I have been clicking the "I am a fan" option (from "Like what you see?" dropdown) on photographs of the pre-login-screen in Windows 10 (Windows Spotlight) for a few months now.

Is there a way to know which photos I have previously marked as "I am a fan"/"not a fan"?


These photos can be found in the hard drive by going to (Win+R):


This answer explains how to get the details of the photograph (through EXIF, XMP, etc.), thanks Moab for the URL.

  • Its called windows spotlight, it stores the ones you like and deletes the ones you don't...they are stored in C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets – Moab Aug 12 '16 at 18:00
  • Copy them into another folder and rename the file extensions to .jpg to see them. – Moab Aug 12 '16 at 18:01
  • windowscentral.com/… – Moab Aug 12 '16 at 18:02
  • Possible Duplicate...superuser.com/questions/1011968/… – Moab Aug 12 '16 at 18:04
  • @Moab thanks for letting me know where they are stored, but I'm asking which ones I marked as "I'm a fan"/"Not a fan" from the Windows Spotlight dropdown. I'll rephrase the title of my question in order to be more perceptible. – CPHPython Aug 12 '16 at 18:12

"Is there a way to know which photos I have previously marked as "I am a fan"/"not a fan"?"

No, when you select "not a fan" they are deleted from the spotlight folder. Ones you mark as "I am a fan" are left in the spotlight folder.

If you want to keep all the images always select "I am a Fan"

This is the folder they are stored in:


  • 2
    Oh, thanks again Moab. I was kind of hoping to undo some of those I marked as "not a fan" (and actually check those I didn't like before). I'll use that SpotBright app they have to get them all then. – CPHPython Aug 15 '16 at 10:08

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