How to Download Windows 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper (Windows Spotlight)

Found an awesome Windows Spotlight lock screen wallpaper? Here’s a simple strategy for finding and download lock screen wallpaper in Windows.

When there is one thing you can’t deny is that Bing shows the best wallpapers. From nature, culture, tech, to people, Bing wallpapers are different and plentiful. Simply put, you’ll love Bing wallpapers. By default, Windows 10 uses the Windows Spotlight feature to exhibit Bing wallpapers on the lock screen. One of the best reasons for Windows Spotlight is it changes the lock screen wallpaper nearly every day. As possible guess, on a daily basis, you will notice a beautiful lock screen wallpaper every time you lock the machine.

The problem is, you can’t apply those Spotlight wallpapers on the desktop. So, if you like a lock screen wallpaper, Windows 10 doesn’t provide any good way to apply it to the desktop too. Actually, no matter how much you search, you just cannot discover the lock screen wallpaper location.

So, within this quick post, let me show the best way to download lock screen wallpaper in Windows 10. When i state lock screen wallpapers, I’m referring to the bundled lock screen wallpapers and dynamic lock screen wallpapers.

Download Lock Screen Wallpaper

Windows stores the lock screen wallpapers in two different locations. The included or bundled wallpapers are kept in one location and the dynamic Windows Stoplight wallpapers are stored in another location. I’ll demonstrate both. Copy lock screen wallpaper from whichever location you would like.

1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing the laptop keyboard shortcut Win + R.

Bundled lock screen wallpaper location

2. To find the bundled lock screen wallpapers, copy the below path, paste it in the blank field and press Enter.


3. Within the folder, you will see three different folders filled with high-quality Windows wallpapers. Go through the folders till you discover the wallpaper you are searching for.

Windows Spotlight wallpaper location

4. Unlike the bundled lock screen wallpapers, the Windows Spotlight wallpapers kept in a completely different location that is hidden and hard to find. So, enter the following path within the Run command window field and then click the “Ok” button.

In case you are wondering, %localappdata% is really a built-in Windows environment variable.


5. Once you click on the Ok the Assets folder will open. Here, you will notice a lot of files with no extension.

6. Copy all of the files in the Assets folder, produce a new folder around the desktop and paste them in that folder.

7. Because the files don’t have extra time, you can’t preview them. You have to manually add some .jpg extension to all of these. Thankfully, you are able to automate the process with a simple command. To do that, open the “Command Prompt” by searching for it within the start menu.

8. In the Command Prompt window, execute the below command to visit the brand new folder.

Note: Should you copied the files to some other folder situated in some other location then customize the path accordingly.

cd “%USERPROFILE%/desktop/New Folder”

9. When you are in the folder, execute the below command. It’ll give a .jpg extension to any or all the files in that specific folder.

ren *.* *.jpg

You are able to instantly begin to see the increase the risk for folder. Undergo each file before you find the Windows Spotlight wallpaper. To make things easier, alter the view from “View → Large Icons”.

Keep in mind that, Windows automatically deletes the old Windows Spotlight wallpapers automatically. So, if you cannot find the wallpaper then it is highly entirely possible that Windows has deleted the wallpaper from the disk.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or take some help, comment below and that i will attempt to assist as much as possible. If you want this short article, do check out how to automatically apply new Bing wallpaper every day in Windows.