Windows Spotlight but with own images?


  1. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
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    Windows Spotlight but with own images?


    Hello,

    Is there a way to use the Windows Spotlight feature on the lockscreen but with a folder of your own images such that every time you boot up the PC one of your chosen images comes up?

    The slideshow option is not what I'm looking for because it shows multiple images at once with animations on the lockscreen.
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    Posts : 29,978
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    You could set the lock screen as a picture, then change that picture with a small script run on logon to select the next one from a folder of your favourite pictures.

    Thus each time you log on, next time the lock screen picture will be different.
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  3. Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
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    dalchina said:
    You could set the lock screen as a picture, then change that picture with a small script run on logon to select the next one from a folder of your favourite pictures.

    Thus each time you log on, next time the lock screen picture will be different.
    Not sure how to do this. Does the Windows Spotlight have a folder of some sort where I can put my images in?
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Might look here:
    C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,978
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    JohnnyGui said:
    Not sure how to do this. Does the Windows Spotlight have a folder of some sort where I can put my images in?
    Thank you for your reply.
    Yes, Spotlight puts pictures in a folder, and there's a tutorial on how to find and extract your Spotlight images. That's not of interest to you in the terms of your query. You're not trying to modify Spotlight.

    Change Lock Screen Background in Windows 10
    See Option 1 4 - picture from a folder of your choice. That's a standard Windows option.

    You then need a means to change that selected picture as I described above.

    Autohotkey is a free text scripting language, well documented and supported. You could use that to select a new picture from a folder of pictures you hav created and copy that in place of the one you've specified as per the tutorial.
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