Windows 10: Windows Spotlight is missing from Lock screen

Discus and support Windows Spotlight is missing from Lock screen in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I noticed Windows Lockscreen is missing from "Background" dropdown list in Settings>Personalization>Lock screen, is there any way to re-enable it? The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ksio89, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. ksio89 Win User

    Windows Spotlight is missing from Lock screen


    I noticed Windows Lockscreen is missing from "Background" dropdown list in Settings>Personalization>Lock screen, is there any way to re-enable it? The Assets folder from AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState doesn't exist either, as expected.

    I've already applied Brink's batch available at Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10, but it didn't fix the issue. Also checked gpedit and all entries related to Windows Spotlight are set to "not configured", which I believe is the default value. Hope it's not one of those issues that only a reinstall is able to fix *Sad

    My machine is running Windows 10 Pro version 2004 (19041.329)

    edit: apparently Windows Spotlight is not available in "N" editions of Windows 10, guess there's nothing I can do then.

    :)
     
    ksio89, Jun 29, 2020
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  2. Dyan Rey Win User

    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen

    Hi,

    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, Jun 29, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Windows Spotlight/Lock screen

    Hi, after many attempts, I got Spotlight back up and running. 'Like what you see' had disappeared, and the image wasn't changing when Spotlight was selected.

    I'm not sure which of this sequence proved effective. Maybe some combination.

    Note:
    1. Spotlight worked in another account if I switched to it.
    2. Deleting all images (they are jpg's with no extension) in
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assetsdid not solve the problem but the folder was repopulated when I enabled Spotlight. (Some report this not happening).

    3. Simply switching to Picture from Spotlight, and back again and trying the Lock screen did not help
    4. Re-registering all apps for the current account as suggested in one post did not help. (Note- there's no specific registration instruction related to Spotlight in the tutorial list).

    5. What worked? Finally, I made a random decision to 'Choose an app to show detailed status' (on the lock screen). I chose Weather.
    This worked.

    What stopped it working? I think possibly disabling the lock screen using Winaero's tweaker, then enabling it again.
     
    dalchina, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows Spotlight is missing from Lock screen

    Spotlight

    Hi,

    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, Jun 29, 2020
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