In today’s article, you will read step by step guide on how to find exact file name of current Windows Spotlight image in Windows 10. And if you’re reading this article, that means you’re looking for something related.
In my previous Windows 10 tutorial, I have already shared the detailed guide that helps you in finding the location of Windows 10 Spotlight images as well as work around to save all of them to your hard disk.
You can check this article if you missed to read it here: How To Find Location & Save Windows Spotlight Images in windows 10.
The workaround mentioned in above link will help you in grabbing all the Windows 10 Spotlight images which system downloaded from the internet. But what if you just want to save the image which is currently displayed on the Windows 10 Lock Screen? Actually, it is possible to find out exact file name of current image displayed on Lock Screen of Windows 10.
In upcoming lines, you will find out a detailed guide on how to do that shared by Winhelponline. So that you do not have to scan through all the 50 plus files available in the Assets folder of Windows 10 to find out a single file.
Here is what you need to do:
1. First, you need to find out file name and path of the current Windows Spotlight or Lock Screen image which is currently displayed on the Windows 10 Lock Screen.
For that, you need to navigate to following registry key:
At this registry key, you will find out the portrait and landscape assets for current Lock Screen image.
2. To navigate to the location of the registry key, you need to type regedit in Windows 10 Start menu search bar. When UAC pop-up appears click Yes to continue.
3. The value data for “LandscapeAssetPath” is what you require, if you’re using a computer. While the “PortraitAssetPath” image refers to mobile devices.
You need to double click on the “LandscapeAssetPath” value and copy its data to the clipboard.
Note: Here data of the value is exact path of the current windows spotlight image
4. Make a right click on the Windows 10 Start button and click on “Run” and type this:
explorer /select, [folderpath]
In above code, you need to replace the folderpath with the data which you copied in above step. After replacing the folderpath with the actual Lock screen image path the final code will look something like:
explorer /select, C:\Users\WinranX\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\12ee1e5566534e4518827e49dc265c3dc1748f77243e962e5fd38158f9510286
After that hit Enter.
5. Now this command will launch the Assets folder with current Windows 10 Lock Screen image selected already. Simply copy the selected file to your Picture folder or on the Desktop change the file extension to .JPG
6. To change its extension simply rename the file with .JPG extension. For example “spotlight.jpg” and now open the file and use it the way you want.
In case, you want to download the complete collection of Windows 10 Lock Screen or Spotlight Images, then check out my this article: Download Winranx Collection of Windows 10 Spotlight Lock Screen Wallpapers
That’s it! I hope you find this trick useful. Let me know what you think in the comments.