Windows 10: Windows Spotlight images as desktop image automatically

Discus and support Windows Spotlight images as desktop image automatically in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi everyone, Now, I'm not sure if I'm in the right place here to ask something like this. Please feel free to send me somewhere where they would know.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Captain-Cookiedough, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Windows Spotlight images as desktop image automatically


    Hi everyone,

    Now, I'm not sure if I'm in the right place here to ask something like this. Please feel free to send me somewhere where they would know.

    I think the title sums up the gist of it. I really like the images that Windows Spotlight shoots at me everyday. So I want my desktop image to be the same image as the one that is currently also the spotlight image, but like, always. I want it to change with it everyday, or even every time I press the "I don't like this" button. Now I know there is a way to find the images used in Spotlight and put them in your own image folders, with which you can then manually select them as backgrounds. But I find that a little too much work every time, since it changes daily or manually ("I don't like this picture"). I also know there is a program that makes it very easy to put the Spotlight image as your background, but that is also not automatic.

    So if anybody knows an app, program or piece of code or whatever works, please do tell me. Thank you!

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    /u/Captain-Cookiedough, Nov 11, 2020
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  2. Solaris17 Win User

    Windows spotlight images (Lock screen)

    I updated this to fix an issue where images already in the folder would be swapped back to no extension making them unreadable again.

    CODE:
    Spoiler Code: @Echo off title Spotlight Image Converter v2 cls :checkPrivileges :: Check for Admin by accessing protected stuff. This calls net(#).exe and can stall if we don't kill it later. NET FILE 1>NUL 2>NUL if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto menu) else ( goto getPrivileges ) :getPrivileges :: Write vbs in temp to call batch as admin. if '%1'=='ELEV' (shift & goto menu) for /f "delims=: tokens=*" %%A in ('findstr /b ::- "%~f0"') do @Echo(%%A setlocal DisableDelayedExpansion set "batchPath=%~0" setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion Echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" Echo UAC.ShellExecute "!batchPath!", "ELEV", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" exit /B :menu Echo Windows 10 Lock screen image converter Echo. Echo Brought to you by Solaris17 of TPU Echo. Echo This will make a folder on your desktop called "Spotlight" Echo. Echo It will copy the lockscreen images to the folder then convert them to JPEG format. Echo. Echo Let me know when you are ready. Echo. Pause goto copy :copy @Echo off CLS Echo. Echo Converting and copy in progress... Echo. mkdir "%userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight" > nul 2>&1 mkdir "%userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\Converted" > nul 2>&1 timeout 5 >nul robocopy %userprofile%\appdata\local\packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\ "%userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight" /copyall /E > nul 2>&1 ren %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\* *.jpg > nul 2>&1 move "%userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\*.jpg" "%userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\Converted" > nul 2>&1 Echo Done!! Echo. pause[/quote]
     
    Solaris17, Nov 11, 2020
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  3. Solaris17 Win User
    Windows spotlight images (Lock screen)

    This is really dumb, but if you are like me and use spotlight for your windows lock screen images, I actually tend to like some of them alot. They rotate it seems every few days but it doesn't seem to delete them as often as it gets new ones.

    With that said I couldnt find anything similar online so I made a script that would pull the files from the folder buried in app data that keeps the files. They dont have an extension normally so I append the JPG extension too them.

    I create a folder on your desktop called spotlight and copy the files too it then run the conversion.

    I didn't spend forever on this so be nice but otherwise;

    Enjoy

    Code for the crazies:
    Spoiler Code: @Echo off title Spotlight Image Converter cls :checkPrivileges :: Check for Admin by accessing protected stuff. This calls net(#).exe and can stall if we don't kill it later. NET FILE 1>NUL 2>NUL if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto menu) else ( goto getPrivileges ) :getPrivileges :: Write vbs in temp to call batch as admin. if '%1'=='ELEV' (shift & goto menu) for /f "delims=: tokens=*" %%A in ('findstr /b ::- "%~f0"') do @Echo(%%A setlocal DisableDelayedExpansion set "batchPath=%~0" setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion Echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" Echo UAC.ShellExecute "!batchPath!", "ELEV", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" exit /B :menu Echo Windows 10 Lock screen image converter Echo. Echo Brought to you by Solaris17 of TPU Echo. Echo This will make a folder on your desktop called "Spotlight" Echo. Echo It will copy the lockscreen images to the folder then convert them to JPEG format. Echo. Echo Let me know when you are ready. Echo. Pause goto copy :copy @Echo off CLS Echo. Echo Converting and copy in progress... Echo. mkdir %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight > nul 2>&1 timeout 5 >nul robocopy %userprofile%\appdata\local\packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\ %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight /copyall /E > nul 2>&1 ren %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\* *.jpg > nul 2>&1 Echo Done!! Echo. pause[/quote]
     
    Solaris17, Nov 11, 2020
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  4. Windows Spotlight images as desktop image automatically

    How to fix problems with lock screen images (Windows Spotlight)

    This Windows 10 Tip
    highlights the Windows Spotlight setting, which automatically uploads beautiful images of scenery daily from around the world for the background on the lock screen.

    What steps should I try if I’m having trouble with Windows Spotlight?
    For example, what should I do if:

    • The Windows Spotlight image doesn’t appear on the lock screen.
    • The Windows Spotlight image doesn’t appear on the sign-in screen.
    • The Windows Spotlight option doesn’t appear in my lock screen settings.
    • The Windows Spotlight image isn’t changing. (It shows the same image every day.)
     
    Meliton Dec, Nov 11, 2020
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