Windows 10: How do I restore my Pictures folder as the location for my lock screen slideshow?

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  1. How do I restore my Pictures folder as the location for my lock screen slideshow?


    Truth be told, I'd rather choose another folder. Each folder I try I receive a message that the folder can't be used due to it's location. I removed the Pictures folder from the list of slideshow albums. I'm now unable to return the Pictures folder to the list of slideshow albums for the same reason.Edition: Windows 11 Home Version: 22H2 Installed on: 11/‎23/‎2022 OS build: 22621.819 Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22636.1000.0

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    Clifford Scarborough, Nov 26, 2022
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  2. Aqtarus Win User

    you need more than one picture to show error with Lock screen Slideshow

    Hi Microsoft Community,

    I had this issue for years and did not find any solution: workaround with Win+L, Indexing, etc... nothing was working.

    But the solution is quite simple: store the folder you want to use for the picture for your slideshow directly under the Picture Library. Check that the files are indexed, and then select this folder.

    To be 100% clear

    1. Open the Pictures Library (User/Pictures)
    2. Create a folder "Slideshow"
    3. Populate the folder with picture you want to use for Lock Screen
    4. Check the pictures are indexed
    5. Go to Settings/Personalization/Lock Screen
    6. Select Slideshow for Background
    7. Choose Folder "Slideshow" created in step 2
    8. remove other folders
    9. Open Advanced slideshow settings
    10. Turn "Only use pictures that fit my screen" Off
    11. Enjoy your slideshow!
     
    Aqtarus, Nov 26, 2022
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  3. Lock screen picture overlays slideshow

    Hi, my issue with Windows 10x64 1803 Lock screen slideshow not working is a bit different than usual

    When the issue occurs (not always, but almost always), the screen shows the defined Picture (and no clock etc.) _however_ when I press Enter, before showing the lockscreen as the overlaying picture is sliding away I can see a flicker of the slideshow underneath.
    These are pictures from the correct folder and it looks as expected. After the flicker it shows the login screen with a picture

    (login screen is kinda OK but half the time accounts (two) are doubled (making it 4), they differ in that in each pair one of the user pictures has a circle shape and the other is square, and the square ones have extra text underneath "Windows will try to
    connect to {companyName}" .... I don't know if this is the cause or something completely unrelated ... but this question is about slideshow)

    I have done lot of the usual steps (most of these relate to slideshow not working at all which isn't my issue anyway):

    - remove the slideshow, lock, re-add it

    - rename the slideshow folder

    - changed settings in Power options (only Balanced is in the list) for Desktop background settings for battery to Available

    - adjusted Advanced settings for slideshow to show not fitting images, show on battery, show lockscreen instead of turning off

    - require user to press CtrlAltDelete is unchecked and disabled

    - Windows Search is set to Automatic and running

    - folder with images is indexed

    No Windows updates pending atm

    Restart didn't help

    Ideally if this can be solved without restoration or reinstall or something of that caliber hopefully

    Thank you!
     
    JiriPetruzelka, Nov 26, 2022
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  4. Kol12 Win User

    How do I restore my Pictures folder as the location for my lock screen slideshow?

    Issue with lock screen slideshow

    I set my lock screen to slideshow with a custom folder of images and all was working fine. I then changed it to picture mode which by default is five Windows pictures. I've set it back to slideshow with my custom images however the default Windows picture I chose in picture mode now shows in my slideshow with custom images. How can I repair this?


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    Kol12, Nov 26, 2022
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