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  1.    27 Mar 2015 #1
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    W10 b10041 Lock Screen Image Location


    Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

    My Lock Screen image just changed by itself.
    I prefer the previous image and I want to restore it.

    I tried searching the Windows folder for bmp, jpg and png images, but neither the old picture or the new picture appear in the File Explorer results, or in "Settings > Personalization".

    My Folder Options are set like so:

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    Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:
    DancingDirty7 a month ago

    there are some wallpapers in the lock screen in windows 10 build 9926 that are not located in c:\windows\web I am puzzled! I want to find the jelly fish, I will set it up as my wallpaper!/
    Edit: it must download pictures from the web cause, every now and then, there are new pictures in the lock screen!
    http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/windows-wallpaper-location/
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 27 Mar 2015 at 21:36. Reason: Quote Added
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  2.    27 Mar 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

    My Lock Screen image just changed by itself.
    I prefer the previous image and I want to restore it.

    I tried searching the Windows folder for bmp, jpg and png images, but neither the old picture or the new picture appear in the File Explorer results, or in "Settings > Personalization".

    Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:
    The location has been depreciated in Build 10041; if you're still on Build 9926 you may find them at:

    C:\Users\{your moniker}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ContentDeliveryManager_xxxxxx....\LocalState\Assets
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  3.    27 Mar 2015 #3
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    The "Cloud"?


    Surely the images are stored in the OS or are you suggesting that the Lock Screen images are downloaded from the "Cloud" every time I start up W10?

    I was after the image that first started appearing after I installed b10041 (some sort of orange autumn picture).
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  4.    27 Mar 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Surely the images are stored in the OS or are you suggesting that the Lock Screen images are downloaded from the "Cloud" every time I start up W10?

    I was after the image that first started appearing after I installed b10041 (some sort of orange autumn picture).
    They used to be on the system in Build 9926.
    Are you talking about this one:

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  5.    28 Mar 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    They used to be on the system in Build 9926.
    Are you talking about this one:

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    It could be.
    I'm not sure as Lock Screen seemed to be more "orangey" in my VM (I don't think there was a tree in the middle of the screen).

    I might have to build another VM and see what picture is applied if the Network is not connected.
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  6.    28 Mar 2015 #6
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    There's a whole bunch of them, in high-def, here:

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...een-background

    Go to the comments section. About a third of the way down in the comments section, go to the bottom of 'Alex's comment and click on 'see more'.
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  7.    28 Mar 2015 #7
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    Thanks Edwin


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There's a whole bunch of them, in high-def, here:

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...een-background

    Go to the comments section. About a third of the way down in the comments section, go to the bottom of 'Alex's comment and click on 'see more'.
    Thanks for that link.

    I received a notification about successful updates.
    Maybe the update deleted the file, although that doesn't explain why I can't locate the new image.

    Paul Thurrott suggested some other locations in that article.
    I'll jump back onto LM and run my W10 VM again.
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  8.    28 Mar 2015 #8
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    In Build 9926, there was the aforementioned 'Microsoft.ContentDeliveryManager' folder but it seems to be missing in Build 10041.
    There is, however, signs that point toward either, up and coming, platform specific or hidden system apps that may carry this content:

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  9.    28 Mar 2015 #9
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    Windows 10 technical preview build 10041

    I'm able to find the lock screen images and ? enable them but the lock screen will only appear after a shut down and it's the Windows default. Any ideas on how I can restore my lock screen and the images I selected?
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  10.    28 Mar 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboophume View Post
    I'm able to find the lock screen images and ? enable them but the lock screen will only appear after a shut down and it's the Windows default. Any ideas on how I can restore my lock screen and the images I selected?
    Settings►Personalization:

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