Windows 10: Load A Random Lock Screen Image From Folder

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       25 Dec 2017 #1

    Load A Random Lock Screen Image From Folder


    Hello, so I am curious if there's a method to have the computer pick a random Lock Screen image from a folder with pictures.
    Is there a 3rd party program that can do this? I was thinking of maybe somehow making a Macro using Macro Express to run the macro when the computer Logs Off or Shuts Down, so the next time it loads, it will pick a random picture... BUT this process is tedious and may take a lot of time to make/figure out.

    So let me explain. Don't get me wrong, I love my Lock Screen image so much! (I attached an image of my Lock Screen). But maybe every time I load the computer up, it will load another one of my favorite pictures. That would be very nice. But keep in mind that this is Different than the Lock Screen Slideshow. The Lock Screen Slideshow loads when the computer is idle, and I don't want to change anything with that.

    As you can see in the attached picture, every time I'm at the screen with my account name & password box, I see this picture. I love seeing this picture all the time, don't get me wrong. But it would be nice to see another randomly picked image from a select few images from a folder.

    Thanks

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  2.    25 Dec 2017 #2

    @pepanee

    I'm trying something, it may work!

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       25 Dec 2017 #3

    Lol ok cool. You added text to where you can find that village :)

    My favorite part is where the location of the center magnifying glass just happened to be on that picture


    *Also do note, the picture that I posted is actually the image itself, that's not the exact screen shot of my Lock Screen. There's a way to take a picture of the Lock Screen a different method, because Print Screen doesn't work when the computer is Locked, but I didn't want to go through the small hassle of figuring out how to do that.
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  4.    25 Dec 2017 #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    Lol ok cool. You added text to where you can find that village :)

    My favorite part is where the location of the center magnifying glass just happened to be on that picture


    *Also do note, the picture that I posted is actually the image itself, that's not the exact screen shot of my Lock Screen. There's a way to take a picture of the Lock Screen a different method, because Print Screen doesn't work when the computer is Locked, but I didn't want to go through the small hassle of figuring out how to do that.
    First, let me say, that's a lovely picture and, Thank You! :)

    I took your image and put it in the C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets folder along with the full coded name change, henceforth the quips, but I can't get two or more to work!
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       25 Dec 2017 #5

    Wow okay cool! I appreciate that you took an attempt to do that 'manually'. Hope it wasn't too much of a hassle.

    I agree, It's a wonderful picture, because I just love how beautiful that lady is, and I love music, and birds, and nature. All credit goes to the creator of that image: https://esmira.deviantart.com/art/Mu...rise-393756069

    Before I posted asking on here, I did a quick 10 minute 'research' attempt to see if there's a 3rd party program that can do a random image loader for the Lock Screen. Yet I just happened to skim through a page that showed me that same folder location of what you stated. Yes the files there are combinations of random characters, but I opened them all and saw the pictures. The images are just weird random images, and I just browsed away from that page because it didn't make sense. I didn't want to remove those 'files' (images) in that location. You stated 'quips', I guess I didn't want to figure that out. But that's really cool that you actually were able to get that picture to work using that location. Too bad there's no advanced option to randmoly pick a picture from within that folder. I don't want you stressing yourself trying to figure out how to make more than one picture to work. Maybe there's a 3rd party app out there, or maybe some advanced script in Task Scheduler that can do that. Hmm, I'll look around some more, and if I find anything, I'll post back here for if someone would like to use this idea for their computer too. Still though, I'm open for comments from you Edwin, and everybody! =)
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       25 Dec 2017 #6

    Well, I'm looking online just now, and found this: How to Set Multiple Pictures on Lock Screen on Samsung Galaxy Devices | Technobezz

    How to set multiple pictures for your Lock Screen........ on Samsung Galaxy devices. HAH Gosh I was so close!
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       25 Dec 2017 #7

    Dang! The PERFECT idea came to me for if I wanted to make a macro to run when Logging Off/Shutting Down the computer!!! I pre-planned how I could set up that script in my head using Macro Express. The only condition is if I can find the location in RegEdit that has this info!
    TOO BAD I wasn't able to find that in there! I did a search for "Esmira" (because of the image's file name), hoping RegEdit would find anything to do with that picture... but sadly it didn't.
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       25 Dec 2017 #8

    Here's a few more images that I may want to have as the Lock Screen. (As you can see, I like to pick quality in images)

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