Windows 10: windows spotlight feature is missing from the dropdown selection

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  1. windows spotlight feature is missing from the dropdown selection


    windows spotlight feature is missing from the dropdown selection; WinVersion 1909 build: 18363.329

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    EshonEd.EDW, Sep 9, 2019
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  2. Windows Spotlight missing from dropdown menu

    Hello,

    I've just rebuild from scratch my computer. I've installed the Windows 10 Pro N version and now I've no way to activate Windows SpotLight anymore. Before the format&reinstall it was working regularly.

    Now there's no option available in the dropdown menù at all... just "picture" and "slideshow" (see the picture below).

    I already tried to run the System File Checker, but no errors were found.

    I also tried to delete the settings and the assets in \AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\ and then run the command (from an administrative PowerShell):

    1. Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach
      {Add-AppxPackage
      "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode -register
      }
    but it downloads only the setting files and nothing more, no option in the dropdown and no activation available, even after a reboot.

    Any suggestions on how to add it manually or how to solve this problem? I find SpotLight really relaxing and interesting...


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    Maosh Garyx, Sep 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Jessen P Win User
    Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting

    Hi Zach,

    I appreciate you for trying some steps in order to get the issue fixed.

    The above issue might occur if you have any corrupted/missing app files & folders conflicting with the system Settings on the computer.



    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Select Personalization and click on Lock screen from the left side panel of the window.
    • From the dropdown bar under Background, select
      Picture
      and wait for the picture preview to be shown under Preview on the same window.
    • From the same dropdown bar, select Windows Spotlight and wait for the preview picture to be shown under
      Preview.
    • Lock the screen by pressing Windows logo + L keys on the keyboard and check if the changes are effective.

    Please revert if you face any issues with Windows Spotlight in future.

    Thank you.
     
    Jessen P, Sep 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Arjay Dom Win User

    windows spotlight feature is missing from the dropdown selection

    Windows Spotlight is selected but it doesn't work.

    Hi Wagner,

    This issue with Windows Spotlight can be caused by corrupted system files.

    As an initial troubleshooting step, try to run the System File Checker tool to scan and repair missing or corrupted system files. Click
    here for more information on how to run the System File Checker tool.

    We also suggest that you re-register Windows Spotlight by following the steps below:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization.
    • Select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, select Picture or
      Slideshow
      .
    • Once done, press Windows key + S and type PowerShell, right click on Windows PowerShell, and choose
      Run as administrator.
    • Enter the administrator credentials once prompted.
    • In Windows PowerShell window, type or copy and paste this command:

      Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach {Add-AppxPackage "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode -register }
    • Press Enter.
    • Go back to Settings and set Windows Spotlight as the background.
    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Arjay Dom, Sep 9, 2019
    #4
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