Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 345
    Windows 10
       #130

    djbillyd said:
    Three and a half years from now, we still won't know why Windows Spotlight sometimes stops working and needs to be reset.

    Maybe the issue will go away when the Chromium-based Edge browser is released.
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  2. Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 2004 (build 21292.1010)
       #131

    Ground Sloth said:
    Maybe the issue will go away when the Chromium-based Edge browser is released.
    ...and maybe the moon is made out of green cheese! The issue may "go away" in that it's replaced by another issue!!!
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  3. Posts : 345
    Windows 10
       #132

    djbillyd said:
    ...and maybe the moon is made out of green cheese! The issue may "go away" in that it's replaced by another issue!!!

    Or it could just break Windows Spotlight completely.
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  4. Posts : 24,545
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #133

    My experience is that in 1703 it broke easily, plus it never gave a Spotlight picture at a cold boot as it was supposed to. 1709 was little better, but at least...
    Bree said:
    ...for the first time ever the Spotlight picture appears at boot up - previously it was always the default Windows picture (the cave up to 1703, a mountain lake in 1709)
    win 1709 spotlight in lock screen - Windows 10 Forums

    Since 1803 and now 1809 it has worked reliably for all my machines. Though whether that's due to software, or the fact I've turned off metered connections I can't say. I suspect Spotlight used to break if it ever ran out of pictures and wasn't allowed to download any new ones...
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  5. Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 2004 (build 21292.1010)
       #134

    Ground Sloth said:
    Or it could just break Windows Spotlight completely.
    See if that'll help!
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #135

    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks for your solution with the bat-file, it worked for me.
    But indeed, one has to be patient since it can take some time until the folder ...\Assets will be loaded with new images.
    But after that, Spotlight is back on.
    Thank you!
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  7. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #136

    You're most welcome Johan. I'm glad it was able to help you.
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  8. Posts : 215
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #137

    Thank you as usual for fixing my computer Shawn. It went black, reverted to the image it was stuck on after reboot, then after ten minutes got back to syncing normally and showing descriptions, "like this?", etc.
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  9. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #138

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  10. Posts : 118
    Windows 10
       #139

    Ground Sloth said:
    Maybe the issue will go away when the Chromium-based Edge browser is released.
    I switch the default to Chromium-based Edge browser and the stuck spotlight screen is back!
      My Computer


 

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