Where are Wallpapers and Lock Screen images stored in Windows 10

A question some of you may have is – Where are the default Desktop Wallpapers and Lock Screen background images stored in Windows 10? This post will show you the location of the Wallpapers and Lock Screen backgrounds in Windows 10.

Where are Wallpapers stored in Windows 10

Location of Wallpaper and Lock Screen Backgrounds in Windows 10

To see the location of the wallpapers and lock screen images, open File Explorer and navigate to the following location:


Here you will see three folders:

  1. Wallpaper
  2. 4K
  3. Screen.

In the Wallpaper folder, you will see the default wallpapers being stored.

In the 4K folder, you will see the default Windows 10 wallpaper in some very high-resolution.

Also read: Where are wallpapers from Windows themepack stored?

Location of Lock Screen Backgrounds in Windows 10

Where are Lock Screen images stored in Windows 10

To access the location of Lock Screen Background, open the 3rd folder viz, Screen. You will see the lock screen images.

If you want to change your wallpaper, you may be aware that it’s really easy and straightforward to change Theme, Lock Screen & the Wallpaper. The Personalization app allows you to change the background colors and accent, lock screen image, wallpaper and themes on your PC. You can set any of your personal picture, an image from Windows or a solid color as your desktop wallpaper. You can also display a slideshow of pictures as your Windows 10 wallpaper. You can choose to Center, Fill, Fit, Stretch, Tile, Span wallpapers.

Here is a way, that will let you save Spotlight Lock Screen images.

Read next: Where does Windows 10 store Themes?

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