This tutorial will assist you How to save Windows Spotlight images?
We have used a Windows 11-powered device for this guide. You can follow the given instructions for Windows 10 as well. The process is pretty the same.
What Is Windows Spotlight?
When you shut down or turn your PC on, You might have noticed that Windows automatically changed the lock screen wallpaper and these wallpapers are truly stunning. This is done by Windows spotlight.
Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with a fun and amazing feature named Windows Spotlight. This feature in Windows 10/Windows 11 sets a new lock screen wallpaper every day by using the internet connection.
Windows spotlight downloads wallpapers from Bing homepage of the day background and then uses them as lock screen wallpaper which are high-quality and high resolution photos.
If you are one of those Who want to save these wallpapers in order to create a collection of lock screen wallpapers to use them as desktop wallpapers and for other purposes then this guide will help you to save Spotlight images.
There are apps available on Microsoft Store You can use to download/save Windows Spotlight wallpapers with one click. But We will suggest using a manual way for saving Spotlight wallpapers.
Do I Need Administrator Privileges To Download Windows Spotlight Wallpapers?
Before We get started, Please keep in mind, This prothird-pcedure requires administrator privileges, So Make sure you have administrator privileges.
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How To Manually Save/Download Windows Spotlight Images On Windows 11/Windows 10?
Copy below given location to clipboard and move to the next step.
Click on the Start Menu.
Press Ctrl and V keys together to paste the location.
Click on the first result to access required folder.
Why Assets Folder Does Not Show Spotlight Images?
If you don’t select Personalise Your Lock Screen as Windows Spotlight, Windows Spotlight images do not appear in the Assets folder.
To switch to the Spotlight images option, Press Windows and I keys together to open Windows Settings app. Go to the Personalise Your Lock Screen option.
Switch from Pictures, Slideshows to Windows Spotlight. Restart your device. A Restart is necessary So Windows can change the lock screen image.
If restarting your computer makes no difference, try restarting or shutting it down again. Images from Spotlight will be displayed in the Assets Folder for sure.
How To Open/See Windows Spotlight Images?
In the Assets folder, All these files with no extension are downloaded wallpapers and only Windows spotlight feature can read them. But We can open these wallpaper by including .JPG file extension.
Tip – It’s better We make a copy and do it on another place to avoid any potential error before getting started.
How To Save/Copy Windows Spotlight Images?
Press Ctrl and A keys together to select all files and then copy them.
Please make a new folder on your desired location, Give it a name and then paste the copied files in it.
How To Include The .JPG Extension At Once?
Windows Spotlight consists of JPG images. You will have to manually include the .JPG extension to open the images.
Select a file and then press F2 key.
Add .JPG at the end of the file name and hit Enter. You can now open it in the Photos app or any other third-party image viewers.
Manually adding a file extension takes a lot of time. There is a workaround If you have a lot of lock screen wallpapers and want to save time. You can use command prompt to change the file extension at once.
Click on start menu and write CMD.
Right click on the command prompt and click run as administrator.
Here We need two things, folder location and CMD command for batch file extension change. To get folder location, Open desired folder and then copy the location from address bar and get back to the CMD.
Write CD and then right click to paste copied location and hit enter.
Now write CMD command and hit enter to kick start the procedure.
Ren *.* *.jpg
Congratulations, CMD command successfully added JPG extension to lock screen wallpapers.
Team Soft Suggester hopes, We have managed to assist you in saving Windows Spotlight images.
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