Windows 10: Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

Discus and support Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; So I updated to the latest using Update Assistant. Now I have different issue. When I try to switch to "Windows Spotlight" it wouldn't stick. It goes... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Bastet, May 9, 2017.

  1. lepa71 Win User

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10


    So I updated to the latest using Update Assistant. Now I have different issue. When I try to switch to "Windows Spotlight" it wouldn't stick. It goes back to "Picture" being selected
     
    lepa71, Oct 23, 2017
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  2. Brink
    Brink New Member

    How does it work for a new account to see if this issue is just with your account or system wide?
     
    Brink, Oct 23, 2017
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  3. lepa71 Win User
    So I updated home laptop to the Fall release and I now experiencing the same issue. Spotlight setting on lock screen won't stick. It reverts back to Picture.

    I'm on 10 Pro. Is there something different now between Home and Pro version?

    Also on my home laptop before the upgrade the spotlight picture hasn't changed for couple weeks now. Last up thing I remember my laptop took update on 10/17. I don't know which KB that was, but I believe this when spotlight stopped working.
     
    lepa71, Oct 24, 2017
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  4. hattrik21 Win User

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

    I tried your bat file and the other suggestions in this thread and mine still does not work for one user on the machine. I have a second user that when they are logged in, everything words fine. I have no policies preventing cloud content. Everything there is default. I have also have tried completely removing the Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy folder and resetting things with your bat file.

    One thing I did notice after all I have tried the is that the registry keys are not getting set. For the working user I have data in the following keys under the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen\Creative.

    LockImageFlags
    CreativeId
    PortraitAssetPath
    LandscapeAssetPath
    PlacementId
    LockScreenOptions
    ImpressionToken
    HotspotImageFolderPath
    CreativeJson

    For the non working user, these are all blank. At one point Spotlight did work for the user in question so it makes me think there is something in the user profile or registry somewhere that needs to be fixed?
     
    hattrik21, Oct 24, 2017
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  5. DooGie Win User
    I've had the lock screen getting stuck on the same image twice in the last 12 months. The first time it happened it got corrected when I installed a CU. The second time I used the batch file supplied by Shawn, this didn't work so I looked at the Windows Search Service and it was running, I restarted the Search Service anyway and the Spotlight image changed.

    So yes the batch file worked but only after the Search Service was restarted. Another interesting point is that the Spotlight image that the Lockscreen displayed when stuck was also displayed in the lockscreen pictures directory.
     
    DooGie, Nov 14, 2017
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello DooGie, *Smile

    Did you have to restart the Search service even after restarting the computer?
     
    Brink, Nov 14, 2017
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  7. DooGie Win User
    Yes I did Shawn, I really can't explain why as the service was already shown as running.

    I learn something new every day *Smile
     
    DooGie, Nov 14, 2017
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

    Odd. You would think that restarting the computer would take care of it. *Confused
     
    Brink, Nov 14, 2017
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  9. DooGie Win User
    Hmm i would have thought that but I suppose it all depends on timing. The windows Search service is by default set to Automatic (Delayed Start) which could be too late for Spotlight requirements.
    Anyway I think it's a point I'll remember for the future.
     
    DooGie, Nov 15, 2017
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  10. berlaufr Win User
    Hi
    I try your bat file, good, spotlight works again.
    Thanks a lot for help
    merci
     
    berlaufr, Nov 30, 2017
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome berlaufr, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile
     
    Brink, Nov 30, 2017
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  12. lepa71 Win User
    Sorry for the late response. I have created a new local user and spotlight is working on it. So the question now. How do I make mine to work?

    Thanks
     
    lepa71, Dec 20, 2017
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

    @lepa71, *Smile

    You could try resetting Windows Spotlight one more time to see if it may be able to fix it his time around.
     
    Brink, Dec 20, 2017
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  14. lepa71 Win User
    Nope. It didn't work. The setting to Spotlight does not stick. When I select spotlight on screen lock settings and then come back, the setting gets revert back to pictures setting.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks
     
    lepa71, Dec 20, 2017
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    Brink New Member
    Brink, Dec 20, 2017
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