Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Location (Folder / in the World)

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This guide will show you the Windows 10 lock screen images folder location, and how to find out the Microsoft Windows 10 spotlight lock screen images actual location in the world.

Windows 10 lock screen images folder location

If you want to extract or copy the spotlight lock screen images and use the photos on somewhere else, here’s where the Windows 10 lock screen images are located and stored.

C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

Replace yourusername with your actual username in Windows 10. In the folder, you should see a list of files with random characters and no extensions.

Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Location

Sort the list of files by size. Copy files that are at least 500kb of size to any folder you like. Then, right-click each of them. Select rename and add .jpg extension to their names.

Change JPG Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Folder Location

After adding JPG extension, you should be able to view the images in any photo app. Before being able to add any extension to any file, make sure you’ve enable to view file’s extension by going to File Explorer > View > Options > Change folder and search options > View > uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

Unhide extensions for known file types

The Windows 10 lock screen images location folder contain only spotlight images that have already been downloaded and viewed at least once in your Windows 10 PC. Any new spotlight photos you see in the Windows 10 lock screen will be added to this folder.

Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Preview

Alternatively, you can find the Windows 10 spotlight images collection 2018 online and add them to the folder to allow them to also appear in your Windows 10 lock screen.

Windows 10 lock screen images actual location in the world

If you are astounded by the stunning photos appear in the Windows 10 lock screen and want to find out the actual location of where these photos were taken in the world, here’s how to do it.

There are several methods to find out the Windows 10 lock screen images actual location in the world. The easiest being viewing the location in the lock screen itself.

View image location info from Windows 10 lock screen

When you’re on the Windows 10 lock screen, on the top right corner of the screen, there should be actual location info of the current photo with a Like what you see title and options of either I like it or Not a fan. This feature becomes available since Windows 10 v1607 update. If you don’t see the info panel, you may want to run Windows Update to update your Windows 10.

Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Location in the world

From the image file properties

The other method to view the actual location of the lock screen images taken is by viewing the file properties. Locate the image files and change the extension to JPG. Right click the image you want to check the actual location of, select Properties and then go to Details tab. You should be able to see the actual location info about the photo under Description.

Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Actual Location

However, not all images have the the location info in the description properties. Some will show empty description in the details tab.

Use Google Reverse Image Search

If none of the method above works to show the location info of the image, you can try to use Google Reverse Image search. Using Google reverse image search can help to find related photo from all around the web and extract the info from relevant websites where the photo were hosted. It works most of the time. To do a reverse search, follow the steps below.

Google reverse image search lock screen image location Windows 10

  1. Locate the image you want to search, add JPG extension to the image file.
  2. Go to https://reverse.photos.
  3. Upload the image.
  4. Click on Show matches.
  5. It should then show relevant info of the uploaded image in a search result.

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