Windows 10: Spotlight issues (continued)

Discus and support Spotlight issues (continued) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win 10 Home 64 bit, build 1903 OS Build 18362.418. Since that update, what is actually happening on my machine is that new images appear on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by FrFrog, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. FrFrog Win User

    Spotlight issues (continued)

    Win 10 Home 64 bit, build 1903 OS Build 18362.418.

    Since that update, what is actually happening on my machine is that new images appear on the screen as normal but nothing shows up in the



    I used to be able to go there every so often and save the files as .jpg in another location, either through the above link or through WinAero. Now there is nothing there. The new images must be going somewhere but I can't find them.

    I tried the Spotlight "reset" tip, but no joy. It just deleted everything in the ....\Assets" folder.

    I have noticed that the "Assets" directory is marked "read only" and unseting it does nothing as it immediately returns to "read only."

    So far no one has come up with a fix for this.

    Thanks MS for breaking things.

    FrFrog, Nov 5, 2019
  2. Rose Cal Win User



    Windows spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen. For us to better isolate your concern, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Is there a way for you to provide us a screenshot?
    • Have you made any recent changes before this issue occur?
    • Are you able to use spotlight before?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow these steps to modify Lock screen background to spotlight:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization and select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, choose Windows spotlight.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
    Rose Cal, Nov 5, 2019
  3. Dyan Rey Win User
    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen


    There are multiple causes on why you're encountering this issue. To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you disable and re-enable Spotlight. Simply follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the desktop and open Personalize.
    • Open Lock Screen tab.
    • Under Background, switch from Windows Spotlight to a Picture or the Slideshow.
    • Click OK and close the Window.
    • Now Log off and log in.
    • Navigate to Lock screen and enable Windows Spotlight again.

    Let us know how it works.
    Dyan Rey, Nov 5, 2019
  4. Ma. Lau Win User

    Spotlight issues (continued)

    Windows Spotlight not working


    For better assistance, we would like to know more information about your concern.

    • Are you still encountering the same issue on Spotlight?
    • Did you already try to do what Time Lady suggested?
    If the issue still persists, kindly mention what are the steps you've done so far.

    We are looking forward to your response.

    Ma. Lau, Nov 5, 2019

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