Image Assets LockScreen

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Image Assets LockScreen

»» 25.DEC.2017 / updated: ---/

Image Assets LockScreen: Microsoft team provides high quality Lock Screen Spotlight images in HD (1920x1080 pixels) which is nicer than the other, but unfortunately they were stored in the deepest depths of the computer.

Image Assets LockScreen


Hidden Images

Because it is a hidden file (not a folder), it must first be made visible

  1. Click on the This PC ("MyComputer") icon on the Desktop.
  2. Click on the View button in the top menu in File Manager.
  3. Here check the Hidden items box.

The files are now visible.

The files are now visible. Now look for the pictures in the folder: C:\ Users\ username \ AppData \ Local \ Packages \ Microsoft.Windows. ContentDeliveryManager _cw5n1h2txyewy \ LocalState \ Assets.

After C:\Users\ the username is name what you specified during the installation, and being displayed on the Lock Screen, when you want to signed in to Windows.


Or just so simple:

1.) If the operation is complicated, use an easier method. Simply open a folder, either on Desktop or elsewhere, and copy the following command to the address bar:

2.) Or: Press simultaneously Windows Logo + R from the keyboard, and copy the following command to the RUN window that appeared:

%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

The image folder will open immediately. This folder contains hidden images, without extension, ie it contains only letters and numbers.

The image folder will open immediately

So you will need to complete it with an extension, adding .jpg or .gif, eventually .png, which then becomes visible. Then you have nothing to do but save high-resolution HD images, and use them as regular wallpapers.

Quick tip: It can be used as a background image, or you can share it on Facebook, of course, if Microsoft doesn't ban it, and it's not a copyrighted image.


Automation

This method consuming a long time, and must be renamed one by one because the original file does not show what hides the file. It may be a document, picture or icon that may be different, and the file may contain a lot of files.

If there is a lot of files, you can automate renaming with a trick that takes only a few seconds.

1.) Simply open a folder, either on Desktop or elsewhere, and copy the following command to the address bar:

2.) Or: Press simultaneously Windows Logo + R from the keyboard, and copy the following command to the RUN window that appeared:

%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

The LocalState folder will open immediately. After opening:

  1. Right-click on the Assets folder.
  2. Select Copy from the mouse pop-up menu.
  3. Then click with the left mouse button in a blank space on the Desktop to show for Windows where you want to copy, and then right-click on the Desktop, and select Paste from the mouse pop-up menu.
  4. Now open the Assets folder by simply clicking with the left mouse button (or double-click).

And here comes the trick

Download the ready-made spotlight.cmd file for this purpose. Please extract it (for example, with WinRAR) and copy the spotlight.cmd file to the Assets folder, that was copied to Desktop. I have typed the command in advance in spotlight.cmd, but if lost enter manually or copy the following command: ren *.* *.jpg where the "ren" in means "rename", and instead .jpg can be rename the extension to .png or .gif, which means a different file format (different extension) of the image file. Do not change the rest of this command in any way.

Quick tip: Occasionally, from time to time, you should perform these operations, as the Redmond team changes images that appear on the lock screen quite frequently and will be automatically deleted from your computer folder after a short period of time.

The command prompt will overwrite the file extension in a second. You have nothing to do, only sort the pictures you like.

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