Windows 10: Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting

Discus and support Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hi , I have issue with my windows spotlight where I'm unable to set it to windows spotlight . All just working i'm originally been using windows... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by FaizalAretan, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting


    Hi ,


    I have issue with my windows spotlight where I'm unable to set it to windows spotlight .

    All just working i'm originally been using windows spotlight after I set it to picture a month ago .


    Last week I tried to set it back to windows spotlight but it keeps changing back to picture .

    Even after some restart it will goes back to picture settings .


    Hope you guys can help me to fix this issue .

    Thanks

    :)
     
    FaizalAretan, Jan 13, 2019
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  2. 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, Jan 13, 2019
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  3. ZachCross Win User
    Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting

    NOT HELPFUL:

    Hey Jessen,

    I appreciate your response, and I think it lacks inspiration and it's sort of lazy.

    The above issue that's occurring I have troubleshooted in six different ways, and it appears you were able to pull the last one out of the hat that I didn't mention. Your solution is what
    most people perform in the first five minutes to realize there's a problem with Spotlight in the first place.

    You'll have to forgive my disposition, please. My eyes are a little sore from reading the same **** over and over again. As I'm sure you understand, because if you had actually read what I wrote you would notice that
    in the title of my complaint I mention that Windows Spotlight keeps changing back to the "pictures" setting-- which would imply that I have obviously, already tried to set the damn thing from "Pictures" back to "Windows Spotlight"
    before.

    Thank you so much! I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Add this, please-- to the six things I attempted to troubleshoot this before:

    • From the dropdown bar under Background, select Picture and wait for the picture preview to be shown underPreview on the same window.
    • From the same dropdown bar, select Windows Spotlight and wait for the preview picture to be shown underPreview.
    • Lock the screen by pressing Windows logo + L keys on the keyboard and check if the changes are effective.
     
    ZachCross, Jan 13, 2019
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  4. Arjay Dom Win User

    Windows Spotlight Not Working/ Changing Back to "Picture" Setting

    WIndows Spotlight Picture struck in one picture

    Hi Alok,

    There are various reasons why Windows Spotlight wallpaper is not changing or fetching a new wallpaper from Bing.

    As an initial troubleshooting step, we suggest resetting Windows Spotlight preference by following the steps below:

    • Create a system restore point.
    • Once done, press Windows key + I to open Settings..
    • Select Personalization.
    • Click Lock Screen.
    • Under Background option, select Picture.
    • Set a picture as a default lock screen background.
    • Locate to: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_<characters>\Settings.

      Note: Make sure to unhide all hidden folders on Windows 10.
    • In this folder, delete these: roaming.lock and settings.dat.
    • Repeat steps 2-4.
    • Under Background option, select Windows spotlight.
    • See if the issue will persist.

    If the issue still persist, re-register Windows Spotlight:

    • Press Windows key + S.
    • Type powershell.
    • Select Windows PowerShell.
    • On the PowerShell window, type: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}
    • Press Enter.
    • See if your wallpaper will change.

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Arjay Dom, Jan 13, 2019
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