Some of the most beautiful pictures that are taken here on this extraordinary planet is already there the very second you open your computer.

 

Which actually brings me to say, these pictures are so intricately special that there were times when I’d actually spent more time admiring my lock screen on my computer than the times I’d actually use my computer as usual. 

 

And out of all these ones that I’ve really loved, I would search for them on Google and either add the place or location of where the picture was taken in my bucket list or I would try and save the picture and make it my wallpaper on my other devices.

 

But that’s where it gets hard. 

 

Because not all of the pictures can be found on Google, and you are going to need to find another way to download the Lock screen image (otherwise known as Windows 10 Spotlight).

 

So I’ll show you 4 quick and simple ways on how to download Windows 10 Spotlight/Lock Screen Images on your Windows 10 computer. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

How to Download Windows 10 Spotlight/Lock Screen Images: 4 Ways

 

 

1.  It’s Already in Your Computer!

 

Here’s how you can find it.

 

Step 1:  Go ahead and open your File Explorer and then tap on your View tab.

 

 

Step 2: Next, check both the File name extensions and Hidden items boxes.

 

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Step 3:  Done? Alright. Now head over to the following directory on your computer. 

 

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Note

Do you see the username in the directory? Yes, that’s where you add your own username of your user account (the one that you log into every time you open your computer).

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Now you might see quiet a number of files there, so let’s rearrange it in a way so that we only need the important ones. So go ahead and tap on Size (this will rearrange the files according to their file sizes)

 

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Well, the reason why is because wallpaper images can never be lower than 50Kb in size which is why you are only going to need to go after the ones which are above that file size. (Hence why it’s easier when you rearrange them by Size.)

 

 

 

 

Step 5:  Alright. Now let’s create a new folder anywhere on your computer so that you can save your beautiful images for you to choose from later. 🙂

 

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Step 6:  Look for all files that are larger than 100KB (or so) and just copy them into your new folder that you’ve just created. 

 

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Note

Don’t worry if you get a warning message saying that the files may harm your computer. The files were already in your computer ever since you first bought it.

 

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Step 7:  Done copying into your beautiful little folder? Sweet. Now the pictures that you have just copied might not be viewable, so to view your wallpapers all you have to do (and this is pretty important) is rename all the pictures. 

 

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Note

When you’re renaming make sure you add either a .png or a .jpg (in that order)  at the back. For example name.png or name.jpg

 

 

 

 

Step 8:  Now once you’ve done that you can try clicking on it to see it it opens. (If it doesn’t work, then try the other one, if you tried with .png and if you find that it didn’t work then now try .jpg).

 

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That’s it! 🙂

 

Since Windows Spotlight adds new pictures every now and then into their library, so to not consume so much of your storage on your computer they’ll delete some of the older ones as well.

 

So if you wish to collect every picture that Microsoft throws at your way then you can turn your Windows Spotlight on and then wait for a few weeks and collect all the pictures again using this method.

 

 

 

 

2.  Using SpotBright app

 

For just one dollar, you can get the SpotBright app in your Windows 10 app store.

 

Once you have gotten it, you can download any of the Spotlight/Lock Screen images in just two clicks.

 

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3.  Someone already has done it for you 🙂

 

All you have to do is just head over to this album and then just pick and choose your favourite pictures.

 

The album has over 200+ images all of which are in full HD Resolution. (and you’ll find a lot more images here than the ones in your hidden folder on your computer).

 

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This goes great with the first method in case if you don’t find the image that you had your eyes set on.

 

 

 

 

4.  Using a clever PowerShell command

 

You don’t need to any coding or s*** like that.

 

It’s pretty simple. 🙂

 

Step 1:  Go ahead and create a folder and call it Pics.

 

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Step 2:  Now head over to your Start and then type powershell to search for your Windows PowerShell.

 

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Step 3:  Got it? Alright. Now open your PowerShell and all you have to do is just copy and paste this one thing:

 

Get-ChildItem -Path $env:localappdata\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets | Copy-Item -dest {"$home\desktop\pics\" + $_.BaseName + ($i++) +".jpg" }

 

 

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Like this. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Now remember the Pics folder that you had created in Step 1? Yes, open that and you’ll get all the images. (Just delete the ones that you don’t want).

 

 

 

That’s it!

 

 

 

 

Share this guide with your family and friends so that they can save the pictures that they love and share the pics that they cherish. 🙂

 

 

 

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