocalMicrosoftWindowsThemes

  10. I have Windows 10 and every day I open I my PC I am greeted by a lock screen photo and 9 times out of 10 I want to know where that place is or what its called……why isn’t there a link or at the very least the name of the place. If there is a hidden link or hidden name then that is just stupid as we can’t find it….its very frustrating, please sort this out….

  11. If your Local path doesn’t have a Themes dir, check the same path except on Roaming. That’s where I found mine.

  12. I had followed the instructions on how to find my spotlight lockscreen pictures and added .jpg to the names – now these beautiful pictures vanished – how can I find, retrieve or restore/undelete them again?

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