Windows Spotlight gets stuck on the same image? Here is the fix

Windows Spotlight gets stuck on the same image? Here is the fix

60Windows Spotlight serves as one of the greatest additions to Windows 10. Basically, Windows Spotlight uses Microsoft’s Bing to download pictures and set them as background images on the Lock screen, offering a new look every time you sign in.

Windows Spotlight is undoubtedly something that users have been expecting for a long time. However, at times it may become a cause of annoyance, as it fails to work properly on Windows 10. In this case, many users have reported that Windows Spotlight get stuck on the same image.

In reality, Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to reset this feature, which is a little bit disappointing. However, there is a simple workaround that can fix the issue.

In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to fix Window Spotlight lock screen errors on Windows 10.

Steps to fix Windows Spotlight lock screen errors on Windows 10

Step 1: First off, you need to open Settings on Windows 10. Once you are in, you have to click on Personalization to proceed

Step 2: Next up, hit the Lock screen button. If Windows Spotlight is now selected under Background section, make sure that you change the option to Picture or Slideshow

Step 3: Once you are done, open the Run command on your device by using the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut

Step 4: Type the following path : %USERPROFILE%/AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets and click OK to proceed

Step 5: You now need to remove all old images. To do this, use Ctrl + A keyboard shortcut and click the Delete button

Step 6: Once you are done, open the Run command again and enter the following path %USERPROFILE%/AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings

Step 7: You now need to perform a right-click on settings.dat and then roaming.lock. After that, select Rename from the drop down menu and enter the following names: settings.dat.bak and  roaming.lock.bak

Step 8: Restart your computer. Once your computer finishes rebooting, launch Settings > Personalization> Lock screen and activate Windows Spotlight.

Also read: Tips to fix iTunes not recognizing iPhone or iPad on Windows 10

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. David
    Reply August 20, 09:38 #1 David

    I did the above but it has not fixed the problem.
    What I have noticed is that in the Settings folder the roaming.lock file is zero bytes and that all the new files in the Assets folder are also zero bytes.
    Can you help?

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